**Click play and listen while reading
In addition, I hope you gain value from this post by seeing an example of another person’s goals, along with the format I’m going to be using. Ps. While writing this post, I listened to the song above on repeat (it’s powerful if you allow it to be).
Goal Setting time
“Begin with the end in mind.” -Stephen Covey
Goals should be completely relative and personal to the individual. To set effective goals you must rid yourself of what you think you should be doing, achieving, and experience and instead look within yourself to find out what you really want. Social conditioning tells me that I should be trying to get a Lamborghini. Just watch MTV cribs, go to Las Vegas, or turn on Jersey Shore and you’ll start to get a brain full of conditioning that tells you who you should be. Always remember, this is your life; not your moms, not your dads, not the people you see at church or the people you see on TV. It’s yours. What do you really want? Have you envisioned what it would be like to have what you think you want? Do you really want that? Or has is been bashed into your brain through TV? These are questions you must ask yourself. Create yourself. Screw what the sheeple are blindly after. This is about you.
My way of viewing life has been condensed down to be really simple. I believe that the human game in the modern world comes down to 6 elements: emotional, financial, physical, spiritual, social/relationships, and lifestyle. It is my goal to optimize all of these while not neglecting any of them. So obviously I believe it’s going to be ideal to have visions and goals for all 6 categories.
This is the goal setting format I will be using. It might be useful for you to look at life and goals this was as well. If you do find it useful, simply adjust your previously set goals and move forward. Never let consistency rule your mind. Always be willing to adapt.
So with that said here are my 2012 goals. I believe in being open, transparent, and authentic so I have no problem sharing these with the world.
Outcome: Earn $80,000 this year
Process: I will continue to work hard in my career. I will also create an email course that helps people take control of their body and life by July 1st.
Outcome: By the end of 2012 be in a position to purchase my first home
Process: I will pay off the small remainder of my debts and continue to increase my credit score by overpaying my bills.
Outcome: Be more consistent with my moods
Process: I will use music, meditation, and green smoothies and juices (they boost my moods and creativity levels big time).
Outcome: Start seeing everyone as a child of god consistently
Process: I will focus daily on not being hateful towards people I don’t know. I will meditate on being love toward all people on a daily basis.
Outcome: Do 3 Jiu Jitsu tournaments and earn my purple belt
Process: I will spend at least 6 hours on the mat every week. I will also do some research on upcoming tournaments in Utah and Las Vegas and solidify them on the schedule.
Outcome: Get some more gym pics at ~6% bodyfat by March 31st
Process: I will start cutting bodyfat slowly starting tomorrow (I have a specific plan in my mind). I will also schedule the photo shoot with my friend who will be doing it so it is set in stone.
Outcome: Feel more physically vibrant and get into better overall athletic shape
Process: I will consume a green smoothie everyday along with a glass of fresh vegetable juice everyday (I recently purchased a juicer that I am loving). I will continue to train MMA and Crosspit 3 times per week minimum. I will lift heavy a minimum of 3 times per week while focusing on compound exercises and explosiveness.
Outcome: Continue to become centered in my spiritual beliefs
Process: I will meditate daily, and read at least a page from a spiritually inspired book daily
Outcome: Go on at least 1 charity trip
Process: I will get in contact with these guys, who I’ve done SEO for in the past, and get the trip we have talked about set up. Also, I will talk to the owners of the company I work for to see about sponsorships.
Outcome: Be kind
Process: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” -Plato. I will keep this simple goal and quote in the back of my mind everyday. I will meditate on kindness daily as well.
Outcome: Keep in better contact with my family
Process: I will call my mom, dad, brother, and sister at least once a week and occasionally send them surprises (like photo prints, etc).
Outcome: Attract and date an amazing girl
Process: I will continue to make myself more awesome, centered, and authentic while ‘putting myself out there’ (aka be willing to strike out ha). I will not settle and I will treat all women with respect (not as sexual objects).
Outcome/Process: I will plan events to have fun with friends at least once a month (bbq, wine tasting, camping trips, etc).
Outcome: Learn film and film editing and begin making top notch videos
Process: I will set up a few ‘job shadowing’ sessions with my good friend Jace who is a master. I will talk to him this week about possible times when I can watch him film and edit.
Outcome: Go on 3 vacations
Process: I will set up a vacations savings account and begin putting in 10% of my income into it.
Outcome: Free up more of my time and begin the process of transferring from the corporate world to working solely for myself
Process: I will create passive income through investments and creating products. I will look for other entrepreneurial opportunities and ideas on a daily basis.
Outcome/process: I will continue to further develop my writing and tactical marketing skills.
Strategies to stay on track
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” -Albert Einstein
1. Write your goals down and schedule a time to look at them on a weekly basis
I have a plan to look at this blog post on a weekly basis. Specifically I am going to look at it each Sunday evening when I’m preparing for the upcoming Monday. There are many ways to do this however. Sticky notes, bulletin boards, voice recordings on your cell phone, whatever. Anything that keeps your goals in the back of your mind will do. This doesn’t mean you’re so one track minded on your goals that you aren’t going to enjoy life. It just means they are humming in the back of your subconscious mind so the heat-seeking missile that is your brain can seek out circumstances and make decisions that are congruent with your goals.
2. Don’t take no for an answer
Welcome to your new life where you create it how you want it. Welcome to your new life where you make the decisions. It’s not just an illusions. Personality uploaded.
Don’t take no for an answer. You will manifest what you’re realistically after. Create an unwavering mindset of certainty and be willing to whatever it takes. Sink this mindset in through repetition. Use incantations, music, meditation, whatever it takes. Feel powerful on a regular basis and condition it into yourself.
I’m not going to try to explain meditation in this post. But check out this if you feel like you have questions. Meditation should be a daily ritual. It is literally how you step outside your lizard brain and connect with a higher source which I believe is where creativity comes from.
You must re-program yourself if you want to be successful in changing yourself. Incantations are powerful and work. Listen to Tony Robbins explain them if you have questions.