Hello Friends !
So we are already 10 days into the new year.
If you traveled for the hols, it’s likely that you have returned back to your base already. Don’t be deceived, time really flies.
Before you know it, months will be flying by.
In my first post on the 1st of January, I asked you to do a simple exercise that will help you to achieve your goals this year. In case you missed the post, please click here to read it and do the exercise.
I assure you once again, from years of experience that if you simply follow these simple steps, 2018 will definitely be a great year for you.
In this post, I will share the next step that you need to take to achieve your 2018 goals. (Notice that I now use the word goals, and not dreams, we have passed the dreaming stage, we have articulated our aspirations in 3 simple sentences, so they are now our goals. This is a very important distinction, but I don’t have enough space here to explain further, lets go on).
Now do this simple exercise:
Take your first goal, and think of what you need to do to achieve it. This is called process. Now write exactly what you need to do to achieve your goal. Make it simple.
Let’s take a random example, let’s assume you run a restaurant, and you make roughly N150 net gain on each plate of food sold. Now assume your financial goal this year is to save N3 million by 31st December 2018. This simply means that you need to sell at least (3million /N150) i.e. 20,000 plates of food, to have this income. (This is just an example, but i hope you get the idea).
So you write under your financial goal of N3million: I will serve 20,000 plates of nourishing and tasty food to my customers before 31st December 2018.
Try to make this statement SMART. That is:
S – Specific, tells exactly what needs to be done (Selling of food).
M – Measurable, you can measure your progress (20,000 plates)
A – Achievable, Is it possible ? Do you have the skills and resources or do you need additional help, training etc.
R – Relevant, Does it matter to you, will it make you happy? (nourishing and tasty food)
T – Time bound. Put a deadline for achieving the goal (In this case 31st Dec 2018)
Now, do the same thing for all your 3 goals for this year 2018.
Write each goal boldly, followed by the process you need to achieve the goal.
Put it back where you can see it as many times as possible each day.
I will not be able to explain here all the reasons why you need to do this, but trust me, this step is very crucial in actualizing your goals this year.
Once you begin this process, you will notice that your goals may even change to accommodate the new reality. Your focus will also shift from your goals, to what you need to do to achieve your goals.
So do this now, and believe me when I say that this works like magic !
Once again, I sincerely hope that this year will be different for you. I get tired when i keep hearing many young people complain of the economy and the government, when they have absolutely no plan for their own life and economy.
How do you intend to score a goal, if you don’t even know the goal post? How do you intend to succeed, if you have no idea of what you need to do nor the process you need to follow.
A shadow is caused by you blocking the sunlight, same way that most problems in our lives are simply caused by own own ignorance.
This year will be different, because this year, you will fly to great heights by applying timeless principles of success and wealth !
In the next post, I will share the next step, another powerful technique for actualizing your goals this year. Don’t miss any step and please put it to practice.
Have a great year ahead !
Engr Ifeanyi Okoro
Coordinator Millionaires Academy
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