How to Set Obtainable Goals & Actually Reach Them
We all strive to be our best selves at least one way or the other.
If you’re overweight, you plan on going to the gym. If you’re unhappy with your life, you plan on making the necessary changes to be happy.
Whether thats finding a new job/career, leaving your boyfriend or girlfriend, or even if it's just learning a new skill or finding a new hobby.
We all strive to do better. But unfortunately, many of us come up short.
Why? Well, oftentimes its because we set unrealistic goals that we can never achieve.
It’s unrealistic to tell yourself that you are gonna go to the gym 5x a week while also working 50 hours a week, and launching your side hustle while working off of getting 6 hours of sleep.
It may sound nice, but you have to think about yourself and how you operate.
I know you read a lot of books and blog posts and have found some of the hobbies from some of the most successful people in the world.
But just because something works for them, doesn’t necessarily mean that it's going to work for you.
At the end of the day, you have to set goals and find a routine that works best for your lifestyle.
Something that fits your philosophy.
So in this blog post, I am going to show you how to set more realistic goals that fit your lifestyle.
So grab a pen and paper and let's get started!
Set SMART Goals
I know there are a million and one things that you wanna get done.
You wanna read more books, you wanna go to the gym more consistently, you wanna eat healthier, you wanna make more money, the list goes on and on.
But if you pile too much on your plate at once, you’ll wind up not reaching any of your goals.
This is why I said you need to set realistic goals that fit your lifestyle.
First, you need to set smart goals.
Sit down and write out all of the things you wanna get done. One thing you have to be is committed to these goals.
If you only kinda wanna do something because you read that Tim Ferriss did it in a blog post but you don’t really know why then drop it from your list.
Each goal should be something specific for your needs and something you will be committed to.
Then set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, & time-bound) goals that motivate you to get started.
As you’re writing down these goals, you should be smiling, feeling excited about how these goals will improve your life.
When setting these smart goals, you really need to keep in mind your schedule.
Don’t try to cram everything in just for the sake of having it on paper. You need to be realistic.
For example, don’t say you’re going to wake up at 5am 5x a week
To go to the gym before work, then head to work for an 8-10 hour day and then get home to work on your business, meal prep for the week, and then read a whole chapter before you go to bed.
It may look good, and it may motivate you, but long term, your body is gonna resist.
And if you’re feeling overwhelmed, your gonna stop waking up at 5am, you’re gonna stop going to the gym, and then the next thing you know. You’re right back where you started.
Understand yourself, what makes you tick, what you can and cannot do, and how much you can handle.
Start small with your goals. Something easy that you know you’ll stick to and keep doing every week.
Once you’ve done that its time to move onto the next step.
Prioritize Your Goals
After you have set smart goals that motivate you to get started. You need to prioritize your goals.
Which goal is the most important to you and your life?
Which goal will contribute the most to your overall health and happiness?
Remember to put yourself first here. I know how easy it can be to think of setting a goal that you believe will make others happy as well, but I want you to put yourself first this time.
If it helps, you can think about it this way. Your happiness will have a positive effect on someone else.
Your smile can brighten up someone’s day. Your positive energy can pick someone else up when they’re down.
When you’re happy, your partners happy. So make sure your own personal well-being is at the top of your list.
Then make your way down the list.
Now its time to go out there and kick ass!
I hope this post helps you achieve all of your goals that you wrote down for yourself.
Let me know in the comments below what some of your goals are! Of course, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Or if you just wanna talk, I’m always here to listen.
As always with love,