The one secret to actually achieving your goals
Sincerely, the overwhelmed entrepreneur and corporate refugee.
…the secret is FEELING into your goals for those who are impatient.
But, if you’re like me you get overwhelmed with the mere thought of writing a goal let alone taking steps to reach a goal. With all the information on the world wide web it’s sometimes counterproductive for me to look up little tidbits to help me move toward my dream life. So very quickly I want to recap the most prominent information on goal-setting and achieving I have actually retained.
01. Begin with the end in mind: Visualize and write down the goal you want to achieve. It doesn’t matter if it’s six months from now or six years from now think of what it would FEEL like when you have finally reached this desired state. What will it feel like to have the booty of your dreams? Will you be thrilled to finally go to Neiman Marcus and buy whatever you want without the guilt and fear of feeling like the money should have went elsewhere? Good. Feel that and ACTIVATE it. Activate it daily, preferably through a moment of silence to yourself. Also, don’t forget to feel the feeling of gratitude for this goal that is coming but also for what you have now. Keep this feeling with you everyday, practice it for 21 days, skip a rock in a pond to it, think about it especially before you go to sleep to signal your subconscious. Live it out in your mind every single day, channeling your energy into the thankfulness as if it’s already happened.
02. Chunk it down to the present moment: So now you have the goal that is let’s say six months from now, edit it down to the very present moment. What can you do this very day to take action and every day after that until the goal has came into fruition? For example, if you want to go to Neiman’s and blow a bag I’m assuming financial security is the end goal. On that very day or next that you write this goal the first step you can take is explore ways to save money or increase your income. This is where your brain power comes into play: instead of saying “I’m broke” or “That will never happen for me”, ask yourself “How can I make this happen?”.Once you shift your mindset from the current circumstances to the possibility of it all unfolding to your liking, you’ve struck gold.
Here’s it broken down:
Goal: Save $10,000 in twelve months to book that vacation to Fiji.
Step 1 Breakdown: an extra $833 a month to be specific to reach the $10k goal.
Step 2 Breakdown: Speak to the possibility of you expanding into making the extra $833 a month. Could you sell a few items? Go without brunch for a couple weekends? Monetize something you’re talented at? Ask for a raise? Raise your rates, if you’re already a freelancer?
Step 3 Breakdown: Visualize it, feel the feeling of you booking and relaxing on the beaches of Fiji Island. Meditate on it, but take action every single day relentlessly to get you there while being grateful that you have the mindset and power to achieve this, because you just know it’s going to happen.
This method is also applicable to long-term goals such as: starting a business and becoming profitable, cultivating a lifestyle of riches and job flexibility. Use this same method and write down action items to get you to the goal. The key is the action items don’t have to be huge, a very small step will build the momentum. If you save just $20 a week, that’s more than nothing. Wash, rinse, edit, repeat this method for your goals.
If you want a free worksheet for “life editing” to figure out what you can to to reach your goals click here and scroll to bottom of the page.