How to Make Your Goals More Attainable

This week, we’re talking about how to set goals you’re passionate about and, therefore, are more likely to be achieved.

Today, let’s take your big goals and make them more attainable …


By breaking them into smaller, more manageable tasks …

You see, your long-term goals will feel a lot more achievable when they’re broken down into little chunks.

Plus, you’ll stay motivated longer, because you’ll have smaller successes to celebrate along the way.

For example, let’s say you set a long-term goal of becoming a six-figure copywriter within a few years.

Your first-year goal might be to make an extra $25,000 writing part-time.

Your first month, you might set a goal of launching your freelance business website.

And, finally, your first week’s goal could be to write your home page copy.

See how that works?

Don’t try to go from nothing to six-figure copywriter in one fell swoop. Instead, plan at the beginning to do a little bit each day until you get there.

Then, celebrate each success as you achieve it.

Here’s another example:

Let’s say you want to self-publish a business book by January 2016.

Your goal for the first year would probably be to write the first full draft of your book.

Your first month’s goal could be to put together an outline of everything you want to cover in your book.

And, finally, your first week’s goal might be to decide on a specific topic for your book.

See how you can make a big goal – like writing a book – much easier by breaking it down into smaller, less scary tasks?

Now, it’s your turn …

Today’s Action Step: Break down your long-term goal into smaller tasks you can achieve monthly, weekly, and even daily. Then, go here to share.

Need some help breaking down your goals? Check out step four in this article: “6 Steps to Being Unshakably Committed to Your Goals.”

Then, tomorrow, I’ll reveal how to get re-energized about achieving your goals any time you need a boost.

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Published: February 6, 2014

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