As you begin a new year, setting new goals is always exciting. Something to think about is mapping those goals to the present moment. The main objective is to achieve each goal within a certain time frame, this is typically the most difficult thing to do. So many distractions can keep you from getting what you want. Here is a brief outline of how to look at setting your goals towards the present moment and fulfill each one of them daily.
Start with a:
Someday Goal : What’s the ONE thing I want to do someday?
Five-Year Goal : This goal is based on the “someday” goal. What’s the ONE thing I like to do in the next five years?
One-Year Goal: This goal is based on the “five-year” goal. What’s the ONE thing I can do this year?
Monthly Goal: Based on the “one-year” goal. What’s the ONE thing I can do this month?
Weekly Goal: From the “monthly” goal, what’s the ONE thing I can accomplish this week?
Daily Goal: From the “weekly” goal, what’s the ONE thing I can accomplish today?
The best way to accomplish your BIG goals is to reverse engineer the goal and then break it down into pieces that fit together like a jig-saw puzzle. After making your list of the “pieces” that make up the BIG picture (goal), you could prioritize them if you’d like or sometimes if you just get started on laying one piece down (do a small task), you’ll find that the organizing starts to fall in place more automatically. Getting started is the hardest step to take, and then momentum takes over and you’ll be on your way.
Writing these all down with PEN and PAPER is a powerful exercise to tackle first, then transcribe your notes to digital form to stay organized (if you choose). I have a daily journal that I write all my thoughts in and these ideas turn into projects and from there I begin to reverse engineer them into smaller tasks.
Sometimes you just need someone to brainstorm your ideas with, if that’s the case, go for it! The only thing holding you back from getting what you want is YOU! So, take a leap of faith, contact a friend or colleague that will help you through your thought process by listening and asking objective questions to lead you towards more detail of what you really what to achieve.
All the best in 2018!