Brian Tracy is a dude very goal oriented and he helped tons of people with his books about this and about how important our mindset is for the quality of our life. Since his techniques are very useful for many people, I want to share with you one of his techniques about how we can figure out which one of our goals is the most important for us.
It goes like this: make a list of 10 things you want to achieve in the next 12 months (10 goals). Now ask yourself which one of those 10 goals could have the biggest positive impact over your life if you could use a magic wand to make it real in 24 hours. According to Mr. Tracy, the one you pick up should be the most important for you and it deserves most of your attention.
Mr. Tracy dude talks about how his life is made out of achieving goals because in his opinion, goal achieving is the key for success and happiness. He talks about goals starting from a few minutes to years, depending on the complexity and the time he has on his hands (for example, if he has 5 free minutes, he does some 5 minute tasks).
It doesn’t sound that hard, does it? This can be applied to different periods of time, not only for a year. Actually, Mel Robbins talks about something similar regarding to daily tasks. The most important task requires most of our attention and according to her, we need to start with that to make sure that we make the most out of our day.
Goal completion is linked to dopamine release so each time a goal has been completed, some dopamine makes that person feel good. Maybe Mr. Tracy found a way to keep the dopamine flowing through his body with all these goals involved so that’s why he does so many things while being happy about completing them.
What strategy do you use to find out what are the most important things you need to get done?
17 thoughts on “Wanna set a better goal?”
“Goal achieving is the key to success and happiness.” A statement I totally agree with! At least with the happiness part. The way to achieving your goal is also a very fun and exciting journey. It’s like walking on a narrow slab of ice. But it’s still awesome.
Thanks for sharing!
The “danger” itself makes it exciting 🙂
For me, basic needs goals come first: 1. Food 2. Clothing 3. Shelter . ‘Bigger’ goals will come later. Gotta work on being in the best condition I can be in to be able to do justice to anything else.
Yes, of course! These are some of the basic needs everything else being based on.
I agree with your views.
Thank you! I’m glad you resonate with this!
Earlier this year I made the decision to minimize the things in my life and focus on the most important things. One of the hardest and best decisions of my life.
That’s amazing! I’m so happy for you! How did your life change since that point?
So far I’ve lost 17lbs and I’m more financially stable.
My mind is quite cluttered up these past few weeks so the idea of setting a goal will definitely help me. Thank you for this great blog post. It was well written.
I don’t know if I’ve said this before but I really do enjoy your content. Don’t stop inspiring others 😊
Thank you so much! I’m really happy this will help you! Thank you for being part of this amazing community!
“The one you choose needs more attention”… this line seemed like a divine hint for me… Thank you for sharing..
Thank you for reading! I’m glad if it helps you! 😀
Interesting, I’ve just been reading about & implementing moving away from goals, towards developing habits instead. Maybe because I have trouble thinking of goals, whereas I can incorporate simple actions. Plus I’m a commitmentphobe, choose one goal to focus on & ignore all the rest?!
I agree that we need habits. But what is the purpose for those habits? And no, you don’t need to have only one goal. You can have 10 goals, but you can commit one day at a time for each one. Of course, it will take longer to get to each of them, but it’s a way.
It might just be semantics, I’ve always struggled with “goals” & feeling forced to have them. Say my goal was to write a book & the habit I develop is to write every day. That I can do, & I enjoy. & I realise that I don’t actually want to write a book, I just enjoy writing. That goal no longer exists – it was just something that gave me a direction.
In this case, the daily writing could be both a goal and a habit?