Welcome to 2019! This year is already full of positive energy and growth. I am so excited to see what this year holds for us, and I want to make sure you have the best year you possibly can.
With that, I’d like to tell you about my favorite goal setting method. It comes straight out of my favorite book for business and growth, The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. Yes, the Chicken Soup for the Soul guy. I thought it was funny, too, when I first heard of the book. Turns out, he has met and mingled with some seriously high achievers, not to mention the wild success of his own book series.
But I digress.
In his book, he describes what I have begun calling the 30/30/30 Goals Map. This is one of the simplest yet in depth goal setting methods I know.
Draw three columns on a piece of paper. The title each column “30 Things I Want to Have”, “30 Things I Want to Be”, and “30 Things I Want to Do”, respectively. These are 30 things in each category that you want before you die.
The reason the 30/30/30 Goals Map is so powerful is that it creates a lifetime of goals. When I first attempted it in 2015 I was faced with a sad reality: I hadn’t been setting goals for myself. I could only complete 5 for each category!
I worked at it, and finally completed each category in its entirety. As it’s the beginning of the year, this is the perfect time to complete or review the Map.
Pleasantly, I’ve discovered that I have hit a lot of the goals I originally set. Things like do a TED talk, publish a book, and travel internationally every other year. I forgot about some of the items I had written down, but my subconscious hadn’t, and I was delighted to find that I’d hit milestones I totally forgot about!
Once you’ve set your goals, you’ll be able to break them down into milestones and tasks for the year. This way, you’ll be more likely to hit your goals and stay on track for the entirety of 2019.
Check out my video explaining this method further, and let me know how it goes! Let’s have an amazing 2019, folks.