This one little exercise allowed me to set goals that I would have never even considered, thanks to my mentor Jim Rohn. And guess what!!! I have accomplished a lot of the little ones already.
Here is your challenge today. Write down 50-100 things that you want. ALERT: WHAT YOU WANT, not what you think you can get.
- I want a lake house that is paid for.
- I want a promotion to….
- Pay off my car
- Pay off my student loans
- Be Vice President of Sales
- Make $100,000 dollars a year
- Have X amount of money in my childs college fund
- Lose 20 pounds
- Have 5 paid for rental properties
- Complete my Masters degree
- Go on a cruise
This is not an exhaustive list, but it is a good start. Now take your list and put a 1, 3, 5, 10 next to it. These numbers represent how long you think it will take to accomplish these goals. Be realistic with your self, but also put a number next to it that will stretch you some.
- I want a lake house that is paid for. (10)
- I want a promotion to…. (3)
- Pay off my car (1)
- Pay off my student loans (1)
- Be Vice President of Sales (5)
- Make $100,000 dollars a year (3)
- Have X amount of money in my childs college fund (5)
- Lose 20 pounds (1)
- Have 5 paid for rental properties (5)
- Complete my Masters degree (3)
- Take a cruise (1)
Does this make sense to you? Again I reiterate write down things you want, NOT what you think you can get. The purpose of this is to expand your thinking, I WANT YOU TO THINK BIG here. What will happen if you come up a little short? NOT much. You will accomplish something. 80% of something is better than 0% of nothing.
Also, use numbers that you think make sense to you. I used the 1,3,5,10. But maybe you want to use 6 months, 1 year, 3 year. However, I challenge you think longterm. Many studies show that the ability to think longterm is a path to success.
Now that you have these goals established, what do you do? If you are interested in the next step, email me and I will send you the next steps in the process.