The first step to success is to make sure your aim is right. The best way to do it is by asking yourself a simple question every day. “Will things that I will do today bring me closer to my goals.” Ups. And then I realise I don’t have any goals set for myself.
Luckily I was able to watch my father every day. Using his methods based on authors like N. Hill, B. Tracey, T. Ferris he was able to achieve many things. Through the years and various periods of my life, I manage to develop my own for different needs and feels.
So what are they? I will give you a quick review of my top three. You can choose what works for and what don’t. We are all one of a kind, and not one thing works for everybody.
I knew this one for a long time but I tried it for the first time not long ago. The idea is to set up goals for seven areas in your life. They are: Persona & Social, Work & Career, Family, Spiritual, Financial, Mind/Intellect & Physical/Health. Every part of the wheel of life is essential. And the first thing to do is to rate each with a number from 1 to 10. Be honest with yourself. Then you make a list of short, achievable & time-framed goals for each of the areas. With a purpose to bring rating of an area close to ten. The only thing left is the repetition of the process and keeping green bars up. And that’s the short version of it.
The idea of this one is a little bit different. It’s called a life plan. The author gives you a series of exercises. With them you gain a better understanding of yourself. In the end, you write a sheet which goes like this. The first part is for your life purpose. The second one is for metrics of success by some high number let’s say the year 2050. Next is field how it’s gonna happen. After there are four fields. One for your lifetime goals, 10-years goals, 1-year goals and last 90-day action plan. After them comes a phrase which you complete with your words. I will be known in my community as the ____________ person. And then it comes date and your signature. You make a copy for yourself and a friend. When the year pass, recheck everything and do it again. Don’t forget the idea is to have those on some visible place and check them every day.
It goes like this. Write down a manifest for yourself, written in the first person. Who you are, what did you achieve, when and how did you get there and so on… Use your imagination. It’s quite simple but effective. After you have it, write it down on a computer, make a copy and buy a notebook and a pen. Rewrite your manifest every day in the morning and before sleep. If you don’t like writing you can still read it — but do it at loud. I did that for a year — and it worked well for me. I even made an audio version and listened to it while I was on the road.
These are my top methods for setting up goals. I used and still using them. There is one thing that connects them all. It’s repetition. The reason behind it is that you have to convince your mind you’re capable of doing them. And that is the hardest part.
There is one thing that connects them all. It’s repetition.
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