Seeing your future with clarity is the first step to achieving your goals!
This is the second of a three-part series that is my gift to you as we finish out this year and get ready for what lies ahead in 2021. This series includes short, actionable things you can do to really move the needle in 2021. In the first part, you learned what it means to be a “go-giver.” This week, we’re going to focus on bringing your future into clarity, and next week, we’ll learn how to take massive action to accomplish your goals.
Do you have goals? I mean really have goals you want to achieve? If they’re not in writing, then I say that those are just dreams. Each year, I go through an exercise to really define my goals. And today, I’m going to share that process with you. I didn’t invent this process - it’s one that I learned from Dean Graziosi. He’s an internationally recognized speaker on motivation and goal achievement - and a fellow follower of Tony Robbins.
In order to help you with this exercise, we have a one page tool you can use to follow along and start defining your goals. You can click here to download the free tool, find it on our website in the “Free Stuff” section, or draw it on a blank piece of paper.
The boxes on the Clarity Mapping Tool include: “The current Truth,” “One Year Goals,” “WHY these goals are important,” and “Capabilities Needed” to achieve the goals.
So let’s start filling in the boxes - starting in Box 1. What is your current truth? Now be honest, no one is going to see this but you. So, if you can’t be honest with yourself, about where you are, you’ll never be able to build a path to where you want to be.
Write down anything that comes to mind about your current status. What is the reality? Is your business not performing the way you want? Is your income less than what you desire? Are you where you really want to be already? Don’t be afraid to express your feelings here, because, remember that you don’t have to share this with anyone but yourself.
Here are a few examples from MY Clarity Tool exercise from a year ago. I share this with you to show you how honest I am with myself - and to show you that exposing my vulnerability actually spurs me to action:
The business is half of where I thought it would be when I founded it about 2 years ago.
The Business is breaking even - not where I expected to be at this point.
The business struggles to identify and connect with the right people who need to hear our message!
One Year Goals
OK, now let’s move on to the second box - One Year Goals. Here, I want you to time travel to a year from now, and state your goals as if we are looking back at the things you’ve already accomplished! State them as if you have already achieved them. This is really important! It helps get you in the proper mind framework to finish the rest of this tool. So, state them as achievements, not future dreams.
My one year goals last year were:
My business doubled over the last year.
My business is profitable
My business is debt free
I have launched 3 new programs to provide business owners with the tools they need to build long term value.
I am constantly attracting the right type of clients who want and need our services
Why These Goals are Important