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Goals are essential to have in life. Without them, we wouldn’t achieve anything.
You might not know where to start, or you have tried to set goals in the past but have failed to meet them. This could include anything you set to achieve in your personal life, business-related, or something fun.
The best way, I’ve found, is to set smaller milestones on the way to getting to the primary goal. It allows you to feel mini wins before the battle if you will.
As you may already know, my current goal is to make $1,000 extra every month. This money will be invested back into the business, pay for my websites, and supplies for the company.
Goal setting isn’t a get-rich-quick mentality. Depending on the goal, it will take time. So let’s cover how you can set goals to make sure you achieve them.
Why Should You Set Goals?
The vital question that we need to ask ourselves. Why?
An interesting thing with goals is that you can’t just think about them. You need to do small things every day to stay on the path.
One way to start is to sit down and think about why you want or have this goal.
The first and most important thing to do is write the goal down.
Something about putting it down in writing makes you think about it more. You might start to realize the goal will be a huge undertaking and almost stressful.
But, this is when having the second tip comes in handy.
We are going to use this one goal to make many smaller goals.
An example of this is my goal of writing more. Initially, that was my goal, but as you can see, it’s a very vague goal. Where do you even know where to start? You break it up into smaller goals (in this example, I decided to write 500 words a day for a month).
The crazy thing is that it was a few months ago, and, most days, I’m still doing it! This means the goal of writing more has been achieved, surpassed, and has become a routine!
Setting Goals – It’s Good For You
If you are here, the chances are that you want to start your side hustle. Maybe you don’t know where to start or how to start. Well, stay tuned as I will be posting articles every day to help you on your path.
Well, that’s the plan, at least.
Today’s first step is to have a goal in mind and write it down. Keep this simple. Remember, it can be personal, business-related, or something fun.
Focus on goals to become a better person, healthier, and even more willing to help others out. After all, it has been on my mind and why I wanted to write this post.
If you need to have more motivation, setting a timeline could be helpful. As for me, I only do that on goals that require a schedule (writing more, working out, or even starting my business).
If you read the About Me page, you might have noticed that my goals are general, but I can make them specific for different situations.
The broad goals are helping others, enjoying life, and starting my own business.
This process for me started a few years ago. I realized that I didn’t enjoy the work I was doing.
I worked hard to achieve my career, but I just wasn’t happy. It took me a long time to realize, but I decided to make a HUGE change.
This change has allowed me to focus on what makes me happy. I now have extra time and focus on what I want in my life.
Going back to goals, I sometimes get sidetracked.
My first goal was to write more. And that has led me to start a few websites. I never dreamed of having people read my stuff, but I soon found having a blog has been amazing.
I then found being around a community of like-minded people was a game-changer, which has ultimately has led me to right now—typing this up and trying to get it posted before going to work.
Yes, I still have a full-time job. And my goal for this year (2022) is to be my boss. A HUGE goal and undertaking, but I have set up small “wins” along the way.
This process has been a lot of work. Just remember the old saying or joke, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is one bite at a time.
Creating smaller goals along the way of your larger goal will help you stay motivated. Before you know it, your goal will be achieved, and you will look for others!
It’s Your Turn – What’s Your Goal?
Hopefully, you have an idea of how I set goals by now.
To help, here are three steps you can take to achieve any goal you have.
- Have a primary goal in mind
- Write it down
- Break it into smaller achievable goals
There you have it. Now it’s your turn! If you feel like sharing, drop a comment below on your goal.
Maybe you are going back to school, taking an online class, reading more, starting your own business, or building your blog.
Let us know in the comments below.
Additionally, if you have questions about setting goals, let me know. If you don’t want to ask them to the community, send me an email.
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Setting goals, however large or small, is a great way to get the most out of this life. It’s okay to have large and small goals. The point is taking a step in the right direction.
I love the quote saying that every journey starts with the first step.
We are here for a short time and may as well make the best of it. I would love to help you out in any way that I can.
Don’t forget to say hi in the comments below.