This proven 7-step system for achieving any goal has been used for over 40 years by millions of people to achieve their most important goals. Use it today to make sure you achieve your 2022 goals.
Highlights from this episode:
- 08:30 – The First Step Is To Identify Your Goal
- 10:02 – List The Benefits To Achieving Your Goal
- 11:37 – List The Obstacles To Achieving Your Goal
- 14:35 – Find People To Help With Your Goal
- 17:00 – Define A Deadline For Your Goal
Given the time of the year, it is relevant for me to tell you all about Zig Ziglar’s amazing 7-step process to achieve any goal. I've used this process myself and if you break it down, you'll find that most of the people teaching methods for achieving goals are using most of these elements. It’s over 40 years old and has been used by millions of people to achieve their goals.
1. Identify Your Goal
Make sure that your goal is constructed in a way that makes sense. A framework you can use is the SMARTer goal framework which stands for:
- S – Specific
- M – Measurable
- A – Actionable
- R – Reasonable
- T – Timely
The ‘er’ ensures that your goals are ethical and that you’ll be able to revise them as needed as you learn things on the way to your goal.
2. List the Benefits of Achieving Your Goal
Understand exactly why your goal is your goal. If the benefits aren't clear to you, you're going to give up. This concept of leverage is important.
3. List the Obstacles of Achieving Your Goal
List the obstacles that you need to overcome or the improvements that you need to make in order to get to the goal. This helps you understand what you're going to need to accomplish in the goal. Moreover, don't just see these as obstacles, look at them as opportunities for you to move forward.
4. List the Knowledge and Skills Required to Achieve Your Goal
Have a good accounting of knowledge and skills required to get to your goals as it tells you of the things that you need to do, learn and tackle. You can then take this and it becomes input to your plan.
5. Find People to Help You with Your Goal
A lot of people these days overlook the opportunity to engage and leverage people and relationships that they have — you have this vast array of people that are willing to help you. We don't comprehend the fact that many people actually derive pleasure and joy, or it is their mission in life to help. You just need to find these people.
6. Create an Action Plan
The next thing you need is a plan that addresses all of the things you listed and start executing.
Take your three-month sized goal (maybe it's a sub goal for your main goal or maybe it's the whole goal in three months) and break it down into weekly increments. Then execute weekly on those goals.
7. Set a Deadline for Your Goal
Define the deadline for the achievement. After all the planning, if you find out the dates are not realistic, you can revise the goal now that you have new information to include the new date. We need deadlines for our goals, that helps us get leverage.
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