Goals are important. If you don’t know what you want, how do you choose a deliberate path? Goals also can be daunting because it takes time and consideration to decide what you want and how to make it happen. That’s why I’m sharing 5 simple ways to set goals.
1: What do you want to be proud of when you’re 80?
This is where you establish the overall arching idea of your life. Think about if you want to inspire, motivate, provide, or simply have the best life. This is your big umbrella idea.
2: What is your one audacious big goal?
Neither time, money, logic, nor reason matters here. If there were no limitations of any kind, what would you do?
3: What is a realistic goal for this year?
With your life’s mission in place and a firm view of where you want to go in life, let’s take a look at your now. What is logical first step for you to take? Education, a new job, a promotion, money for a down payment? Think about a big first step that will get you started and that you will be proud of accomplishing.
4: What is your stretch goal for this year?
Step #3 is relatively easy for you to achieve because we made it realistic. For #4, let’s double your efforts. Think about something you’d have to really stretch yourself to achieve. This is not a step, it’s the kind of quantum leap I’ve written about before.
5: Get started
Break it down into a plan. Define the five action steps that you need to get started with right away to achieve any goal you identified in #1-4. And to make it easy, I am including this as a download.
How about you? What are some of your personal tips when setting goals? How did it go? I’d love to hear all about it! Let’s grow!
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect and a results-oriented businesswoman with an entrepreneurial spirit and a proven track record in growing, building and scaling women’s businesses. Once $135,000 in debt and a single mother, she successfully sold her business to a global entertainment media company owned by Bill Gates in a multi-million dollar deal.
Through her online courses, one-on-one training programs and live speaking events, she mentors women entrepreneurs with her 5 Star Success Blueprint, developed with the knowledge gleaned from her growing, scaling and selling her own company. Beate has a deep commitment to supporting women.
She is the creator of The Women’s Code, the fourth step of Growth Architecture that is focused on Supporting Balanced Leadership. Her proprietary methods specifically address women’s obstacles and she leads from experience, having survived in business in a highly competitive male-dominated environment.
She is a respected speaker and mentor and is the author of the book “Happy Woman Happy World How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome”, a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.”