When it comes to slaying your goals, it seems like a task that’s out of reach for so many people. I’m here to tell you it’s not. Let’s get brutally honest and get down to the wire to uncover why you’re not crushing those goals. Without wasting any more time, we’re going to dive into the two secrets that will help you slay your goals.
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The Two Secrets That Will Help You Slay Your Goals
Below are two major secrets that will help you in slaying your goals. The true secret is implementation, so try your best to implement what we go over below and watch as your goals start getting achieved that much more often.
Secret Number One
The first secret that will help you slay your goals is all in the planning. You need to be structuring your goals appropriately and writing them down. You are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. FORTY-TWO PERCENT! That’s almost half times more likely than if you DON’T write them down. Talk about setting yourself up for success! Let’s break down this secret into actionable pieces that’ll make you write better goals:
1. Make it a S.M.A.R.T. Goal
I’m sure you’re no stranger to hearing about what a S.M.A.R.T. goal is and what it stands for. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. While I’m not going to go into the details of a S.M.A.R.T. goal and how to set one (you can do that here), I am going to talk about why each goal you set should be a S.M.A.R.T. goal.
Creating vague goals (ie. I’m going to make money blogging) are more or less blanket statements. There’s no timeline or specific way of reaching that goal. This is why we need to scrap vague goals.
You need to be able to manage your success in a timely manner – meaning, you need to set deadlines to have certain aspects of your goal achieved. Without a deadline, your goal is just a pipe dream. If you can’t imagine your goal by breaking it down into the S.M.A.R.T. formula, the least you should be doing is getting oddly specific with your goal (the more specific the better) and create a deadline.
2. Write Them Down
Above we went over that people who write down their goals are 42% more likely to achieve them (we like those odds!) but what actually happens when we write down a goal?
When we think about our dreams, we’re using the RIGHT side of our brain (the imaginative side). When we write down that goal, we engage the left side of our brain (the logical side). The result of this? A new dimension of consciousness of our goal (meaning it goes deeper than just thinking about your goals). You can find out more here!
Pretty cool right? Who knew that simply writing down our goals made them that much more achievable!
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Secret Number Two
Okay, if just writing down our goals makes us 42% more likely of achieving them, then what could possibly be the second secret? Oh yes – the second secret that will help you slay your goals is actually executing them. While we can sit and plan all day for the rest of our lives, if we don’t actually take action to complete these goals, we will never achieve them.
So many of us flounder in this stage. We chicken out, the plan looked prettier on paper, the plan changed and now we’re lost. Whatever the reason may be, we back down and never execute, which is ultimately useless. Below, I’m going to walk you through foolproof steps to get you to take action on your goals.
Work At It Every Single Day
Every day, you need to sit down and take a look at the goals you’ve written down. You need to get brutally honest with yourself and check in to see whether you’re on track to reaching your goals. If you aren’t, what can you be doing to get closer to completing your goals?
Accept That the Plan May Change
The plan you created is simply a catalyst to get you moving. It’s more likely than not that the plan will end up changing as you progress towards your goal. This is okay. This is very common! The plan is allowed to change and you will have to account for that as it goes. Focus less on the specific details included within the plan, and focus more so on the completion of the goal and whether that’s being accomplished.
Write Down Your Wins
One of the single most ways to keep going is to write down your wins. When you write down your wins, you are making yourself aware of how far you’ve come. Every time you write down a win, you activate the reward centre in your brain. This is likely to lead to more motivation which gives you the stamina to finish working towards your goal! Want to know more about the powers of writing down your goals? Check it out here!
In order to achieve your goals, you need to be getting oddly specific, writing them down and working at it every single day! Achieving our goals is SO rewarding and gives us an undoubted sense of accomplishment. We need to make sure we’re setting ourselves up for success along the way, and rewarding the wins no matter how small!