Use this secret formula to achieve your goals

How you set your goal is vital to determining if you’ll achieve your goal or not. So, what’s the best way to achieve a goal? You need to start the right way! Here’s how…

A quick online search for “how to set goals” gives you more than a billion results! That’s impressive!

However, when searching for “how to achieve goals”, the results are far less. Why is that?

Which would you rather do: Set a goal or achieve a goal? Obviously, setting a goal is just the starting point. It’s where you begin, but it’s doesn’t mean you’ll achieve the goal.

The truth is: How you set a goal determines if you’ll achieve the goal!

It turns out that there’s a proven formula to setting goals that you’ll achieve—and it’s hiding in plain sight!

achieve your goal with from x to y by whenWrite the formula this way: “My actions to go from X to Y by When.”

If other words: “My determination to take the actions required to go from my current state, to a future state, by a specific date.”

A properly set goal states:

  • Your intent to take action
  • To go from where you are now
  • To a future state
  • By a specific deadline.

For example, let’s look at a common goal: “I want to lose weight.”

Is that example set correctly?

Nope. Right now, that’s a dream, or a wish—and even though it’s a great dream, it’s not an achievable goal. Not yet.

Now, let’s restate it as a goal that you can actually accomplish:

I want to combine a healthier diet and more exercise (those are my actions) in order to go from 200 pounds (where I am now) to 180 pounds (where I want to be) by October 1st (a specific date).

That’s powerful! It’s a statement of determination to take the actions required to go from a current state, to a future state, by a specific date. That’s a goal you can achieve!

The next time you set a goal, remember the secret formula for success: “My actions to go from X to Y by When.”

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2021-03-24T09:18:39+00:00