3 Easy Ways To Get Started With Goal Setting

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3 Easy Ways To Get Started With Goal Setting

Encourager-In-Chief: March 23rd, 2016

Goal Setting 101 Part 1:

One of the easiest ways to become a success in business is to commit to a Goal Setting Discipline and stick with it. Here are some of the simplest and most basic ways to get started.

Step 1: Write your goals down. I know this should be obvious, but could you put your hands on your written goal list right now? I ask this question in my seminars all the time of people who have been coming for 16 years and many of them still don’t have their written goal list with them. Just because something is simple doesn’t mean it’s easy or that everybody does it. Still, if you want to get started, begin by writing your goal list.

Step 2: Be specific. Don’t write down that you want to be happy. Don’t write down you want to stop being sarcastic. Don’t write down that you want to improve your guitar skills. Write down, “Go one week without saying anything sarcastic” or “practice playing the guitar two hours every day for a week.” Once you accomplish these goals, set the same goals for a longer time frame, such as two weeks or a month, or even six months. If you practice two hours a day, every day, for the next six months, I guarantee you will improve your guitar skills.

Step 3: Set a deadline for completion. One of my annual goals is to stop complaining for 10 weeks. Believe me, that is no easy task, especially if you are a Pittsburgh Penguins fan. To make it easier, I use cascading goals. In other words, I have separate goals to stop complaining for one week, two weeks, three weeks, all the way up to 10 weeks. By breaking it down, it makes them a lot easier to complete.

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
- John Dewey

This excerpt is taken from my Designing Your Destiny seminar.

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I’ll have some more goal-setting tips for you next week. In the meantime, I encourage you to download my Goal Setting Mastery audio program.

Goal Setting Mastery

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Let me hear from you!