Nov 182008

Yesterday’s post discussed the importance of having a BIG, lifetime goal, today we’re going to show you how you can set your own personal life goals.

Have you ever thought about your main life goal before? If you are tired of not going anywhere in life, or having mediocre success then this is what is missing – how can you hit the target if you don’t even have one!?

Setting goals will help you to determine where you want to and where you don’t want to go in life. By knowing exactly what you want you can start to filter the distractions out and always come back to your core life goal.

Okay, so get yourself an empty pad of paper and think for a few minutes about all the things you really want to achieve in life and just start writing. Write down sentences, small things, words at first. You might write:

  • To make $1m before I am 40
  • To get into a top university
  • To have a successful business
  • To lose weight and maintain a healthy physique
  • To climb Everest
  • To travel around the world
  • To raise my children and give them a headstart in life
  • To learn to pilot a plane
  • To raise money for my charity

No matter how scattered they are, or insignificant they may seem – write it all down, whatever comes into your head. You are creating the building blocks which will form your main life goal.

Your list should be much bigger than the above example. When you have an extensive list of your desires group them into categories, and try and sum them up into sentences. This will likely take you several rewrites until you get something that really touches you, that feels natural, that really inspires you.

For example, taking some of the above you might write:

I will show my gratitude and donate and support charity heavily. I will travel the world, experiencing different cultures, and ways of life. I will raise a close family, with strong morals, and give all my children my encouragement and support in all they do. Above all I will live a life of abundance, making $1m from my successful business before the age of 40, thanks to an excellent top level education, which I worked solidly and consistently to get through.

This is just an example, you should really put some time in and think about your unique lifetime goals. Have you met anyone with such solid goals? Having a goal statement like this will help to keep you focussed, and on track towards your goals – read it every day, print it out and put it on your wall, whatever you need to do so that it sticks in your mind and you know your goals inside out.

When you find yourself wasting time or doing any activities which won’t help you achieve your lifetime goals you can cut them out and do something more productive to work towards them.

Tomorrow we are going to take this subject even further and show you how to break down your goals to ensure you achieve them, see you then!