Do you feel like you have a ton of great ideas but have a hard time following through?
Do you consistently feel overwhelmed just thinking, "I have so much to do and so little time"?
Once upon a time, I was living the all-or-nothing lifestyle, where I was working way too much in my business that I neglected other areas of my life, like family, relationships, and sometimes even my self-care and health.
Out of frustration, for lack of results, I started to become obsessed with creating systems in my life and business, so I could work out how to effectively use my time within a 24 hour period, so I can achieve my goals.
I got sick of being busy, and I wanted to achieve and complete one of the many ideas and projects that I had in my thoughts and my dreams.
Can you relate?
If you've got big ideas and goals that you would like to accomplish, and you would like to know how to create a plan to reach them, then join me in this video to watch Top 5 steps on How To Set Goals You'd Actually Want To Achieve.
Now, before you start planning out your goals, you need to clearly define what do you want to accomplish, and why it truly matters to you.
So, here, I would like you to think about the six key areas in life, so that's your finances, career and business, your personal life, such as your hobbies, what you do in your spare time, health and fitness, business and personal relationships, finally, contribution.
Now, covering all of these areas, write out a list of aspirational goals. Like, your top 100 things you'd like to do, experience, and achieve over a lifetime. This doesn't have to be an inactive list, either. You can always add to it as time goes on, but the purpose of this exercise is to get your thoughts to paper and think about what you would like to accomplish.
Once you have your list of intentions, think about the year ahead to create a vision board to help you visualize when you get to the end of the year how will your future self, and life, could look and feel like if you were to achieve some of those goals on your intention list.
At this point, you don't necessarily need to know precisely how you're going to get there, because no doubt, you'll figure it out along the way.
All you need to do is take those first steps by creating a vision and intention to implement the activities you'll need to do consistently.
2. Establish your breakthrough goal and break it down into achievable steps and tasks
Now, I would like you to decide on one breakthrough goal you need to accomplish that will be the momentum that you need to be able to help you gain personal fulfilment in all six of the areas I mentioned previously.
A primary goal that will help bring the six areas of your life goals into alignment. Now, this could be starting a business or publishing a book, or perhaps, developing a product, career change or promotion, maybe a significant health and lifestyle goal to give you the energy and a better quality of life.
Ensure you meet the following 3 criteria’s when you write out your breakthrough goal. That is, to be Specific, Measurable, & Timely, by setting yourself a deadline of when you would like to achieve this goal by.
3. Schedule it into your planner, your Google calendar, preferably somewhere where you will see it every single day
It's not enough to schedule in your breakthrough goals. As I mentioned in step two, you'll need to reverse engineer your goal and break it down into achievable steps and tasks.
So, keeping the end goal in mind, work backwards and write out all the steps that you'll need to take for your goal to be reached and schedule in action required to complete that task by a specific date and time.
There's a lot of research that suggests that people who specifically schedule in their goals and tasks to state what, how much, and by when they're going to take the specific action, are much more likely to stick to their goals and see it through to completion.
4. Personal Accountability
Now, we live in a world full of distractions, so if you're not organizing your life around your vision, your goals, your dreams, that you would like to achieve and what truly matters to you, it is very likely you'll end up with excuses and a case of analysis paralysis.
Therefore, you've got to organize your life around achieving your goal and quit the excuses of "I have so much to do and so little time."
Now, here's a little tough love here. We all have 24 hours in a day, so allowing yourself to get connected to your goals and your vision daily will help ignite that flame to help you do the things that you need to do. If something is significant to you, you'll make time for it.
Finally, 5. Create A Sense Of Urgency
One of the misconceptions people have is that they create yearly goals. Now, I'm not saying that annual goals are bad. Some projects may take a year or more to complete, but hear me out here.
One of the reasons why I developed The Key Planner layout to be a 13-week or 90-day plan is, I wanted to keep my vision of how I wanted my year to look and feel like.
But based from personal experience, I found if I set yearly goals, that allowed me to get distracted, put off tasks I should be completing, thinking I've got a whole year to do this. Then, come a week out from the deadline, and I'm cramming to try and achieve my goal and start my assignment on my tasks assigned to a specific timeframe.
Can you relate?
I then learned a far more effective strategy was to have my yearly vision to fuel my perseverance and motivation, but aim to execute my goals within a 13-week or 90-day period.
So, I found that time blocking and scheduling in the task to achieve my goals within a leaner timeframe that was realistic, yet within a tight deadline, did the trick to overcome procrastination.
Thanks for watching or reading, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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