You should always be setting goals for yourself because goal setting is the way you honor and activate your potential. In other words, if you have the potential to be more in any area of your life, then the first step is to set a target for your next level in that area, and goals are a great way to do that.
For example, you have the potential to be wealthy, so to honor and activate that you should set some clear goals to both eliminate debts and save your money. That doesn’t make you wealthy in the immediate, but it’s now moving you towards your resident potential. Once you’ve made these disciplines habitual, you can create more goals to drive you towards your wealth potential.
We should have goals for the following key areas of life:
- Relationships (spouse, kids, friends, co-workers)
- Health (nutrition, fitness)
- Finances (debt reduction, savings, earning more)
- Personal (emotional, psychological)
- Job/Career (advancing, starting a business)
In all these areas, ask yourself two questions:
- What is my potential?
- What does my next level look like?
Your potential is different than your next level. To use the finance analogy from Giving Assistant again, you have the potential to be a millionaire, but your next level may be paying off your credit cards and saving 10% of your income. The problem people run into is that they make their potential their goal, and it’s just too big for them to see and achieve, so they don’t do anything at all. It’s better to see your potential by target your next level.
This is what I’m discussing in my 5-message series Crushing Your Goals. As always, I show the first episode of each new 5-message series for free right here, so watch Episode 1 below: