How to Set Powerful Goals You Can Achieve

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To set powerful, achievable goals, take some time to research the dreams you have to find out if they are even doable. You want to challenge yourself some, but you do not want to make your goals so hard that you experience only failure. To ensure maximum success, make sure that your plans meet the following criteria.

Match Your Core Values

The more any goal fits into one of the four main areas of life – Family, Financial, Physical, or Personal – the more likely you are to set a realistic goal that you can achieve. If a dream, for some reason, does not fit into one of your core values, it is not likely you will experience much success.

Be 100 Percent in Control

While goals that rely on others are not wrong, they are harder to achieve. Any goal that you control 100 percent is a goal that you can reach. To ensure that you are not letting fear get in your way or blaming fate for your failures, though. Self-limiting beliefs can get in your way on this one. Be realistic about whether you do have control or not and give yourself more credit. For example, if you think you do not have control over your financial future because “that’s just how it is,” you are mistaken and need to eliminate this line of thinking.

Be Able to Envision the Goal

If you can not see the result, it will not be easy to move toward achieving the goal. If you need to draw a picture, make a vision board, or take a day out to fantasize about your big dreams and see how they all fit together in the big picture of your life, do so. It would help if you saw the end to be able to achieve it truly.

Be Spelled Out Specifically

Every goal you make needs to be very specific. If you want to reach the goal, you have to know when you reached it. Instead of saying “I want to start a business,” state exactly what type of business you want to start, who you want to be your clients, and other information that makes the goal more concrete.

Be Measurable

At which point have you achieved the goal? If you can n=t give a number or something measurable, you will not have a concrete plan. If you want to use the business example, you might include that you want to earn x amount of dollars each week by a specific date and then how and why you will do it.

Be Actionable

For you to achieve any goal, there have to be steps that you can take to get there. Like using a map to reach a destination that you want to go to on vacation, you need to draw a map to your vision of success with the steps and paths you will take along the way. Put not only what but when and how you will accomplish the action.

Be Realistic

You do not want to write a too hard goal to achieve or, worse, impossible. Be sure that it is scientifically possible to do it by researching everything realistically. For example, you are not likely to start a business today and earn six figures by tomorrow or even the first year in business. Look at the research and determine what is doable and how you will do it.

Be Timely

Every goal has to have a time limit. Otherwise, you may never achieve it. Start with the end and work your way back to today, creating the list of things to do each day to reach the result finally. But do set a time limit. You can adjust as you get into the project if it works to be more realistic but resist the urge to change the time because you are not sticking to your task lists.

If you use this method to create powerful goals that you can achieve, you will not experience many failures because you can always adjust your timeline and goals as you learn more. The important thing is to give each plan a lot of thought, consideration, and study before setting it.

See you at the finish line. Until then, please stay safe, and keep the faith. 

How Are You Handling COVID?

It is the time of the year when I reflect on things past and how thankful I am for my life and what I have.

I know I should feel sad. I have lost a cousin, brother-in-law, uncle, one nephew, and almost lost his brother all to COVID. But I am thankful because I have become closer to family and friends. I have thought about what I want to do going forward with my life. Thanksgiving does that to me every year, but especially this year.

For the most part, I am home alone. I thought it would bother me, but all my life, there has always been someone I was taking care of or helping take care of, even as a child. Now, it is peaceful, so I am treasuring this time. I have time to read and watch a few movies(Christmas stories on Hallmark channels).

I am podcasting, and I started this blog. Next month I will have an intro program. I will share more on this project later. The year 2021 is going to be a great year! I can hardly wait!

I am curious! How do you feel about the things happening around you? Are you spending more time with family friends? I know we have to do this by Zoom, but are we not fortunate to do that? What are your plans for the rest of this year? Have you planned next year? I would love to hear your story of handling the COVID situation and the plans you have. Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments. I am so excited about next year, and I hope you are as well. Until tomorrow, stay safe, and keep the faith.

31 Day Blog Challenge-Timeline of My Day

Day 15

I am writing another short blog because I am having trouble with my computer. The screen keeps going black, and I have to turn it off to reboot. When I finish this post, I will back my files and folders up on my external hard drive. Now, on to my post about my timeline for today.

My day is somewhat dull. For today I will:

  • Prepare for the morning routine
  • Breakfast
  • Ten-minute walk
  • Review my goals for today and the rest of the week
  • Join my weekday morning Bible Study call
  • Make two calls
  • Lunch
  • Join zoom training for K.E.A.P.
  • Relax and meditate
  • Prepare dinner
  • Work on Podcast and TV Show
  • Relax with television
  • Prepare for bed

That is my schedule for today. Tomorrow will have slight changes, but for the most part, it will be the same. Tomorrow’s blog will be about my dream job. Until tomorrow, stay safe, and keep the faith.