By Evan Vitale
Let’s continue with our on-going series of setting – and reaching – goals in our personal life. It’s true: setting a goal is easy, but are you setting realistic goals?
For example, to set a goal that you are going to make $1 million over the next 365 days might be an unrealistic goal if you are unemployed or aren’t in a position to increase sales or your salary. However, if you earned $750,000 last year in sales commissions and salary, then you could see how a $1 million goal might be obtainable.
What realistic goals and reachable goals would you like to set for yourself? Here are some ideas:
- Lose weight – always a top goal as we enter a new year.
- Buy a new car.
- Get a job promotion where you work.
- Get a raise.
- Find a different job, perhaps?
- Travel more.
- Buy a house, condo, etc.
- Start a new business.
- Plan for a better and more comfortable retirement.
- Save more money.
- Do a better job of budgeting.
- Stop smoking; drink less, etc.
Are your creative juices flowing?
These goal ideas are some of the more popular ones, but most goals are those involving financial goals and health-related goals as we’d like to live longer; feel better and have the financial means to enjoy life.
While we might want to choose and create many goals, let’s start our goal project by picking one goal and focus solely on that primary goal.
How are you going to reach that goal? How much time do you think it will take? A month? A year? Longer, perhaps?
In our next blog, we’re going to pick a random goal from our aforementioned list and break it down into smaller chunks and show you how easy it is to work towards and reach your goal!