How I set goals – Step 2 – Know your Why, Write Smart goals & Actions

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How I set goals – Step 2 – Know your Why, Write Smart goals & Actions

Hi! It’s Elyse from Synoply, your synopsis of everything to do with the video. Welcome back to part 2 of this miniseries all on it setting goals. I hope you enjoyed video 1 which was all about writing out your ideal day. If you haven’t watched that yet, probably the best if you go back and watch that and write your ideal day because that is the foundation for step 2 which is all about writing your goals out.

So now that you’ve written out your ideal day, I want to ask you how much of your current life is like your ideal day. Is it 20%? 50%? 100%? You know, if it’s 100%, congratulations! Your life is amazing. But if it’s obviously parts of your ideal day that you are not living, then pretty much that’s the goals you need to write.

One thing I love to do is for each goal, I write why I want to achieve it. You know okay, I want to exercise four days a week. But why do I want to exercise four days a week? Is it because I want to look a certain way or I want to lose a certain amount of weight? Is it because it makes me feel stronger and you know makes me feel more alert during the day? For every single goal, I try and work out why it is that I want to write that goal and I’ve put that in there as well so that I know that it’s not just sort of like a superficial goal. It is something that I actually want to achieve in the year to come.

When I write my goals, I like to split them into personal and business and then under each category, I have I guess sub-goals or subcategories of goals that I want to achieve. Now you don’t have to go this in depth. If you honestly have like only one or two goals that you want to achieve, write those out and sort of be on your way. But I think it doesn’t hurt to sort of check all aspects of your life and just check in and see if it’s actually where you want it to be.

Under my personal goals, I do have a finance section which is all about you know the household finances as well as like personal income goals and sort of like investment goals and things like that. I actually have goals around my appearance and health and fitness. So for my appearance like one of the things that I try really hard to do is to have good skin because I know having skiing makes me feel really confident and so as part of my goals, I try and do my daily skincare regime and I go and get a treatment once a month and so I will put that into my goal so that it’s a big priority in my life.

I have your typical fitness goals of like how often I want to exercise, what type of exercise I want to do. I have the personal development category where I’ve written that I want to listen to an audiobook every month and a documentary and I’d love to learn to code. I also have categories with travel, house, relationship and family and I’ll write goals for all of those categories as well.

If you have a business, I do write goals about like our financial goals in terms of revenue, profit and all that sort of stuff. Then I also talked about like the personal development from a business perspective. I also have like social media targets and things like for Synoply.

Now, an obvious thing that a lot of people probably already know is to write specific goals or to write SMART goals. Instead of just being like I’d like to exercise, you write “I’d like to exercise four mornings every week for 30 minutes doing cardio”. The clearer you become the much more likely you are to actually go ahead and achieve those goals.

The last tip is actually one that I learned from Marie Forleo who’s another YouTuber, a very big YouTuber. She talks about writing actions for your goals and I like to write actions for the first six months of the year and the actions for the next six months of the year. Pretty much how am I actually going to achieve the goal and I like to break it into you know two halves of the year because I want to do a review in six months and see if I’ve taken the actions that I need to in order to achieve that goal.

A very basic example of this is if you want to listen to one audiobook per month, you may want to sign up for a subscription to Audible and then you may want to set a calendar reminder to say have you listened to your audiobook today. Hopefully, those little things are going to trigger you to actually achieve the goal that you want to achieve.

If you found this video helpful, I would love it if you gave it a thumbs up so that I know to make more video on these topics. If you want to be notified of the next part of this series, please subscribe because it’s a five-part series and step three is all about creating your vision board which is something that I absolutely love to do. Stay tuned for that which will be up next. See you in my next video. Bye!

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