How to set your goals when you don’t know what you want! (video)

The future is where you are going. The past is where you have been.

Setting goals, or casting our future, is said to be one of the most important steps to our personal, financial and professional success. I know that you know people with written goals succeed at achievement better than those who don’t, yet few of us actually take the time to do it.

The problem for many people is that they simply do not know what they really want.

If you feel like this, perhaps you are not ambitious for the things others tell you that you ought to strive for. Maybe you really are happy as you are and you don’t have any goals at all.

It could be that you are not really sure what you want from life – maybe you hanker for something a bit more than what you currently have, but every time you try to write a list of goals, you get bored, or listless or distracted and it all seems like a futile exercise.

Eban Pagan has s lot to say on the matter and his take on why written goals are so important to making positive, successful change in life. This video will give you a fresh perspective on the benefits I’m sure. 
To expand this topic further, I came across a great post by Ali Hale titled How to Set Goals When You Have No Idea What You Want

In her article, she gives some great pointers and insights into the issue, including

Relax Your Ideas on What “Goals” Mean
We often think that a “goal” has to be something big. Maybe you’ve got the impression that goals need to be about money or success in some way that society has defined.

Start With What You Enjoy
We all have natural interests and passions – things that we get really excited about (even though our friends and family might be bemused).

Consider the Key Areas of Life
In the great book, The Success Principles, Jack Canfield suggests that there are seven areas where you should consider setting goals and lists a number of categories you might want to think about.

It’s a really great read and we recommend that you take a look here

What do you think about all this?

Are you consciously and purposely moving toward a future you believe in or are you letting life dictate your circumstances? How is that for you? We would love to know.

Now it’s your turn to speak. 

Do you struggle with setting goals that are meaningful to you? What are your current goals (if any) and what made you decide to set them for yourself?

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  1. Great video from Eben Pagan 🙂

    There is also a little technique you can use, if you have the courage that will almost guarantee the achievement of big goals and dreams. It is based on the idea of “social pressure”.

    Think about this; let’s say you have a goal to lose a certain amount of weight or achieve some desired level of fitness. You can set the goal privately and tell yourself, “I am going to achieve this goal by August 1.” On the other hand, you can make the goal public by telling all of your friends and family what you intend to do and even give a date for your desired completion.

    As soon as you take that goal public, you move into a different state of mind. No longer are you at the mercy of your own self-discipline (which has been tarnished by years of bad habits). Now you have a much more powerful force dictating your day to day actions and decisions.

    • Shanna thank you for the great tip on ‘going public’. That can be a powerful motivator for sure. I would just add to make sure the people you share your goals with are supportive and encouraging.

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