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Goal Getter 😎💪

Below you'll find steps & tools on goal setting —an invaluable practice that allows you to cultivate the life you desire.


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How To Create/Set Goals


Have you ever thought about turning your big dreams into achievable targets?

That's what setting goals is all about.


Goal setting is like giving your dreams a solid plan and a roadmap to follow.


In this article, we're going to list a few steps on how to set goals that not only get you excited but also move you closer to the future you've been working towards.


Step #1 - Know What You Want and Keep It Realistic


So, you want this, that, a bit of those, and several more. But if you say you want to achieve every goal there is, it might feel a bit overwhelming, right? On the other hand, aiming too low could leave you wandering without a clear sense of direction.


Now, here's the key: find a balance. Establish short-term goals and long-term goals. Doing so helps you plan your success without overwhelming yourself.



Step #2: Mark the Calendar with a Deadline


Take a look at the calendar and mark those dates. Be realistic about it, as there's no point setting deadlines that stress you out. The idea is to give yourself a nudge.


Then, once you've encircled those dates, it's not just about noting them down; it's about putting in the effort to meet those deadlines. Setting achievable deadlines adds a sense of urgency to your goals, making them more than just dreams on paper.


"Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life." — Les Brown

Step #3: What Motivates You


Think of your motivations as the energy that keeps you going. It's not just about making goals; it's about remembering why they matter to you.


You should take a moment to think about what makes you excited—whether it's getting better, making money, or leaving a legacy within your profession.


When things get tough, remembering why you started helps you stay strong. It makes your goals more than just things to do; it makes them important and rewarding.


Step #4: Take One Step at a Time


Goals, no matter how big, are achievable when broken into smaller, manageable steps. Doing so not only makes it simpler but also makes the process feel less overwhelming.


You're not just going right to the top; you're winning with every step. So, put on your shoes, take that first step, and trust the process. You'll be surprised at how those small victories add up, and before you know it, you'll be at the top, proud of what you've achieved.



Step #5: Identify Mental Objections


It's okay to have doubts, but the secret is not to let them hang around too long. What you should do with the negative thoughts is replace them with thoughts that make you feel good and strong. Challenges are just bumps in the road, not dead ends.


So, when your mind starts whispering, "You can't do this," shout back that you can! Having a growth mindset doesn't mean ignoring problems; it means facing them with the belief that you can handle them.



Step #6: Monitor Your Progress and Adjust Your Approach


Check in regularly—are you hitting those deadlines and milestones you set? Take a moment to celebrate every win, even the tiny ones, and view past mistakes as lessons to learn from. Keep track of your progress and ensure you're heading in the right direction.


When you accomplish something, even if it's just a small achievement, take a moment to appreciate it. And when things get a bit tricky, see them as signs showing you where you can improve.



Final Thoughts

Anyone can think of goals, but not everyone can make them happen. After going through these steps, remember that picking a goal is not random. It's about choosing something with a plan on how to do it and then achieving it.

 

Further Reading 📚🤓

For those eager to deepen their understanding, we've included a list of suggested books below.

"Atomic Habits" by James Clear

James Clear offers practical strategies for building good habits and breaking bad ones. Through the concept of "atomic habits," he shows how small changes can lead to significant results, guiding readers to create systems for continuous improvement.

"The 12 Week Year" by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington

"Goals!" by Brian Tracy

 

Entertainment 🍿

Grab the popcorn! Below are some movies that convey a few "Goal Getters" going after their goals.

"Whiplash" (2014)

Andrew Neiman, a young and ambitious drummer, strives for greatness at a prestigious music conservatory under the tutelage of an exacting and abusive instructor, pushing himself to the limits in pursuit of his passion.

"The Social Network" (2010)

"Joy" (2015)

 

Thank you for choosing The Corbin Candle Club! We hope these materials have brought a touch of joy to your day, and may your candle fill your space with delightful scents.


Until next time, keep your flame lit!

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