Mon, 1 June 2015
Hey hey! Welcome to episode 137 of Life on Fire TV. Today we’re talking about the REAL way to set and achieve your goals. This is exact process I’ve used to sell my business by the time I was 30 AND to meet and soon marry Megan Ann, the love of my life.
We’re building off of what we learned in the first day of the motivation challenge: how to change our internal state quickly by tapping into our own life on fire moments. In day two of the motivation challenge we’re discovering how to reach any goal in your business or any other area of your life.
Whether it was a New Year’s resolution or any other type of goal almost all of us have set goals at one point in our lives. But how many times have you set a goal and then not reached it? And how discouraged did you feel when that happened?
The process I’m sharing with you today is going to change all of that for you; I can say that because it did for me too!
In this episode you’ll hear:
The first step in this goal setting process is to get into state. By that I mean get into the right frame of mind for setting goals. Get excited! Use that moment on fire technique from day one to get pumped up.
Next get clear on what you want; I recommend starting with a monthly set of goals. By the first of the month get those goals written down on paper.
When you’re writing them out make them attainable. Don’t say you’re going to go to the gym every day. Life happens and you may not be able to go every day. You want to make your goals attainable so you can begin to build congruence, or what I call getting your reps in. The more goals you write down that you actually reach the stronger your goal-setting muscle will become.
You can also stretch yourself even with attainable goals. Sign up to run a 5K or a Tough Mudder. Now you’re motivated to work out because you’ve got a race coming up!
Now that your goals are clear and you’ve written them out, print them out so they are visible in your home or at your office. Post them in your bathroom or above your computer. Put them somewhere you will see them every day. You want them to be visible because you’re going to read them every day.
You also will be making them publicly known. You can do what I do and add them to a Powerpoint, then take a screen shot of your goals for the month and post that screen shot on Facebook.
If you don’t want to post them on your personal page you can post them in our Life on Fire Facebook group where people will hold you accountable. And that’s the key reason for posting your goals in public: accountability!
Now that your goals are written, posted where you can see them every day and posted publicly, write a letter to yourself. This letter is going to be about how you feel AFTER you’ve reached those goals. Be vivid, make it emotional and be specific. How do you feel after you’ve reached your goals? What is your life like now? Write it out.
And you’re going to read that letter to yourself every day. Imagine how much a difference this letter will make while you’re achieving your goals: how much easier is it going to be to tackle those challenges now that you’re reading how great it feels after you’ve overcome them? That’s why you read your letter every day!
On this episode you’ll hear me read my goals for this coming month and my personal letter to myself after I’ve achieved them. And then check out the cheat sheet below to help you set and achieve your goals next month! Thanks for being here for episode 137, be sure to come back for part 3 of your motivation challenge. We’ll see you next time on Life on Fire TV!