It’s Not Good Enough to Write Your Goals Down
Your problem is to bridge the gap between where you are now and the goals you intent to reach~Earl Nightingale
To really be able to focus on your goals you must refine them to the smallest common denominator.
Write out your goals then take your goals one at a time and work backwards with the goal.
If you are a Realtor and want to sell X number of houses or make X number of dollars this year you must first realize how many listings you must have to sell a home, how many customers looking to buy a home to actually sell one. How you will get your customers or listings. What form of prospecting you plan to do. How many prospects you will contact each day to give you how many contracts you will get per week to how many homes you will sell each week. You must know what your daily method of operation is going to be.
If you’re in Network Marketing and want to reach a certain rank or make X amount of money this year. You must work backwards to find your daily method of operation. You must bridge the gap between where you are now and where you are going. You must have stepping stones to measure your progress. If you want to reach let’s say Diamond this year. You need to decide how many plans do you need to do a week to get one sign up? How many contacts you need to get one plan. How are you going to find these contact. What is your plan of action to find people to contact about your opportunity or product. How many sign ups you will need to find one business builder. You must have marking points of accomplishment. By this date you need to be at this rank or that rank.
If you want to ride in a bike race, but you don’t have a race bike or the other proper equipment. You need to work backwards. Not just how many miles you will ride and work up to, but also the detail needed to really compete in that race.
You must write all this down in your handwriting not on the computer. There is something about your mind seeing it as it’s being written down. This is your plan of action. If you are not willing to do the daily activities that need to be done to reach your goal you need to reset your goal to fit your activity. If you don’t refine your goals to a daily method of operation you will get discouraged and your subconscious will not believe you can do it and you will not achieve that goal. For most people our subconscious mind cannot see where you plan to go so you must take smaller chunks that the subconscious can believe than it will put you in a place to win. How do you eat an elephant? One bit at a time.
Listen, don’t make this another year of missed goals or your basic attempt at writing your goals down and not accomplishing any of them. If you want different results you must do something different. What got you here will not get you there. This is the year you make a change. I believe in you.