I love to set goals, I love the process, but what I love the most is crushing those goals. I am a very competitive person (mainly with myself) and I see everything as a challenge or opportunity.
Since I love to crush my goals, I have created a foolproof plan of doing so. I personally have used this plan for a variety of different things, such as gaining muscle at the gym (gotta get those booty gains), becoming a morning person, and to read more than I watch TV. Those are just a few examples of what I have used this plan for. I promise that this step by step guide will help you achieve whatever goals you are looking to accomplish.
As I mentioned in my last blog post “My September Goals” I have a process that I use to achieve any goals that I might have.
If you haven’t read that post yet you can check it out here: https://jocelyntaylor.com/2020/08/24/my-september-goals/
I am the kind of person who not only wants to achieve everything I set my mind to, but I also want to do it the most efficient way possible. Over the years I have read tons of self help books about reaching your goals. I have gleaned every piece of information about goal achieving I could and have come up with the best method for me.
The first step of this process is to not overwhelm yourself with huge goals, pick a few things at a time ( three at most).
Once you have picked your top three goals the next step is to really define those goals, create a dream so vivid and real that you can almost touch it. Write your goal down on paper, write your vision down as well.
For example, one of my goals is to have a successful blog. In theory that sounds like a great goal, but in reality it is nowhere near defined enough to be able to start to measure if I meet that goal or not. So then I define my goal further by saying I want a successful blog in which I have 1,500 followers within three months. This not only gives me a specific number to aim for, but also a certain time frame.
Speaking of time frames, my personal favorite amount of time to give myself to achieve a goal is 12 weeks. 12 weeks is not too much time to where you procrastinate, but it’s also enough time to achieve your goals.
If you haven’t already read The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington, I highly recommend it. This book completely changed the way I think about how to achieve goals.
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The next thing I do is make a plan of action. A plan of action is what I steps I am going to take to reach my goal.
For example, part of my action plan to have a successful blog might be; to post new content twice a week, set up a business Pinterest and start pinning my blog posts, and to share my blog on my other social media platforms.
Speaking of, if you haven’t already checked out my Instagram, you can do so here! https://www.instagram.com/_jocelyn.taylor_/
I strictly believe in writing down your goals and plan of action on paper. I know that it may be easier to type up everything, but taking pencil to paper makes it feel real. It cements your goals, and you are more likely to follow through with them.
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Once you have your action plan written down, it is time to start actually doing what your action plan says. Set weekly goals within your action plan, and give yourself homework. At the end of each week check in with your action plan, weekly goals, and homework, and see how you did, and then adjust as needed.
The last and arguably the most important step is, after your 12 weeks and after you have achieved your goal, take a break. Let yourself relax and recoup after all your hard work. Maybe you take a week off from the gym, or writing new content for your blog. Maybe you sit on the couch and watch all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones. Regardless, whatever resting is to you, you should rest.
As always, I hope you guys enjoyed my post! I love y’all so much.