🌼The Simple Way to Achieve All Your Goals in 2023(MUST READ)
Follow this 3-step system and thrive in the new year.
Hot diggity daffodil, 2022 went by in a hurry.
I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but with all of 2023 in front of us, it’s nice symbolically to have an empty calendar ahead—there’s so much wonder and optimism and a huge opportunity to seize it.
Today, I’ll share a very simple three-step system to help you achieve your goals in this new year. How do I know it works? Because this is a time-tested method that virtually every successful person uses—and every unsuccessful person ignores.
You’ll see. Just read on and enjoy.
1. Create Your Mission-Critical Goals
Goals are becoming controversial these days, but a lot of that is because people set goals incorrectly.
The point of setting a goal is to achieve it, yes, but it’s also to give you direction. For example, if your goal is to become a doctor, the steps to achieve that are a lot different than if your goal is to become an astronaut.
Once you know where you’re headed, then you can work backward, outline the steps to achieve your goal, and then walk those steps.
But the key phrase in this section is “mission critical.” That way, you prioritize the goals that are most important in your life—and you don’t over-emphasize ones that are merely “nice to have.”
For example, it doesn’t make sense to have a goal of being fluent in German when your financial life is a mess. In that case, one of your mission-critical goals should be to fix your financial situation. Tut mir leid.
I recommend using a strategy attributed to Warren Buffett where you list out 25 goals that you want to achieve and find your top five within that list. If you don’t like that method, that’s totally fine, but it just underlines the importance of picking just a few goals that will create the biggest positive impact—in the short term and long term – in your life
But do you want to know the sad thing though?
The sad thing is that so many people do not do this step. The sad thing is at so many people live their entire lives and have no idea what they want.
And I’m not even talking about doing habits like “writing down your goals every day,” “journaling,” or any of that stuff.
I’m just talking about having goals in general.
So many people have no clue where they’re going and they aimlessly drift around. They might start a bunch of projects to busy themselves, but in reality, they’re pulling themselves in a bunch of different (and competing) directions.
Yet the things they’re preoccupied with don’t fulfill them or bring meaning to their life because they’ve never sat down and figured out what fulfills them or brings meaning to their life.
At the risk of sounding repetitive, sit down and figure out what will fulfill you and bring meaning to your life.
Once you do, you’ll have clarity and be able to build the roadmap of how to achieve your mission-critical goals.
2. Make Daily Actions Toward Your Goals
Dan John, an icon in powerlifting, has a quote I really like:
“If it is important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all.”
It’s just that simple.
If you want to become extremely fit, do something every day to help you reach your goal. That doesn’t mean you need to exercise every day.
Some days, sure, that might mean working out. But on other days, that might mean stretching, getting a massage, or even taking a complete break. (And every day, you should drink enough water, eat enough protein, eat nutritious foods, sleep 8 hours, etc.)
The same goes for any other goal—finding your dream job, finding a life partner, etc. Make simple, consistent behaviors every single day that gets you closer to where you want to go.
If you have a big goal, you can’t expect to achieve it if you only work on it a few times a month or even once a week; you need to carve out time every single day to make it happen.
Even if it’s just 5 to 15 minutes, a simple and consistent action will help you move forward while also strengthening your “self-discipline” muscles.
3. Ruthlessly Eliminate Everything Else
If it doesn’t help you achieve your goals, don’t do it.
That’s the second part of Dan John’s quote. (For those who are too lazy to scroll up again, his quote goes: “If it is important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all.”)
Look, would I love to try to achieve 100 different goals at once? Hell yeah!
But there are only so many hours in a day. There’s only so much energy that I have. There’s only so much mental focus that I have. And to be completely honest, there’s only so much work I want to do.
So rather than trying to do everything, I just do the things that are mission-critical—I do things that will give me the biggest benefit in my life.
Everything else, I ruthlessly say no to.
And I don’t just mean activities.
I also am referring to people.
Real talk: Not everyone supports your goals. Some people are “haters” who will openly criticize, question, or insult your actions and goals. Some people are far less direct and they’ll ever-so-subtly reduce your accomplishments or one-up everything that you do.
Both are harmful to your future. Why? Because being around these people will fuck your mind: It’ll warp your perception of reality and make you feel worse than you should be.
Nowadays, more than ever, I’m selective of the people I talk to and spend time with. Some people might think that snobbish, but they completely misunderstand the purpose of this strategy.
Snobbish is to behave in a way that you think you’re better than other people and/or you look down on others.
What I’m suggesting, however, is that you treat everyone the same, but you simply choose to spend your (finite) time with people who encourage you and who you also encourage.
What’s snobbish or selfish about that?
Now, one final point:
If you follow the steps, will you automatically achieve all your goals in 2023?
(Anyone promising you that is full of shit.)
But I titled this article deliberately: If you want to achieve all your goals in 2023, this is how it’s going to be done.
It might not guarantee it, but this is the proven roadmap.
The rest is up to you.
Are you going to create your goals? Are you going to take action every day to achieve them? Are you going to ruthlessly eliminate everything that opposes it?
And are you going to do this, day in and day out, for the next 365 days?
If you’re ready, don’t be surprised at what you can achieve in an entire year.
And happy new year.
Contributed by Anthony J. Yeung
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