Set an Achievement Date _ \"Goals are dreams with deadlines\" _ Diana Scharf Hunt _ Parkinson\'s Law says, \"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.\" The more time we give ourselves to accomplish a task or goal, the more time it takes us to accomplish it. Therefore, we must learn to use Parkinson\'s Law to our advantage by setting shorter time frames in which to complete the goal or task. _ Identify All Possible Roadblocks and Setbacks _ \"When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.\" _ Rudy Giuliani _ Identifying roadblocks should not discourage you but help you avoid any unexpected setbacks that may occur; enabling you to create the most effective plans possible. By recognizing obstacles your mind should then begin to think of solutions to solve these possible situations. In Robert Kiyasaki\'s classic, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Kiyasaki\'s \"rich dad\" teaches him how the mind of the rich are different than that of the poor. When the poor see something that they desire but is beyond their current budget they say, \"I can\'t afford that.\" While the rich say, \"How can I afford that?\" Think as this rich dad and apply it not only in finances, but in all areas of your life. Create Your Key Indicators _ \"First you write down your goal; your second job is to break down your goal into a series of steps, beginning with steps which are absurdly easy.\" _ Fitzhugh Dodson _ An example of a key indicator is the number of cold calls that you will make. After deciding the key indicator you set a goal for that specific key indicator. This step is to help you identify the most important tasks that need to be done on a daily basis that bring you closer to accomplishing your goal. By doing what needs to be done first and seeing that task to the end, you will actually spend 80% less time on that task than if you tried doing the same task in smaller increments.
Let\'s talk about goal setting; how you go about setting Purposeful goals, and making sure those goals actually get achieved. How do you make goals work not only for New Year\'s time, but throughout the whole year? How do you make them actually changing your life, transforming your life for the better? Personally, I\'ve struggled with goals for a long time. That\'s because they seem simple. They seem obvious; you need to go in there and start to look into what actually makes goals work so that you can set proper, powerful goals to achieve your Purpose. If you\'re like me, then you have big dreams for your life. You know you\'re capable of so much more. What that means is that you have some sort of dream. You have some sort of vision. What your career could be like, how your business might be growing, what your health might be like, how your lifestyle is like. All of those areas in your life, to achieve big things in those areas, you need to have some goals to get you there.