Is the act of selecting a target or objective you wish to achieve.
Goal setting is not only about choosing the rewards you want to enjoy, but also the costs you are willing to pay to achieve your goals.
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Example: If you’re a writer, your goal is to write a book. Your system is the writing schedule that you follow each week.
Evidence of your progress towards a goal is one of the most motivating things you can experience.
The trick is to realize that counting, measuring, and tracking is not about the result. Measure to discover, to find out, to understand.
Rate these areas of your life on a scale from 1 to 5 and plot it on your Goal Wheel. (1 being extremely dissatisfied, 5 being extremely satisfied)
Write down your big goal – e.g. I want to be fit enough to run 10km.
Break this down into smaller self contained goals such as;
Break each of those goals into simple daily tasks to complete. For building stamina these could be;
That big goal is now just a series of simple tasks.
I call this 'Stepping Stones'. Try it on any goal.