Do you want to easily achieve your goals in an easy and straightforward way?
Going through the numerous resources on the internet – both websites and YouTube videos, you can see there are many ways to set goals. There is evidence of different techniques and frameworks being used. It can quickly overwhelm you.
Having a journal system for your goals on the other hand helps you to quickly get your thoughts on paper, review them, select the best ones, and create a simple plan geared towards achieving your set goals.
You even get to track them so you can make adjustments along the way.
So, in this article, we will show you how to use journaling to set goals that are achievable.
5-Step Framework For Setting Goals Using Journaling
Do A Brain Dump To Identify Your Goals
It is way easier to identify your goals if you have a pile of ideas you can choose from.
In order not to procrastinate, do a quick free write. Don’t think about syntax or flow in writing just write.
After you are done, you can do a quick review and select topics that mirror the goals you want to achieve.
You will find ideas that are relevant to what you intend to achieve.
Concretize Your Goals
We normally write generally. So, after the first draft of the free write and select the goals you want, take the next of making your goals more concrete to the senses.
You can use the Feynman technique to make your goals more specific.
The idea is to boil down to specific actions you can take. When you have a framework or steps for moving toward your goals, you are likely to go through with it.
Categorize Your Goals And Create A Plan
At this stage, you already have your goals and the habits you need to attain those goals.
What you need to do is start creating a ranking system and day-to-day schedule for the goals.
Not all goals are equally important.
In addition, if you have a plan for those goals, you are 95% more likely to follow through with it.
Keep Track Of The Activities You Perform To Attain Your Goals
Many people well-meaning people make the mistake of setting goals, and having a specific plan but ignore tracking the progress they are making.
You don’t need to focus entirely on the goals. However, you need to have a system for checking how well you are performing each task that can propel you to the goals you have set for yourself.
Create A Schedule For Regular Journaling Of Your Goals
We hinted at creating a schedule for your goals.
Now we want to give you a trick to create a simple but powerful plan for achieving goals. Don’t think of goals in terms of big leaps but small incremental steps taken each day over a long period of time.
- Create a To-Do List section in your journal.
- Map out which actions you need to perform per day.
- Give them specific dates and places
- Set reminders to alert your attention.
- Do the task specified.
This might be a simple framework for a schedule, but if applied it will draw you closer to your dreams daily.