So, if you’re reading this and didn’t read the Goal Setting-Part 1 article, go back and do that first. But, if you’ve already completed the first assignment in Part 1, you’re now ready for Part 2. You should have a large list of everything that you want to accomplish in life… No matter how crazy the goals sound, and in no particular order. What you wrote down is very important. This brainstorm list that you made, tells a lot about what you’re passionate about, and if money, time, and fear weren’t a factor, what you would go after in life. You wrote these specific things down for a reason. You wrote them down because they light a fire within you. They excite you and give you joy. Now, I’m sure there are a lot of things on your list that takes a lot of time and a lot of resources that you don’t currently have, and that’s okay! That’s the point! We tend to think too small when we imagine what we could do with our lives.
So now that you have this list from Part 1, we can move on to the second assignment. For the next assignment, I want you to pick out 3 goals from your list (make sure that you still keep your long list around though, you’re going to need it again!). Write down the 3 chosen goals on separate sheets of paper (so 3 pages total). I don’t want these 3 goals to be the easiest attainable goals. I want them to be more difficult ones to attain, but ones that excite you. What I want you to do for each goal, is to break it down into smaller, more attainable goals that will long-term help you achieve that larger goal. For example, if you wrote down “write a book,” your smaller goals may look like this: write 15-30 minutes each morning, research self-publishing or reach out to 5 publishing companies every week, network with authors and publishers on LinkedIn 10 minutes 3-5 days per week, etc… But, the most important part of all of this is to TAKE ACTION!!! Making these lists are helpful and sound great in theory, but if you take zero action on the steps that you write down, NOTHING WILL HAPPEN! Consistency, even when it’s difficult, is what will make your goals attainable. I promise that your life will look different in 3 months, 6 months, and years to come by approaching each goal like this. Don’t try to do this with your entire list all at once. That’s the quickest way to get overwhelmed and quit too soon. Start with 3, stay consistent, and push through even when it seems too hard.
I’m excited for everyone participating in the Goal Setting Challenge! Please keep me posted how your goal planning is going for you! You can message me on Instagram at @drkaseyjohnson! I’m excited to support and answer any questions that you may have! And remember to stay consistent and stay passionate!