Every year many people start with huge goals and dreams. The question is how can you plan for 2016 to be your best year ever?
Effective goal setting comes in 3 main steps.
Step 1 – Know WHAT you want
When it comes to planning your year, the most important thing is for you to have clarity.
You need to know what you want to begin with.
So the first step is to think about, and be clear on what you want to achieve this year.
Now most people stop here. They list down what they want and that’s it. That’s like putting an image of a sports car on your desktop wallpaper. Nothing happens.
Step 2 – Know WHY you want it
Many times, people tell me: “Peng Joon, I want to make a million dollars this year.”
Well, that’s a great goal.
But the next step, after knowing what you want, is knowing why you want it.
What I always tell people is that once you know what you want, you need to have clarity on your “why”.
So you want to make a million dollars…. the question now is why?
I list down about 10 things that I want to accomplish during the year – but instead of thinking about accomplishing them, I think about “why”. This is something you should be doing, too.
Because if you can figure out the “why”, then you can figure out the “how”.
Step 3 – HOW are you going to do it
These are the steps. The mechanics. It needs to be specific and actionable.
Ineffective: I will go to the gym 3 times a week.
Effective: I will complete the p90X fitness program and complete all 90 days from start to end. I will limit my carbs intake by one bowl of rice a day.
So as a quick recap:
To be able to plan things out and make 2016 your best year ever, you need to:
1. Know WHAT you want to do
2. Know WHY you want to do it
3. List HOW are you going to do it
If you can plan these three things out next to each other, then you’ll have a compelling reason to take action.
So, I hope this post has helped you in terms of planning your year, and will enable you to really have the best year ever!
As always, if you found value in this post, please feel free to leave a comment below and let me know.
May 2016 be an amazing and incredible year filled with happiness, love, peace and everything else that you could wish for.