As we are heading in to the New Year, everyone has goal setting on their minds. What do you want to achieve this year? What are your hopes and dreams?

The problem is that many of us, myself included, set a goal and then work towards it… sort of. Only to loose interest and then get discouraged because we didn’t complete the goal.

The thing about ?setting? a goal is that it’s too bland. It’s been done to death.

I want you to look at it a little differently.

You should not be goal setting… You should be goal ?planning?

You see, a plan has a roadmap. Plans are the blueprints for the future.

If you plan a party, you make a list of the things you need to make it happen.

  • Where are you having it?
  • What things do you need?
  • Who are you inviting?
  • What time is it?
  • What day is it?
  • What’s the attire?

Planning for growth in your business (or personal life) is the same.

You look at the big picture for the end result you want and then you create a process and outline of what you need to make it happen.

Look at just one of your goals for the new year.

Then I want you to make a list of what you need to make it happen.

As Brian Tracy says, Chunk if down?

By breaking the goal down to each of the actionable steps and needs along the way, you see what you need to do in order to make that goal a reality.

Plan out exactly what you need.

  • How many sales do you need per month?
  • How many visitors to your website?
  • Who will be on your team?
  • Who will you network with that can help?
  • What is your message?
  • Who are you helping?

All these things go in to play in creating a plan that is not only easy to follow but much more likely to become reality.

By doing this, you don’t need to look at the big picture any more. Big picture thinking is great and that’s how the best things advancements in life come from, but then you need to then plan it out.

Break it down in to small daily tasks that are more manageable.

Then schedule what of these smaller tasks will be done when and by whom. This now not only gives you a goal but a plan of attack for any goal that you set. Roam wasn’t built in a day and neither will any goal worth setting be.

By planning out the process involved with the goal, you can reward yourself along the way. Small rewards and congratulations help with the motivation and drive to keep going and moving on to the next chunk. And… one step closer to your goal.

By simply shifting your mindset from ?goal setting? to ?goal planning?, you are planning for your success and laying the foundation to make it happen.