Hello, and welcome to this weeks episode of Momentum Monday. I’m your host, Paul Halme, and today we’re going to be discussing goals. I know we’re pushing towards the end of January where most people’s resolutions/goals start falling off and it’s something I want to talk about. Setting real goals and keeping yourself accountable to reach those goals.

One thing that’s helped me a lot in the past is don’t just make your goals, write them down, and make them accessible where you can see them all the time and can refer back to them. Travis and I would get together all the time to work on our goals for the year, and those were the best years we’d see the most growth in our businesses. Then in the last few years, after my sister passed away, I’ve kind of fallen off with that. I lost a little bit of focus and was kind of stagnant.

Writing down my goals has been a huge difference because it’s something you see, you look at, and refer to. Keep it in your phone, in your notes, but even better, write it in your journal or even on a small index card and keep it in your wallet so it’s always there. You should always be thinking about your goals, what you need to do to reach those goals to get to that next level.

Look at your goals, what do you want to accomplish this year? You should know what you want to accomplish in your personal life, for your health and fitness, in your business, and what you want to accomplish as far as income. Have that goal for the year and then reverse engineer a plan, so that way each day has a purpose for getting you to your goal. It might be starting with walking, then running, then eventually lifting for your health; or putting away x amount of money for your savings to invest in your retirement or in another business venture, things like that.

Have a specific plan. Can you imagine getting on a plane and flying to New York from Dallas and they just point the plane at New York with no plan? That would not be fun. You’re not going to make it to New York. They have a detailed plan of where they’re going and then of course, you’re going to have to pivot and change course, but you always have that goal. Keep that big goal in mind of what you’re trying to accomplish this year in those different areas of your life so you have a complete picture. Not just one goal of making more money. Get specific of what you want to accomplish and work towards that, because goal setting’s a huge thing. Look at athletics, business financing, anything like that.

Another thing that I picked up this year that I’m really excited about, I haven’t done it yet, but it’s taking a big picture. Where do you want to be in 10 years? Get out a piece of paper, write it out, and get detailed. In 2027, where do you want to be living? What kind of job do you want to have? What’s your personal life like? What kind of car are you driving, or maybe you’re not even driving. Maybe you’re just getting Uber’d around in a flying car or whatever. Get specific. Create a vision plan of like hey, this is what I want in 10 years. It might be something crazy, but by putting it down on paper and getting your subconscious to think about it is a huge step moving forward to reaching some of those goals.

Yeah, you might not reach some of your crazy goals if you want to own a private jet or something like that, but then you might have reached a goal where you’re living in your dream place on a lake or maybe it’s a condo in Miami. Who knows? Everybody’s dreams are different, but by mapping that out and being like hey, this is my master goal…10 years from now I want x and this is what a typical day looks like. Once you get that down, look at it, and from waking up to going to bed, write out your perfect day at your new life in 2027. Looking like, “Okay, this is what I do when I get up, etc…

Start planning that out because who says we can’t have that perfect day in a perfect life. Granted, nothing’s perfect. You’re going to have problems, you’re going to have issues, but you can create the perfect environment that you are looking for in your life. There’s no reason why you can’t. A lot of times when we’re growing up, we’re being held back from the things that we’re capable of doing; and a lot of times, unfortunately, it’s the people that are really close to you that don’t want to see you reach your goals. It’s just human nature. It’s why people always gossip about each other, talk about each other. They’d rather talk about people than talk about goals and dreams.

For example, when I make a post about something that I feel is like ‘holy shit, this is motivational and I want to get to the next level’…it’s crickets. A lot of times it’s people really, really close to you, nothing negative against them, it’s just the way we’re hard wired as people. It’s hard. To make that a mission where you’re not sitting there doing that and holding people back…it’s like man, my goal is I want to reach all of my goals, but I want to help as many people as I can reach theirs, too. It’s more fun.

I’d rather talk about doing things, seeing things, and accomplishing great things rather than, “Hey, did you hear about so and so?” We’re all guilty of it. I’m guilty of it, you know, but I’m making it a personal commitment to improve myself to stop doing that. It’s just a waste of time. You’re just talking about people. It’s not going to get me any closer to my goals. It’s going to hold me back and not make me the person I want to be.

Just a recap. Short episode today, but I want to challenge you to do this. Let me know that you’ve done it. Shoot me a message, or post it to our Momentum Monday group on Facebook. Hey, I wrote out my yearly goal and made an action plan. Then I wrote out my 10 year goal, and I wrote out a perfect day in my life 10 years from now.” That’s my challenge to you guys. I’m going to finish mine. I’ve already got my yearly goals, that’s done. My action plan is done. Now, I’ve got to work on the 10 year plan. Then my perfect day to start creating what I want in life. Let’s not take what’s given to us, let’s go get ours. Get what we want. It’s going to be different for everybody, but that’s totally cool. That’s what’s awesome about things like this. Motivation, where it’s like “Man, I want to just keep pushing and get better!