There is this huge misconception that when you set a goal you will achieve it. However, this is not actually true according to most research studies. The fact is setting goals might actually lead you down the path of failure. Rather learn how to design your life for goal achievement.
It is as it was phrased by an author, goals always situate you in the position of failure. The key is to have goals but also systems on how to get the results you want.
In this article, we will provide you with a bulletproof step-by-step process on how to design your life so you realistically achieve your goals. If you put this system into practice, you will be amazed.
Let’s Dive In!
Set A Broad Goal
To explain this concept, let’s use an example.
If your goal is to become a millionaire, then that is a broad goal. You need to have a big goal that can serve as a marker or direction for the smaller goals needed to help you accomplish your hefty goals. The goal to achieve a billion dollars will probably take a long time but it gives your mind the focus it needs to decide on the little components that can push it toward that goal.
The idea is to think broadly and dream as big as you want.
However, don’t fall into the trap of setting a goal beyond you in all spectrums. Although your goal should be daring, it must not be overstated.
That being said, the reason why you need a broad is that they offer you a healthy path to a successful end, and setting them although they, might sound vague will help you to set smaller goals that will fit into the framework.
Set Smart Goals
After you have your broad goal sorted, you need to create smaller goals that will serve as short-term milestones to keep you in check.
If for instance, you have a goal of losing maybe 60 pounds, you need to set smaller goals like 4-5 pounds on a monthly basis. What this does is that it keeps you in a winning state until you achieve your overall goal of losing 60 pounds.
Moreover, the word S.M.A.R.T has meaning. Your goal must be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.
Always ensure your smaller goals thick the boxes on those categories. They are that important.
Build A System Of Habits
Yes, it is nice to have both broad and smart goals. But those are the results you are aiming for. You can’t stay in your head and hope those results just pop out of the sky. They need to be actualized through constant actions on a daily basis.
James Clear, the Author of Atomic Habit talks about why you need to set systems and totally forget about your goals.
Instead of thinking about writing a book, identify specific actions like setting a conducive environment and writing a set number of words per day. That will give you results rather than always thinking about writing a book. The little actions every day and by the end of three to six months, you will have a book.
In fact, when you constantly think about your goals, you might be demotivated by your progress. If you trust the process and show up every day, you will definitely reach those goals you have set for yourself.
So, build habits that will give you results.