I love goal setting. I’m not sure why but looking to the future and setting goals is something I’m really passionate about. It’s even something that I enjoy helping others sort out. That’s why today’s focus is all about goal setting and even has a link to get a copy of my free goal setting workbook!

In my opinion, there are three steps you should take when setting new goals to guarantee that they are strong. I’m going to share these steps in today’s post. Then, you can hop over and grab my free Goal Getter Workbook and put the steps into practice!

The first step is to reflect on your old goals. If this is your first time setting goals, then I recommend simply reflecting on the past week, month, year, etc to determine your strengths and weaknesses. When you’re reflecting on your past goals, I recommend looking for your strengths and weaknesses. These will help you identify things that you need to work on in the new year.

For example, when I was reflecting on my goals from 2017, I realized that I couldn’t even remember them. I searched through my blog and found them, but they seemed like a foreign thought from long ago. As I pondered this, I realized that the reason they seemed so foreign to me is because I didn’t display them where I could see them. So, this year, I’ll be displaying my goals in a couple of different spots (my office, planner, phone, and computer) so that I’m constantly reminded of what my end goal is for 2018.

The next thing I recommend is to envision your end goal. This is what you want your life/biz/blog to look like at the end of a set amount of time. Try to be as detailed as possible when you’re picturing your future. Having an end goal in mind will help you when you’re setting your smaller goals along the way. I also recommend creating a vision board as a visual reminder of the focus you have created for yourself. I’ve even provided you with space in your workbook to create a vision board of your very own!

Baby Steps
The last tip I have for creating strong goals is to break them down into smaller steps. Once you’ve set a goal that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely (look up S.M.A.R.T. goals if you don’t know this method), then it’s time to break them down into smaller steps. I find that I do best with this if I create small goals each month that will lead me to my bigger end goal. These smaller goals could be a matter of posting every day on a social media outlet in order to help you grow the channel to your final goal. In the workbook, I provide you with space to break your big goals down into smaller steps.

Have you set goals for 2018 yet? Do you have a process you love to follow?

Before you go, make sure you grab your copy of my free Goal Getter Workbook!