You’ve got big plans for your business and your life. You’ve set huge goals that if you achieve will change your business and your life FOREVER.
But how do you crush your goals, especially the big ones so you see the success you want in you business?
You have to be the type of person who never gives up, constantly takes action and finds solutions to any obstacle that’s put in your way. That is how you will crush your goals. By believing you can achieve the goal and no matter what you will not give up until you get there.
Setting big audacious goals that set your soul on fire is great for those big life-changing moments, like earning six figures in your first year of business or losing 200lbs. Goals like these matter, but if setting goals like these scare you into not taking action then you need to take a step back.
Not every goal should be big, you should have a lot more little goals than big ones. The little goals can be goals that get you to that big goal.
Setting smaller goals and getting in the habit of crushing these goals will help you to crush your big goals faster.
Consistently working towards your goals and meeting them is a habit you have to get into. It’s like training a muscle to perform a particular action every day to get the result you want at the end of the year.
Everyone can crush their goals to create the business and life they want.
To become a #goaldigger who crushes every goal you set, you’ll have to master certain skills and develop certain habits.
By knowing and learning the skills and habits then implementing them every single day. Until they become second nature to you and the way you live your life.
Crush Your Goals Master Skills
Once you master the skills of goal setting you can crush any goal and reach any dream you have. Big or small you’ll crush it.
So, let’s get you there.
To truly crush the goals, you’ve set for yourself you must first understand the phases of setting and meeting goals. There are 5 phases, and once you’ve mastered the skills of each stage you’ll be able to set and crush goal after goal.
5 Phases of Crushing Your Goals
Crush Your Goals Phase #1: Set Goals That Matter to You
The first fundamental step to meeting your goals is to set goals that matter to you. This is where so many people go wrong. They just set the wrong goals, right from the start.
They set goals they think they should set, not ones they want and need to set for themselves. If the goal is a should, it has no place on your list.
The best way to find out if a goal is a should or a need/want, is to understand your why for each goal. If your why is connected to everyone else but you, it’s a should.
Your goal should be about your happiness and growth, it should be about meeting your desires and wants.
Not your Mum’s, Your Dad’s, Uncle, aunt, cousin, brother, sister, or that Instagram Influencer you’ve been following. It needs to be all about you and you.
Connect your goals to your why and the things that matter most to you in your life and you will be off to a flying start in achieving your goals.
Why? Because you will be instantly more motivated to do what is necessary to achieve the goal you have set.
Also, ensure you have a mixture of big goals and small goals.
Need some help on the types of business goals you need to set to grow your business then check out this post: The 5 Types of Goals You Need to Set For Your Business.
Coaching tip: I like to write my goals down and look over them every day for a week before I finalise them. That way if something feels off, I cross it off my list at the start, rather than start working towards the goal only to find It’s not what I wanted at all.
Crush Your Goals Phase #2: Focus on Fewer Goals
Don’t try to accomplish 10 big goals a year.
Choose 1 – 3 big goals and add 3-5 small goals to work on for the year.
For instants, a big goal can be to lose 100lbs over the course of the year. Then you have 3 smaller goals like visiting a certain place or spending more time with friends and family. Or smaller goals that help you meet those big goals like exercising 5 times a week and meal prepping breakfast and lunch every week.
Small goals require less motivation, resources, and less ongoing planning. Big goals take more time, motivation, skills, knowledge and resources to accomplish. So focusing on fewer bigger goals is just practical.
Only ever focus on a maximum of 5 goals in total at a time.
If you’re taking a step back from always setting big goals you never meet. In year 1 set 5 small goals you know, you can meet. This will help build your goal setting and goal achieving muscles.
In year 2 you can create some big goals for yourself, knowing you can crush them.
Coaching tip: If you’re a high achiever, then instead of setting a yearly goal, you can alternatively set 3 small goals every 90-days. Build your goal-setting habits. Then set 1 big goal for the following 90-days.
Crush Your Goals Phase #3: Create an Actionable Plan
Once you have your goals you need to create a plan.
Step 1: Break your goals down into manageable sizes.
- Quarterly [90-days]
- Daily action steps
Create mini-goals that will get you to your big goal.
So, you will break your yearlong goals down into 90-day goals and your 90-day goals into 30-day goals, your 30-day goals into weekly goals and those into daily actions and steps to take.
Example: let’s take the 100lbs I talked about earlier.
- You want to lose 100lbs over the next year.
- With this goal, you can you can jump straight to the weekly goal first. Because you know if you lose 1.5lbs to 2lbs a week, you can meet your goal.
- You will need to lose around 8lbs every month.
- You can then create 90-day milestones based on the total you need to lose over 3 months.
- On a weekly basis, your mini action goals could be to exercise 3x a week for 30mins, plan & prep healthy meals. You might join a diet club or find an online program.
- On a daily basis, your tactics would be to track your calorie intake and exercise on your designated days.
You see by breaking it down into actionable steps and creating a plan, big goals are less scary and more achievable. They become part of your everyday life. You build habits that support your goals.
Crush Your Goals Phase #4: Developing the right mindset
Mindset is everything. You must develop the right mindset to achieve all your goals.
Mindset starts when choosing your goals. By picking the one that is right for you and not others you are starting to develop the mindset you need to achieve your goal.
The other half of mindset comes down to the goal you are trying to achieve. If your goal is around your health you need to develop a stronger mindset towards what a healthy lifestyle is.
If you’re looking to set goals around your finances, then you need to develop a better wealth mindset.
So many goal-setting books and courses focus on action planning technique and tracking, but very little on mindset. However, if you don’t focus on mindset, your effort in all the other areas will be for nothing.
Make building your mindset a priority when looking at achieving your goals.
Focus on what has stopped you from achieving this goal and what needs to change in order for you to finally reach it.
Start to read books on the subject and get coaching if you need to.
Crush Your Goals Phase #5: Tracking your success
You must track and monitor your progress.
It helps when you get low and feel like giving up, you can look at your progress and see how far you have come.
I’ve had moments when I’ve tracked everything and moments when I haven’t.
I regret the moments I haven’t because When I slip up it’s easier to get back on track when I can look back and see the steps I missed and how to get back on it.
It’s also nice to see how far you’ve come on paper or app. It’s a great motivator to take on bigger goals and new challenges.
I prefer paper, I create my own planners and trackers you can buy them over here: Step Up Boss Up Society Etsy Store
I also have a list of the best planners over here.
The Important Things You Need to Know About Crushing Your Goals
We all have the ability to create big goals and crush them, but we have to follow the right system.
The 5 phase system to crushing your goals is;
- Setting goals that light you up
- Focusing on fewer goals.
- Creating solid action plans
- Breaking through blocks and developing a strong mindset
- Tracking your progress
Go Crush Your Goals. And When You Win, Win Gracefully.
If you’re looking to get started with any of these steps, check out the Build Your Business Vault – where you’ll find templates, worksheets and checklists that will help you with setting business goals!