I often get emails or comments from people asking me different questions about personal development. Since I speak a lot about goal setting it is common that the questions are related to that subject.
One of the most common questions I get is the one above,
“How do You Set Goals If You Don’t Know What You Want?”.
Most of us have lost sight of our dreams, often because we don’t believe they are possible or because society has given us so many tips about “More worthwhile” goals.
Knowing what you really want is what will make you a success.
Both Stephen Covey and Jim Collins have through research found out that success is when you are doing “What you are passionate about” “What you could be the best in the world at” and “What people would pay you for”.
You will only be truly passionate about your true goal and you will only be the best at the things which matches your skills.
Finding your own purpose is therefore very important.
I didn’t even know what was possible
Growing up I thought my life would consist of going to school, going to college, working for 40 years and then retiring.
It wasn’t possible to set a motivating goal with that world view.
It wasn’t until I started working at a sales company and saw young people 20-30 years old making 10 000 – 40 000 dollars per month and the owner of the company, a 28 year old, having cashed out over 20 million dollars when the company was only 2 years old, that I started to realize the potential that existed and what can be done with life.
This realization has changed my life. It has taught me that you can do and become anything you want to, as long as you believe it.
When setting goals, don’t limit yourself. Dare to dream and dream big. When you do you will see that possibilities you before didn’t believe possible are in fact very possible.
Use these 3 questions to help you find out what you really want
1. If there were no limits, what would you do?
2. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
3. If you close your eyes and imagine the perfect life, what would it look like?
Don’t put any limitations on yourself while doing this exercise.
Write down all the things you can think of.
Strike the completely impossible, but don’t strike what seems impossible now. For example, you cannot defy the laws of nature by flying but you can become richer than you can imagine.
Now this is your goal
Use these 7 steps to goal setting to completely crystallize it.
I hope you liked this article and found it useful.
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