goal setting imageThis time of year, goal setting gets very popular.

Everyone wants to improve their lives in some respect, and what better time to start than a brand new year?

Unfortunately, the reality is this:

For most, Goal Setting is a waste of time.

Don't get me wrong — I'm a big fan of setting goals.

But most people make a crucial mistake —

They state their goal and WAIT for it to happen.

Goal Setting Tips:  3 Steps to Turning Your Goals Into Reality

I've been doing a lot of research into goal setting recently, and I see over and over people making the same mistakes.

And when things don't start happening quickly, they give up and go back to their same old bad habits.

Here are 3 tips for making your goals 100% achievable:

1.  Make Your Goals as Specific as Possible

Most people set very general goals, such as “I want to make more money” and “I want to lose weight.”

It is far more effective to get very specific in your goals.

Let's look at some comparisons…

Instead of “I want to make more money next year”,

try “I want a $20K raise in my job next year.”

Instead of “I want to lose weight”

try… “I want to lose 25 pounds.”

Put a Time Limit on Your Goals

Now let's take it one step further…

Assign a specific date on which you want to achieve your goal.

Saying “I want to lose 25 lbs in the next 6 months” is far better than the same goal without a time component.

A goal without a date is just a dream.

2.  Emotionalize Your Goal

Stating a goal and writing it down is not enough…

You must FEEL it!

When you think about your goal, imagine yourself ALREADY achieving it.

How does it feel?

What does it sound like, look like, smell like?

Get all of your senses involved.

Be as detailed as possible in describing the EMOTIONS surrounding achieving your goal.

This process is called…


and it's one of the keys to actually reaching the goals you set for yourself.

3.  What are Your Willing to Give/Give Up to Achieve Your Goal?

One of the Universal Goals of LIfe is this…

You Reap what you Sow

For your goals, this means that you must be prepared to DO SOMETHING in exchange for achieving your goals.

If you goal is to lose 20 lbs. in 20 weeks, what will you give up?  

What are you prepared to sacrifice?

How much exercise are you willing to do to lose the weight and meet your goal?

What about making more money?

Do you want to make more money in your business next year?

If so, what VALUE TO OTHERS are you going to provide in EXCHANGE for the money?

You have to GIVE in order to GET…

and that's why most people fail to achieve their goals or New Years Resolutions.

You Reap what you Sow.

You make more money when you provide more value.

It's as simple as that.

Your Turn

Leave a comment below and tell me one goal you have for the New Year AND what you're willing to do in order to meet this goals.  

Should be a great discussion!

    9 replies to "Goal Setting: How to Improve Your Chances of Achieving Your Goals"

    • Daniel

      Well the tips you have mentioned for achieving your goals are great. One implementing on these tips will definitely achieve goals. Setting up time limit with your goals is the best thing and time limit will encourage you to achieve the target on said time.

      Thanks for such a motivational post.

    • Brown Williams

      Hi Bob!
      That is a great piece of inspiration. Many are times we set goals only to realize that in the end of it all we haven’t hit our targets. Setting up goals requires an inner drive to put everything else aside and channel your strength towards achieving the goals. As you have put it above, one must emotionalize their goals and must feel them. This is the best way to keep track of your progress.

    • Doreen Dickens

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Setting goals is easy the challenge is sticking to the goals and working towards achieving them. From experience i can admit that this requires discipline and hard work to pull through. You article has not only inspired me but empowered me as well.


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    • Purnima

      Delightsome read . I completely agree that just setting a goal and writing it down does not suffice. I believe in making realistic and specific goals . Reminding myself of my goal every morning works well for me .

    • mariajanie123

      Hey Bob,

      This is a way of increasing the probability of achieving the goals. I have set a few goals for this month. I will try to capitalize these techniques on my goals and see what’s result comes up.
      Thank for sharing nice tips.


    • Fatima

      Goals should always be specific and measurable.I completely agree with your post. Thanks for sharing.

    • Aayna

      Hey Bob,
      Happy New Year!!
      These are quite interesting ways of enhancing the probability of achieving the goals. I have set a few goals for this month. So, I will try to capitalize these techniques on my goals and see what progress I made. Thanks for sharing these fascinating tips.

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