Are you goals SPECIFIC enough?

We all have goals – small or huge and we all want to accomplish them. The question is why can we fail and don’t achieve our goal? We don’t specify it! How? Let’s keep reading.

To specify a goal means to put it into detail. Write down exactly what do you want to achieve with the time frame when it will happen. Instead of writing “I want to be successful” write down what exactly does it mean to you and how will it change you – what kind of job will you be doing, how much will you be earning, how will people react to you, how will you feel or any other detail which describe success for you.

Then write down a time frame – the exact day when this change will happen. Sounds simple?  Well, don’t underestimate this step! We all have more than just one goal, however, the most important goal is usually the long-term goal which is connected to our short-term goals. Write down your long-term goal first. That will be the key to your other small goals.


For example – your goal is to earn 100 000$ next year. Sounds like a specific goal, it has specific number and time, right? I would add a specific day to make it clear though.

What else do you need to think about? What is behind your goal? Find the MOTIVATION – Why do you want to earn this amount of money? What will change in your life? How would you feel? What ACTION will you have to take – What will be the first step? What habits do you need to create? What kind of people do you need to be surrounded to? How do you need to CHANGE– What person do you need to become in order to earn 100 000$ next year? What will you need to sacrifice for it?  What mindset will you have to create? What will you have to learn? Are you willing to take a risk?

When do you realise why do you want what you want and set up the time-frame then divide the ACTION STEPS that you need to take in weeks, months, years and stick to it. Apart from the logical part use your imagination – VISUALISE your goal. Feel it, see it, enjoy it! You can use pictures or whatever help you to have a vivid imagination. Do it every day and BELIEVE!

Have you ever seen a documentary “The Secret”? If you are into self-development, I guess, that you already know it. However, the fact about this documentary is that not everyone fully understands how this “Law of Attraction” works. Don’t become too obsessive with the dreaming and visualising for hours that you forget to do the action! Another extreme is that you just briefly imagine your goal but don’t feel it properly. You can visualise just for a short time, however, it has to be INTENSIVE! The most important is to imagine all the details, colours and feelings how will your life change when you achieve it. It will create the right mindset to create the transformation.

After all this writing and visualising, you will also clarify if the goal that you set up for yourself is truly something that you really want to. If you start visualising and you feel “I don’t know, if I actually want it” or if you just cannot imagine it and feel it because of some reason then it might not be exactly what do you want to or there is something else behind it. We might have created a certain goal that will later appear that was someone else dream or the reason was completely different! Then here we go – that is why we weren’t motivated enough to do anything for it. However, that’s is another chapter. I just wanted to mention it as I think that chasing a certain goal without knowing why you want it, could be a waste of time and it will not make you happy as you expected.

Anyway, let’s say you really know why do you want your goal, you know what person you need to become and you are ready to take the steps.

Check it again –

  1. Have you written a specific goal with all the details? Have you written when you will accomplish it? Great!
  2. Did you set up the time-frame?
  3. Write down the action steps that you are committed to do every day or weekly and keep going! It requires a lot of DISCIPLINE to not get distracted and be focused but once you create this habit, your success in on the way!

Are you struggling with your goal setting or how to start? Leave a comment or message!

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