Do you have ambitious goals?
How ambitious are your goals really?
Well I don’t know about you, but when I say I have ambitious goals, I mean traveling the world, becoming a billionaire, ending starvation and all the other stuff on my bucket list.
Everyone is different and I’m not saying your goals should be to make billions, build an empire and plan to end world starvation either.
I’m just showing you what I want out of my life to hopefully inspire you which is why I just linked to my bucket list above.
But, I’m guessing you’re here because you wanna know how to achieve your goals and stop postponing them for later.
Because the last thing you want is to feel intense regret when you’re on your deathbed… wondering “Did I live my life the way I wanted?” “If only I did X what would have happened?”
This article is about achieving your goals whatever they may be and making sure you do achieve them once and for all.
1. Write Them Down
You can’t get something done if you don’t even know what it is.
Clarity is power. So get clear and write down EXACTLY what you want to achieve.
Frankly if you’re not even bothered to write them down then how do you expect to even achieve them?
Okay, now just before you write them. Let’s get something clear…
There’s a difference between goals and your long term vision.
For example, all the stuff I said about becoming a billionaire and ending world starvation is all part of my long term vision. Which you should also write down.
Once you’ve written down your vision of what you want to accomplish in your life then it’s time to set those annual and monthly goals.
What do you want to get done this month? Where do you wanna be in 12 months from now?
Be realistic and practical here. You can’t become a billionaire or impact millions of life or do big things in a months time – but you can take steps and get closer to achieving them.
The key here is to work backwards.
- Set your annual goals – where you want to be in 12 months
- Set your monthly goals – where do you have to be in a months time
- Set your daily goals – what do you need to accomplish in the day
I personally have 3 goals each month that I share in my monthly newsletter, where I also share the actions I am going to take to achieve those goals. Just put in your email address on the right hand side and I’ll show you my journey to $100K.
Okay, so you’ve written down what you want to achieve in the next 12 months, set your monthly goals and the daily actions you need to take.
Again it is extremely important to be realistic and practical. How will you know?
Well if you’re not achieving your daily goals then you’re not going to achieve your monthly goals. And if you’re not gonna achieve the monthly goals then you’re definitely not gonna achieve the annual goals.
It’s okay to go back and refine your goals to make them more realistic so don’t feel bad if you’re not able to achieve those daily goals regularly.
2. See Them Daily
Now that you’ve written them down, stick them on your wall. Look at them every single day. Remember them. Remember why you woke up. And remember what you’re working towards.
It’s very easy to forget what we’re trying to achieve if we’re just running around doing things, trying to make a living and just putting off fires. So make sure you see them every single day and contemplate over them for a couple of minutes.
3. Visualize The Actions
This is where reality kicks in. Can you see yourself doing these actions?
How are you going to take these daily actions? At what time?
If you don’t schedule a specific time for it every day then it’s not gonna get done. You’ll end up relying on your willpower and that’s a bad strategy.
Because if you’re hoping you’ll have the willpower then you’re pretty much leaving it to chance.
We all have the same 24 hours. It’s all about how you manage your priorities. If you don’t give your goals a priority by assigning a specific time for them each they, then just ask yourself… is this goal really important to me? Am I willing to dedicate my time towards these goals? And am I willing to give them a priority in my daily life?
4. Tell Everyone
The power of accountability and saving face.
Tell everyone about your goals. Tell them that you’re going to achieve X and X by [Desired Date].
Now your family, friends and people around you will expect you to achieve them.
Because how are you gonna look when you don’t?
You’re a man/woman of your word aren’t you?
And don’t be like… hey guys I’m gonna take my family to Hawaii this year. NO. Instead it should be like…
Hey guys, I’m gonna take my family to Hawaii on the 17 of July 2019 and we’re gonna stay there for 5 days.
Now you can’t talk yourself out of that. Because if you say this year.. then that could be anytime in the future.. they’ll probably even forget.
But by being specific it’s more memorable, they can hold you more accountable and you can hold yourself more accountable.
This is what I’ve done in my newsletter where I’m sharing my exact goals and actions for my journey to $100K. Because if I don’t achieve 100% of what I say I’m gonna do in my newsletter then what does that say about me?
Raise the stakes for yourself and share it with the world.
That’s How It’s Done
Now that’s how you set ambitious goals and guarantee yourself that you’ll achieve them.
Get started now.
Chances are if you don’t do this in the next 24 hours then you’re not ever gonna do it.
So don’t postpone till later – set a time today and let’s start achieving those goals.
And if you want to kind of hold yourself accountable by seeing other people achieving their goals then join my journey from broke to $100K newsletter. I’ll email you every month what I’ve done and what I’m gonna do – so you can see how it’s done and maybe feel a sense of inspiration to do the same.