How to Set Goals You Will Actually Achieve

How to Set Goals You Will Actually Achieve

We’re inching towards the beginning of a new year — a time when many people reflect on progress and set goals for the year ahead.

In fact, my team and I are preparing for an upcoming retreat where we’ll get together and plan for 2020. (If you missed it last week, read more on exciting changes ahead for the Balanced Bites brand!) 

Something to consider as you’re setting your goals: One of the best ways to dismantle exactly what you need to do, and by when, is to build your plan backwards from what you’re trying to achieve.

If you simply write “sell X amount,” or “write a book,” or even “save x dollars,” you aren’t making it concrete enough.

A concept we talked about in a recent episode of Driven around getting started in business (though it really applies universally to any goal) is to set a “by when” date to achieve your goal. Then break it down week by week, day by day… and further as-needed.

You won’t reach a goal by simply writing down A BIG GOAL on paper.

You have to break it down into manageable tasks and actions you can take to get there, and mini “wins” along the way. This is how I have approached every aspect of my business, from publishing New York Times-bestelling cookbooks to launching a prepared meal business.

Is this something you already do or are planning to do next year? Leave a comment below — I’d love to hear from you.

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