Goal Set To Now
“The One Thing” by Gary Keller has been a life-changing book for me. Right now I’m in a season of essentialism, pruning my commitments so that I can do less but better. In the book Keller outlines an incredibly powerful process called Goal Set To Now.
Essentially, it’s reverse-engineering your wildest dreams into a daily focused priority so that your actions can be as potent as possible. The process works as follows:
First, you set your “Someday Goal”. This is representative of what you want to accomplish at some point in your life. Since there’s no time-bound connection to it, you’re meant to dream as wildly as you can imagine.
Then from there, with that ‘Someday Goal’ in mind, you determine a ‘5 Year Goal’ that is on the path to achieving your ‘Someday Goal’. You continue to ladder down over and over again from a 5 Year Goal, to a 1 Year Goal, to your 1 Month Goal, to your 1 Week Goal, to your ‘Goal For Today’ so that you can determine the one thing you need to do first or next to achieve it.
The power in this exercise is it helps you connect your wildest dreams to the present moment. When you see your goals with this perspective it creates a huge wave of purpose, conviction, and motivation to follow through on your daily tasks.
But this isn’t something you’re meant to do just once and it’s done. It’s an ongoing, moment by moment, day to day process that helps you to make sure that your compass is pointed directly toward your biggest goals. It provides clarity on what’s most important right now so that you don’t get caught up in the distractions and impulses that steer you off course.
I walked members of the Best Life Community, a community group of high-achievers dedicated to being the best version of themselves, through this exercise and the feedback was phenomenal. If you’re interested to go through this 26 minute process yourself, I’d like to make the replay of that session available to you as well. All you have to do is click here, provide your email, and you’ll get access to it right away! Plus, I tell you my ridiculous ‘Someday Goal’ that fires me up!
If you want your life to change, you need to take action! Your next step is ahead of you, so take advantage of that right now before you forget and miss out. This is probably the only time I’m mentioning it.