The Simpliest Thing You Can Do to Reach Your Goals
Let me start by stating that reaching your goals should not be easy. If it is, then you aren’t setting the bar high enough for yourself! The goals you set should push you to your limits physically and emotionally. These goals should be backed by a clearly defined purpose and “why?”. Your “why?” is the ultimate reason behind your actions, the motivation to get up in the morning, and the driving force behind your every decision. My Why is to help millions of people live happier, healthier lives. Every goal I set and every decision I make is with that purpose in mind.
Now that we have that settled, we can get to the “easy” part! So what can you do to make reaching your goals easier?
Write them down
Write them down every day. Twice a day.
That’s it! Do that every day for the rest of your life, take no other action, and you’ll reach all of your goals! Okay, okay, maybe that’s not true; but I truly believe that writing down and reviewing your goals every day, twice a day will put you in a better position to reach your goals.
One reason for this is that you will always have your goals on your mind. You will be goal conscience. If you wake up and write down a list of highly difficult list of goals for yourself you can bet your ass that you’ll attack the day with a sense of urgency!
Second, writing and reviewing your goals is a task that will at most take 10 minutes out of your day. If you aren’t willing to commit this kind of time towards your dreams, there isn’t a chance in hell that you will ever takes the steps necessary to reach your highest goals. You may hit a few goals that are nothing more than low hanging fruit, but it’s unlikely that you will ever accomplish anything of much importance if you aren’t willing to spend 10-15 minutes per day reflecting on where you want to go in life.
I could go on and on about the benefits of doing this, but I don’t believe that any more “persuasion” is necessary. You are either willing to do what it takes, or you aren’t! Ok, maybe that’s a false dichotomy, but I don’t believe it’s far from the truth.
Are there days when I don’t take write down my goals? You bet! There have been entire months. I can also so though that those are the days and months that I have made the least progress in my life.
So if you have some goals, all I ask is that you write them down every day, twice a day!
Don’t have a system in place for setting and reviewing your goals?