When you look on the internet, there’s a lot of advice on how to achieve goals. Some say you got to set SMART goals which stand for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Some believe in the law of attraction.
So, I’m going to break it down to you how to set goals and make sense of goal setting so you actually achieve your goals without losing focus.
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Hey everyone, I am Prakhar coming to you from DesignEpicLife.com.
In this video, I am going to be talking about how to make sense of goal setting. When you look on the Internet there’s a lot of advice on goal setting. Some say you got to set SMART goals which stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. I am not against it but that’s not all you need to know about goal setting.
Then there are other people who believe in the law of attraction where they say you need to visualize your dreams and if you visualize hard enough, they’ll come to reality. Well, again it’s not the best way to set goals.
So I’m going to break it down to you how I set goals and how you can do the same. So first let’s start with the vision.
The vision is something that you dream of. It’s not to be shared with other people because once you share your vision with other people, they give you expressions of doubt, they ask you questions “oh, is this even possible?”. They say you need to be realistic and when they start doubting you, you start doubting yourself. You don’t even realize it, so never ever share your vision with anyone.
Another thing about vision is that it needs to be big. Most people think too small, they settle for so less that they never ever realize how much they can achieve and how far they can go so you need to think big. It’s not about whether you will achieve your vision in life or not, it’s about striving for something. It’s about striving for something greater than yourself, something that you may not be able to realize but in the process who you will become and what you will achieve will be far greater than you could have ever imagined.
So write down that vision that you have in mind know your why, know your purpose behind it, and then lock it somewhere so that nobody sees it.
Then the next is your one to ten-year plan. It could be 1-year, 5-year or 10-year. Here, you don’t need vision anymore, you need a specific plan, a strategy.
You need to think forward and think of all the options you have, what could go wrong and you need to plan in advance for all the obstacles that may come. How would you tackle the punches life throws at you? And for this one to ten year plan, you don’t need to think positively. Think all the things that can go wrong. Be the devil’s advocate, argue with yourself. How everything that you’re doing is going to collapse, and then make a game plan.
One to ten-year plan is about playing a game with life. How are you going to deal with the punches that it throws at you?
Then comes your one to three-month sprints. In this one to three-month sprints, you can set specific goals and measure them. Sprints are all about radical change and getting out of your comfort zone to take your life to the next level.
These sprints need to be uncomfortable, they are not meant to be easy because these sprints are meant to push you because that’s how you will grow, that’s how you will find your opportunities and ways you can 10x your growth.
And last, you have your daily actions. These actions, they will seem small but they are the core, the root of everything. They take your life into the direction that you want to take your life towards day by day.
Think in terms of what you do every day, what daily habits you do and these daily habits add up to your vision, to your ten-year plan, to your one to three-month sprints. You need to have this list of actions with you all the time so you know what to focus on and what to ignore because a big part of achieving anything is knowing what to prioritize and what to ignore because there are so many things trying to grab our attention and you need to protect it.
You need to protect your time, your energy, and your attention. So now let’s start with your daily actions. So I have linked this cheatsheet down below so you can check it out. It’s time to take action.
- Write down whatever crazy vision you have and keep it, project it, don’t tell anybody about it.
- Create your daily success checklist and if you need help with that you can get my cheatsheet down below where I’ll walk you through how to go about creating this checklist.