5 tips to creating kick-ass goals

Given it’s the start of a new month, now is the time to assess where you are and make any adjustments if you need to.

The truth is regardless of where you are, now is the perfect time to start on setting your intentions and creating goals to support your vision.

So today, I want to share with you this simple fool-proof formula to creating kick-ass goals that stick:

1. Dream Big.

Part of choosing the right goals to chase involves stepping out of your comfort zone and pushing yourself, challenging you to stretch that bit further. But at the same time, you don't want to make them so out of reach that you’re not motivated to even try - balance is key!

If it scares you and gives you butterflies thinking about it - that is a good thing! Go with the butterfly feeling.

2. Be specific.

For a goal to be achievable it must be as specific as possible. There is no point creating goals that are fluffy or ambiguous, so it helps for us to be super clear on what it is we want to achieve.

Having the goal of launching a new business is great, but how can you break this down further and be specific by saying what the business will be about; what type of business you will be launching and who your dream clients are. Which leads me to my next point...

3. Set a deadline.

All goals need to have a deadline, otherwise it is nothing more than a dream. Giving ourselves a deadline not only helps keep ourselves accountable, it also makes it tangible!

4. Write it down & look at it everyday.

Writing down our goals makes them tangible and actionable. There is no point creating a goal only to have it forgotten the next week, which is why it is essential we review goals every single day.

This helps keep to us motivated so we know what action we need to take each day that is going to get us where we want to be.

5. Embrace your obstacles.

Nothing worth having was easy to come by - work hard, and take small steps everyday. I like to frame it this way: challenges are there to make you really question how badly you want it, because the reality is that anything worth having doesn’t come easily: it involves hard work, determination and persistence.

Don’t give up and keep going no matter what!

6. Start now.

The truth is that there is no perfect time to start; and each day you delay means you’re just putting off your dream.

So start now. Don’t wait until tomorrow, next week or next month - now is the perfect time to say ‘yes’ to your dream.

Rachel x