I never hit my goals. Am I setting them too high?

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So pat asks. I never hit my goals. Am I setting my goals? Too High One of the things I learned about goals is that in order for you to set realistic goals. Goals that you can achieve. That are a bit of a stretch but can be achieved. You have to reverse engineer them. You have to actually figure out his even possible for example. If I set the goal that next month I WANNA have three thousand new customers but last month I had ten customers. How many to make that difference of two thousand nine hundred ninety customers. How is that going to actually happen? How many customers do I need every day? How am I gonNA get those customers? This will give me a better indication. If this goal is far. Fetched or actually doable. You got to reverse engineer the goal and you care reverse engineer any goals without any metrics. What are you measuring this outcome? This goal against can't say next month we'll have a bigger business just means maybe one more customer than last month so be specific about the metric. You're following about your goals and then reverse engineer and find out. What do I need to do to hit that goal this month? Is that something that I do is something that I've done in the past or maybe Come close to and maybe can push myself a little bit more. What's my plan of execution? This is very important because if you're just setting goals at thin air and just hoping that is going to happen by a pure miracle then you're asking for disappointment before example. Let's say I have a fitness goal and I want to be able to bench press two hundred pounds and let's say I benchpress. Ray Now a hundred and sixty pounds so that means that. I need to increase my wait. A lease buy ten pounds every week to hit that two hundred mark. So if I'M GONNA work out four times a week that means every time I work out I gotta add two and a half pounds to my bench to hit that mark. Is that doable can actually do that. Can I? You know bench press two and a half more pounds every time I work out this week. It sounds pretty doable. I think I can do it. It's not so far fetched. I'm asking to bench press four hundred pounds right. It's doable. I have a breakdown. It sounds like something that can achieve but having said that you need to set three different goals and this is called good better best. So in the bench press example the best would be being able to bench press two hundred pounds a better goal which is the medium goal would be one hundred and eighty pounds and good would be maybe one. Seventy five or one seventy. I've increased my weight. It's not the two hundred. It's not a hundred and eighty but hey it's a goal that I'm happy with because I'm making progress so always set your goals with good better best results. Why because you might hit the goal early you might. Hey I got ten more days in the month and it really hit the good goal. Let me show to go for the better goal or maybe even the best the other reason why you should set good. Better best goals. Is that if you are reaching the end of the month? There's a few more days and you're not even close to your good goal. You know you're setting them too high. You're not really setting realistic goals. That have a game plan that actually can be implemented. This is what I love about. Good better best is because it allows you to really break down. What is actually achievable? And it's trackable because you can really quickly see all your setting it too high or even too low. Whatever you're hitting your best goal and yourself two weeks left in the month you know. You're not sending them ambitiously enough also make sure you have milestones in terms of time to your goals. If you're sending monthly goals then have a weekly goal. What do you need to this week by the end of the week in order to be on track? Because you want to catch things before you fall behind. If by the end of your first week haven't completed the weekly goal to get you to the monthly goal which basically is your month ago divided by four. Whatever that result is then you know you need to make up for lost time. You need to make sure before week to begins. You're on track or it's just going to get harder and harder as time goes on my advice to anybody. Who's starting out in a setting setting goals for themselves is to make sure you set goals. That are totally achievable at the start. The thing about goals is going to be sending them month after month year after year. So what I like to do is get some wins under your belt. Get some goals that get achieved gain some confidence and learn how it feels to accomplish a goal so you can use that momentum and then start upping the ante a little bit more so maybe if you feel like the goals a little bit weak. That's okay get the win. Accomplish the goal and the next month you know raise the stakes a little bit more. Make it a little more challenging but a lot of us. We try to accomplish impossible goals when we haven't accomplished one goal yet. Get some wins under. You

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