Now that December is here, it’s time to get clear on exactly what you’re going to accomplish in 2023. When it comes to setting and reaching your goal, use this simple and proven 3 step process that virtually assures success. I’m going to lay it out here as it applies to a financial goal but recognize that this method applies to successfully reaching ANY goal. Here’s what you do:
Secret #1: The first step is to be absolutely precise on the desired goal. For example, when I ask people what their financial goal is, they often tell me, “To earn more money than I made last year.” So, if you earn $1.50 more in 2023, then you will have reached your goal, right?
Instead, you need to know the exact amount. In determining that number, I always look at each month, factor in vacations, holidays, projects, etc., and then I add up each month and come up with an exact figure. What’s your number?
Secret #2: Get clear on where every dollar of your income is going to go. Ask yourself: “What am I going to do with all the money I’m going to earn this year?”
- How much are you going to save by the end of the year?
- How much debt are you going to pay off?
- Are you going to buy a new car? Which one and with what options?
- Put money away for your kid’s education? How much?
- How much do you have budgeted for vacations? How about retirement?
These are just some of the questions you need to get in the habit of asking yourself this month, and you need to be completely clear on exactly where each dollar is going and where you’re going to be financially by the end of 2023.
Secret #3: Once you are clear on your exact financial goal and know what you are going to get as a result of it, you can now practice one of the most important parts of any goal accomplishment: acting as if you’ve already attained your goal.
If you’ve ever read a book on the Law of Attraction, then you know all about the importance of accepting and believing on a subconscious level that you already have what it is you’re trying to accomplish.
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When you follow these three secrets to successful goal attainment, you will become unstoppable. There will no longer be roadblocks, and no outside element will ever permanently get in the way of your accomplishing any goal you’ll set. You see, there is always a way to achieve anything you can dream of, and if you’re absolutely clear on what it is, know exactly why you’re going for it, and can feel and live as if you’ve already accomplished it, then nothing will prevent you from attaining it.
All the best for 2023!