Once you’ve gone through the tasks of reflection and identifying your goals, it’s time to create a roadmap to help you achieve them.
This guide helps you chart a path and stay on track. Try to stick to one goal at a time, because as Tanya says, nobody in the history of the universe ever accomplished great things by trying to do everything! PS: All of these steps are included for up to 12 goals a year in the Action Roadmap pages of our Goals planner.
- Write down your goal.
- It may seem silly, but once it’s in writing, it’s official.
- If you have more than one goal, brainstorm your goals and keep them on the Goals page of your planner.
- Work on one goal at a time.
- What do you need to do to accomplish this goal?
- This may require some research but imagine you’re instructing someone else to achieve this feat. What steps would you share?
- Turn these steps into around four mini-goals.
- How will you reach each mini-goal?
- Create a timeline.
- Give dates for when each mini-goal will be met.
- Commit to a deadline
- When do you want each of the mini-goals to be complete?
3-Step Goal Check-In
You’ve identified and set your goals. This guide will help you check in with yourself at least once a week. Here’s how:
- Set aside time to work solely on your goal
- Block this time in your planner and be honest with your progress.
- Use the Daily Habit Tracker for quick check-in but be sure to look at what you’re doing to see if it’s working.
- If you have a lot of off-track days, do you need to edit your goal? Or maybe shift what you’re doing to achieve it?
- Be clear on why you’re pursuing your goals.
- What is your “WHY?”
- If you’re not passionate about your goal anymore, or perceive it as a negative in your life, that may be why you’re failing to get the results you want.
- Is a change needed? Shifts and edits and rewrites are allowed because YOU are the author of this goal!
- Have an If > Then plan.
- This is an emergency plan for days when something happens, and you miss a step in your goal development.
- You want to give yourself grace AND be prepared.