How to Set Powerful Goals You Can Achieve

In order to set powerful goals that are achievable, take some time to research the dreams you have to find out if they are even doable. You do want to challenge yourself some but you donít want to make the goals so hard that you experience only failure. To ensure maximum success, make sure that your goals meet the following criteria.

Match Your Core Values

The more any goal fits into one of the four main areas of life – Family, Financial, Physical, or Personal – the more likely you are to be able to set a realistic goal that you can achieve. If a goal for some reason doesnít fit into one of your core values, it is not likely you will experience much success.

Be 100 Percent in Control

While goals that rely on others arenít wrong, they are harder to achieve. Any goal that you control 100 percent is a goal that you can reach. Do ensure that you are not letting fear get in your way or blaming fate for your failures, though. Self-limiting beliefs can get in your way on this one. Be realistic about whether you do have control or not and give yourself more credit. For example, if you think you do not have control over your financial future because that is just how it is,î you are mistaken and need to eliminate this line of thinking. 

Be Able to Envision the Goal

If you can’t see the end result, it will be very difficult to move forward toward achieving the goal. If you need to draw a picture, make a vision board, or take a day out to fantasize about your big dreams and see how they all fit together in the big picture of your life, do so. You need to see the end to be able to truly achieve it.

Be Spelled Out Specifically

Every goal you make needs to be very specific in nature. If you really want to be sure to reach the goal, you have to know when you reached it. Instead of saying ìI want to start a business,î state exactly what type of business you want to start, who you want to be your clients, and other information that makes the goal more concrete.

Be Measurable

At which point have you achieved the goal? If you canít give a number or something that is measurable, then you wonít have a real goal. If you want to use the business example, you might include that you want to earn x amount of dollars each week by a certain date and then how and why you are going to do it.

Be Actionable

To achieve any goal there have to be steps that you can take to get there. Like using a map to reach a destination that you want to go to on vacation, you need to draw a map to your vision of success with the steps and paths you take along the way. Put not only what but when, and how you accomplish the step.

Be Realistic

You donít want to write a goal that is too hard to achieve or worse, impossible. Be sure that it is scientifically possible to do it by researching everything realistically. For example, you are not likely going to start a business today and earn six figures by tomorrow or even the first year in business. Look at the research and determine what is doable and how youíll do it.

Be Timely

Every goal has to have a time limit otherwise you may never achieve it. Start with the end and work your way back to today, creating a list of things to do each day to finally reach the end result. But, do set a time limit. You can adjust as you get into the project if it works to be more realistic, but resist the urge to change the time because you are not sticking to your task lists. 

If you use this method to create powerful goals that you can achieve, you will not experience a lot of failures because you can always adjust your timeline and your goals as you learn more. The important thing is to give each goal a lot of thought, consideration, and study before setting it.

9 thoughts on “How to Set Powerful Goals You Can Achieve

  1. Love this! I love setting goals and love this method! I recently wrote about this system too and I’m so glad more and more people are setting goals this way as it makes them a lot more achievable! Love the blog name too!

  2. So very helpful! I love this so much! The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect and focus on bettering ourselves

  3. Great ideas, Leslie! Loved the point you made about being 100% in control. I know people who set goals that rely on other people all the time, and they rarely meet them! Unless you have a partner that is equally passionate about the goal (which is rare), relying on another person can make goal achievement very difficult.

  4. Thanks for these great tips on setting powerful goals! I am working on my right at this moment so this post came at the perfect time! Breaking goals down into the 4 main areas is a great rule to follow!

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