How to Set the Right Goals to Make Real Progress, Fast
If you don’t have clearly defined goals in your life by now, what are you waiting for? To miraculously have your dream life handed to you? NAH. Doesn’t work that way.
So why are goals so important? Having a set goal to work towards is actually really good for you. Studies show that people who have meaningful goals are much happier than those who don’t. Why? Because goals motivate you, get you excited, and give you hope. And once you achieve those goals, your confidence goes through the roof. Because you start to realize, “holy sh*t, I actually did it!”
So how do you set goals the right way?
The most effective approach is the SMART method. These goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. For example, “Every Monday at 6am, I will meditate for 10 minutes.”
Just be sure that your short-term goals are aligned with your long-term priorities, so you continue to stay motivated. For example, if you value learning, set a goal to read 2 books a month by reading 30 minutes a day, every day.
And once you have set your goals, start taking small steps towards attaining them every day.
Why small? Because every step will be much easier to complete, which will help you start building your confidence. And you’ll finally stop procrastinating because you won’t feel too overwhelmed to start in the first place.
Remember, long-term success and happiness is all about the small, consistent actions taken on a daily basis. It’s like compounding interest. At first it seems insignificant, but over time it adds up to some serious coin.
So make sure to clearly define your goals and create small, attainable milestones along the way. I mean you wouldn’t try to read a 600-page book all in one afternoon, would you? Pffff. Good luck. But if you read 30 pages a night, you’d be finished in less than 3 weeks without ever feeling overwhelmed.
Hope you enjoyed the read.
The Venice Beach Rat