We began the new year by asking ourselves: Who do I have to become to get what I want?
We answered this question by writing a description of that person, including their behaviors, habits, and thought patterns.
Take a few minutes every day review this description. Do this now, and make it a habit.
If you didn’t finish writing a description of the person you want to become, or if you want to make any revisions, now is a great time to do that.
Once you have a clear vision of who you want to become, the next step is to figure out how to make it happen. That’s what we’re going to do now.
Setting arbitrary goals just to hit them is satisfying, but not lasting.
The best goals are well defined not in the material possessions you get once you achieve them, but intentionally set to help you form the habits, thoughts, relationships, and lifestyle that turn you into the person you want to be.
Your goals effectively stretch you to become someone you aren’t today. If you were the person who could get the things you wanted and have the life you dreamed of, you’d have them already.Dr. Anthony Gustin
Our goals are not the ends, but rather the means. So, ask yourself:
What goals will help me to become the person I want to become?
Start by reviewing the description of the person you want to become and notice if there are any recurring themes that stand out.
Choose up to three themes to focus on for now. Then for each theme, set a goal for the next few months.
Choose goals that are achievable, but that will also force you to stretch beyond your current comfort level and abilities. Make sure you include both a deadline and specific success criteria for each goal.
If the person you want to become is a great communicator who gets invited to speak at important conferences and events, then one of your goals could be to give a 15 minute talk in public (or live on YouTube) by the end of next month.