I love this time of year. I don’t mean the Holiday Season – though I love that too. I’m talking about setting goals and planning for the upcoming year.
There’s something exciting about starting a new year.
It’s the perfect time to dream. And remember that anything is possible in your life.
It doesn’t matter if you didn’t meet your goals for the previous year.
It’s okay if you didn’t start your business. Or didn’t make as much money as you hoped.
Because this is a fresh start. Your chance to have an extraordinary year.
How To Have An Extraordinary Year
Your extraordinary year begins with setting an extraordinary goal.
I’ve tried various goal setting systems. And I’ve had mixed results.
But this year, I’ve had the most extraordinary year of my life.
I’ve lost 25 pounds in weight. Worked between 15 and 20 hours every week. And I’m on track to triple the size of my business.
Next year I plan to create a multiple six-figure business. And after that – a million-dollar home business.
A few years ago, I wouldn’t have dared to dream so big. It never crossed my mind that this would be possible for me.
I thought having a home business meant earning a small income. I believed that to make more than six-figures, I’d have to build a big business and work long hours.
So, what changed?
I learned to set and achieve extraordinary goals. Here’s what my process looks like:
- Set your extraordinary goal
- Believe in your goal
- Plan your extraordinary year
- Execute your plan
It all starts with setting the right goal. In this post I teach you how.
Setting Goals That Change Your Life
Extraordinary goals aren’t like other goals. They are the kind of goals that create extraordinary results and change your life.
An extraordinary goal isn’t just a big goal. It’s more than that. An extraordinary goal meets three criteria.
First, an extraordinary goal must be measurable. I’ve set goals that aren’t measurable before and it doesn’t work. Here’s why…
When you can’t measure your goal then you can’t monitor your progress. And when you can’t evaluate your progress, you have no way of knowing what you need to do to achieve your goal.
Here are some examples of measurable goals:
- Make $100,000 gross income in one year.
- Earn $5,000/month in gross income.
- Sign twenty coaching clients in one year.
- Have 5,000 email subscribers.
- Sell 20,000 copies of your book.
Extraordinary goals must also be meaningful to you.
On your business journey, you will encounter obstacles. When you care deeply about your work, it’s easier to keep going through the tough times.
A meaningful goal is one that ties back to your personal mission statement.
For example, if your goal is to earn a certain income, think about how the extra money will change your life. Will it give you more freedom? Allow you to retire early? Pay off your debt?
Or maybe, you want to be an example of what’s possible in your business niche. Or create change in other peoples’ lives. Or be doing the kind of work that lights you up.
Finally, extraordinary goals evoke a mix of excitement and fear.
The fear part is important. If you’re not afraid when you think about your goal, then it’s either too small or too big.
Goals that are too small don’t scare you because you already know how to achieve them. And if you know how to achieve them but haven’t done so, then they aren’t meaningful enough to you.
On the flip side, goals that are too big don’t scare you because you don’t believe you will achieve them. I call these fantasy goals.
A fantasy goal is when you want to have a million-dollar business but haven’t yet earned your first dollar. It’s like dreaming about winning the lottery.
They are fun to think about, but your brain doesn’t think it will happen. And so, there’s no fear involved.
It’s All About The Journey
One final word about setting goals. Don’t set goals because you think your life will improve when you get there.
If you’re constantly chasing the result, then you’re missing out on the experience of making it happen.
Your life won’t instantly improve the moment you achieve your goal.
There will still be good and bad things in your life. You may have reached one goal. But your brain will find a whole new set of problems to worry about.
The point of setting an extraordinary goal is the person you become as you pursue your goal.
The skills you master. The experiences you enjoy. The self-confidence you generate. The change you create in the world.
And once you understand this, it doesn’t matter whether you achieve your goal or not. Either way, you will have an extraordinary year.
Do you have an extraordinary goal for your business?
Once you’ve selected a goal, your next step is to believe in your goal. Then take repeated action to achieve it.
The believing part is key. Anyone can set a big goal for themselves. But without belief, you won’t make it happen.
Because here’s the thing – when you don’t believe, your actions lack conviction.
You share less often because you’re afraid of alienating your audience. You’re cautious about what you say and how you say it. Your content is watered down. You hold back when you could be selling.
And when you do these things, you don’t achieve your extraordinary goal.
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