The Giddy Up Goal Setting Process: How To Get Started
A Few Tips on How To Get Your Kit Started
If you’ve purchased a Giddy Goal Kit and are referring to this so that you can make a start on setting your goals – you’re in the right place! We’re so excited for you.
If you haven’t purchased a Giddy Goal Kit and are just sussing out the process – welcome! We hope you can take away something from this.
Setting Your 12 Monthly Goals.
The scarier…the better. They should be big enough that you feel well out of your comfort zone, realistic enough so that you don’t get deflated throughout the year and so far out of your current situation that the thought of achieving them excites the hell out of you.
These goals could be financial, they could be career, they can also be health and fitness, social and relationship driven. You’ll notice as you set one big goal, you’ll need to have other goals on track too in order to achieve it.
Some Questions To Ask Yourself When Setting Your 12-monthly goals:
Who and where do I want to be in a year’s time? Who do I want to be surrounded by? It’s also beneficial to get some emotion behind it. If I don’t achieve this goal, what pain will it bring to me? Who will it stop me from becoming? If I do achieve this goal, what pleasure will it bring to me? Who will I be able to help? What is my overall reason ‘why’ for wanting to achieve these goals?
Don’t forget a year is a long time, if you dedicate yourself consistently and review your actions and goals regularly; it is incredible what you can achieve.
As you’re working towards this goal, it is likely it will alter for a variety of reasons; it is possible that you will end up on a different path so your goal becomes something different. This is completely normal, it’s all part of the process and it’s life changing because without working towards your goal to start with, you never would have found what you really wanted to do. Try to find that happy medium between working hard towards your goal and staying disciplined, but also learning to be flexible if plans change a little along the way.
Your 12-monthly goal is your vision of your future. As you work towards this, your vision of what you actually want to achieve will change but don’t be discouraged. Revise and re-set; the important thing here is to set something that motivates and inspires you to keep working hard towards your goals.
Your 3 Monthly Goals.
Also known as a ’90 day plan’ or ’90 day sprints’. Many successful people in the world use this goal setting technique. The reason is being because it’s short enough to see what’s possible and to make a dent in your goals but not so long that you feel discouraged. These goals are here to breakdown your 12-monthly goal so that it becomes less overwhelming and more achievable.
They are also here so that you can set a plan and a vision over the course of 3 months. Once you break these goals down, it’s also easier to determine what you need to achieve within a month to be on track towards your goals. 3 months may seem like a long time but once you get started, you’ll notice how quickly your time will fill up and how crucial each month of the year is.
Before you write your first set of 3-monthly goals; it’s a good idea to do a brainstorm to plan your year out and work backwards from. If your 12 monthly goal is to start a side business and make $30k in sales in the first year, you know that in order to do that, you need to complete a set amount of hours learning about business, you need to have an online shop or physical store and you need a product to sell, just to name a few.
By working backwards you can figure out what you need to achieve in the first 3 months to work towards your 12-monthly goal. Some questions to consider could be: what do I need to achieve in order to reach my 12-monthly goal? What do I need to learn? What skills do I need to acquire so that I can achieve this goal?
Once again, these goals should push you and they may change as you begin to work towards them, but now you know it’s all part of the process. Don’t write every block of your 3-monthly goals at the start of the year because it is very likely they will alter as you learn and navigate down your path. Write your first lot, and then once you reach the end of the block, reflect and adjust accordingly.
Every person will be different in how they write their 3-monthly goals.
Example 1. Someone might write for one of their 3-monthly goals ‘to build my website and have it ready to launch by 1 October 2019’. (Simple overview)
Example 2. Somebody else might write down every step they need to do in order to build their website by 1 October 2019. E.g. they might write a goal list that includes ‘research website providers’, ‘build pages to put on website’, 'start brainstorming ideas' etc. They write every detail required in order to achieve the larger, overarching goal. (More precise overview)
For the sake of the 3-monthly goal sheet you receive in your Giddy Kit, we suggest running with Example 1. This will reduce overwhelm each time you look at the sheet and remind you of the key goals you are working towards.
We suggest writing out simpler goals on your 3-monthly sheet (like in example 1) and then using a whiteboard or piece of paper to brainstorm every step you need to achieve for that individual 3-monthly goal. This is a great way to prepare for your monthly and weekly goals before they arise. Alternatively, you can use your 3-monthly goal sheet as a guide and decide on your monthly goals will be as the months arise. Both will work, this depends on what you prefer.
For a rough guide, we suggest setting between 6-10 goals for every 3-monthly set.
Your Monthly Goals and Reflections.
Once you’ve made your first set of 3-monthly goals, you can complete a similar process and break these down into monthly goals. These monthly goals then turn into weekly goals and before you know it, you have an action plan that you can start at any moment that will help you achieve your big goals. This is where your calendar and reflection/goal setting processes come in to play.
Your monthly goal is the one major goal you know you need to achieve within that month to work towards your 3-monthly goals; your motivation to achieve this goal comes from the reward you set yourself, your inspirational quote you set at the start of the month and your 12 monthly goal which you will reflect on each month.
Reflection is a very crucial part of this process.
The monthly reflection gives you the opportunity to look back on your month remembering your achievements, your challenges and the progress you made towards your bigger goals. This in turn, helps you to keep motivated and inspired. Progress = confidence.
From the reflection, you can then set your goals for the next month. By doing this, your entire month becomes more organised, less overwhelming and you will spend more time focusing on what’s important rather than becoming distracted or procrastinating due to stress.
We hope this helps you in your goal setting. It might seem complex at first but if you follow the process, it gets simpler every time. Before you know it, you'll be crushing your goals and it'll become just like any other habit you have!
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Happy goal setting, goal getter.