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I have a nine-step goal-setting process to share with you that can help you set your goals for 2018 and achieve them.
I myself use this goal-setting guide with my family. I got these steps from one of my mentors, Jim Rome. He made the process very simple, but also very effective. Remember—don’t complicate your goal-setting so much that you end up not setting any goals at all. Let your mind be open and free-flowing when following these nine steps:
2. Next to each goal, write the number of years you want to take to accomplish that goal. For example, if the first thing you wrote was something like “lose 10 pounds” or “make x amount of money” or “have better relationships,” write down next to that goal whether you want to make it happen in one year, three years, five years, or 10 years. Do that for each goal you set.
3. Sort each goal into five different categories: physical and health, family and relationships, business and/or finance, spiritual development, and mental development. This way, you can make sure you’re making progress in all aspects of your life.
4. Pick out the four most important goals. Look at the goals that you want to make happen in one year, and identify the four most important of them.
5. Describe your four most important goals in detail. For example, if one of these goals is to buy a car, what color will that car be? What size? What kind?
6. Describe why each goal is important to you. If you want a new car, why is buying a new car important to you? Whatever your goal is, make sure you go in depth as to why you want it. The reason you want to achieve this goal will keep you engaged with making it a reality.
7. Transfer those goals to a journal that you have with you at all times.
8. Review that journal. If you remember an important goal you forgot to write down one week later, you can add it to the journal. This is a working document—don’t be afraid to work with it and reshuffle it. They’re your goals and your life, so make sure they’re right for you.
9. Check your progress. Make sure you’re looking at your goals on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Try not to go beyond a month. Once you have your goals set, ask yourself what steps you need to take to get closer to them. If you want to buy a home within the next six months or year and the first step is to get pre-qualified, how much down payment do you need? How much do you have in the bank now? Find out the difference and figure out what you need to save until you reach your timeline.
This is a general overview of this goal-setting process, but if you’d like a more detailed approach or you know anyone whose goal is buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I'd be happy to help you.