Once you’ve written your dreamlist and written down your values, you’re on your way. The next step is to convert your dreams into goals, and then your goals into action plans. “Dreams are fun to talk about,” says Anthony Robbins, “but when dreams are turned into goals, they become possible. And when goals are turned into plans, they become real.”
Your Personal Goal-Setting Guide
Balanced: Set goals for all areas of your life, not just one or two use your values as a guide. Prioritized: You can do anything, but you cant do everything all at once. Focus first on your most important dreams and goals. Positive: Instead of, “I don’t want to be out of shape anymore,” be positive: I will achieve the ideal weight for my height.” Specific: Instead of, “I will own my own business,” Be specific: “I will open an outdoor guide service in the Teton mountains.” Measurable: How will you know when you’ve reached your goal? Instead of, “ I want to be a good distance runner,” try: “I will run a marathon in under four hours.” Valuable: Focus on the “why.” Know all the reasons why this goal is personally valuable and important to you. Achievable: Set goals that are challenging and currently out of reach, but possible to achieve. Time-bound: goals are dreams with deadlines, so set schedules. Without a schedule, some goals might take forever to accomplish. Recorded: Keep your goals someplace visible. Review and affirm them at least 2-3 times each week. Updated Regularly: Keep dreaming, growing, learning, daring—and set new goals accordingly.