Many people know about goal setting and some even do it. Did you know that 97% of all millionaires have their goals written down? Compare that to only 5% of non millionaires have their goals written down? I.E. if you have your goals written down, it seems to be a big part of getting what you want.
So what is the single biggest mistake most people make when setting goals?
They set goals for what they think will bring them to what they want, NOT for what they actually want.
Let me give you an example.
Lets say you want to open a business. So you set your goals as, find a place, go back to school, get permits, etc. But in there is nothing about the actual goal of opening a successful business.
See, many people have an ultimate goal, and they then begin planning for how they think that goal should manifest.
Rather than setting the large goal to begin with, and then working on the other goals that will lead there.
One of my favorite quotes is – If you want to make God laugh, tell her your plans.
You do NOT know the best, shortest, fastest, quickest way to your goal. So if you keep your main goal in mind, you can be flexible and adapting to new things the universe sends your way to get you to your goal.
it is like www.TheSecret.tv says. You do not have to know the how of getting to what you want. Let the universe provide that. Anyone who has done anything great did not know how they were going to do it. That unfolded as time went. We didn’t know how we were going to get to the moon in 1960, we just knew we were going to. The how unfolded over the next 10 years.
Don’t let yourself be stopped from pursuing your goals because you don’t know the how. Take the first step. And keep on stepping.
Remembering what your ultimate goal is. Not what the goals are that you think will bring you there.