22 super- practical things I’ve learned about goals!

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Goals! I’ve really had mixed success with them. You too?! I’ve got sooo much better though! Here are some super-practical things I’ve learned. Maybe they will help you too!

The victory of sucess

Are you a goal-type of person? I know some of us are and some of us just aren’t! If you get stuff done without being a goal-ie then stick with what you’re doing! If you’d like to get better at setting goals and sticking to them.., well then read on!

Two years ago I started running the 100 Day Goal with The Business Bakery. By the time we finished the last round in August over 30,000 people had participated in it! [Fancy joining us in for the next one? Pop over here !] This means that although the tips and ideas that follow are what work for me, I’ve discovered that they’re true for about 30,00 other people TOO!

Here’s what I know is true for me when it comes to goals. I think it will help you too!

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1. It’s actually super-hard to pick a good goal.

2. When I pick a ‘good’ goal I’ll probably achieve it! Yes, that surprised me!

3. If I don’t achieve a goal it’s usually because I didn’t set the right goal! That’s not an excuse  – it’s totally TRUE (and probably true for you too!)

4. The most important aspect of a goal is that it’s got to be something I really, REALLY, really, REALLY, crazily want to achieve!

5. But I’m guilty of setting goals that are more of the ‘would-be-kinda-nice’ variety. They are not good goals.

6. Seeing myself make progress towards a goal makes me want to work harder. (The more I do, the more I want to do!)

7. It is absolutely best for me to just work on one goal at a time

8. If I set a goal and don’t achieve it I still get a lot further than if I hadn’t set that goal in the first place (and all the 100 day-goalers say the same!)

9. Goals totally need an end date. It’s a race and a race needs a finish.

10. I need a break between goals to refresh.

11. A good goal sticks in my head and I think about it all the time (kinda like a teen crush) while bad goals are very forgettable!

12. When I’m struggling to reach a good goal I’ll find new  (better) ways to get there.

13. When I’m struggling with a bad goal I just keep plodding on with what I’m doing (even though it’s not working!).

14. It’s all about the why! Good goals (for me) have a purpose behind them. It’s not enough to want to ‘Make sales 100 sales’, the thing that makes me actually do the work is why I want to make that number of sales.

15. Simple numerical goals suit me best.

16. I like to measure progress. A good business goal for me is a number so I can see how I am going towards it every day. For other goals (like, say, running a marathon) I need to follow a plan. And if it’s something I need to do daily  ‘Don’t break the chain” works for me.

17. I’ve got to believe a goal is within the realms of possibility. If the goal is too big I kinda give up before I start.

18. But I also can’t get going with goals that are too small either. I need it to be a challenge!

19. Sharing my goals with other people doesn’t help me. But it might help you.  I kinda just want to be accountable to myself!

20. Writing my goal down every day though DOES help! I write it at the top of my daily to-do list. Reminds me to work on it!

21. Deciding on a good goal and focussing all my attention on that stops me getting distracted….

22. Breaking a goal into a list of Microactions makes all this goal stuff a million times simpler and easier.

Goals and envy

♡ YOU! ♡

What goal-y things work for you? Got any tips to share?!


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