Saturday, February 06, 2010

Breaking Free - Example of Goal Setting

Example of Goal Achieving Process

Last month I wrote about focusing on goal achieving instead of just goal setting. I wrote about how your frustration is caused by a misalignment of your natural talents and skills to your current job or position. I then explained the goal achieving process. Many people responded to that newsletter asking me for more details or maybe an example. So, I've decided to share my personal goal achieving process with you to let you know what has worked for me in the hope that it will inspire you.

#1 Dream Big Dreams

Don't be afraid to dream big dreams. Many folks that I talk to have been beaten down by the path they've taken in life. They lack the self-confidence to even dream big. I recognize this because I've been there. As a kid, I was going to change the world, then somehow, by the time I was 35 years old the world had changed me.

Look at your life and decide what you want financially, spiritually, personally, relationally. What do you want to accomplish? What legacy do you want to leave? What would you like the people you know to say about you at the end of your life?

For me, well, some of my dreams are this:

  • Impact the lives of 1 million people (yes, I put my pinky to my mouth when I say that like in the Austin Powers movie)
  • Make over 1 million dollars in a year (no matter what I have to pay in taxes)
  • Give away over 1 million dollars
  • Be on the cover of Success Magazine
  • Be on ESPN in the game (not just at the game with a rainbow afro on my head)

#2 Who do You want to Become?

Instead of chasing money and fame which can leave you feeling empty and maybe even broken in the end, focus on becoming the person who would rightfully have the things that you dream about.

As Og Mandino writes: "... I am prepared for wisdom and principles which will guide me out of the shadows into the sunlight of wealth, position, and happiness far beyond my most extravagant dreams until even the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides will seem no more than my just reward."