How to Write One Month Goals

 

It's the beginning of a new month.

June is here, summer is right around the corner, and all our New Year's Resolutions are probably forgotten.

Hopefully not! I still have my 2021 goals and I'm proud of the progress I've made. I'm still working towards greater success, but I'm also celebrating the micro-wins along the way.

Anyway, when it comes to goal setting, monthly goals are the most powerful in my opinion.

They're not too far away where they take years to accomplish, but are still far enough in the future where it gives you something to look forward to.

While setting goals is important for your success, many have had success without goal setting.

Now imagine how much MORE success you would have in your life if you actually set goals?

That's an empowering question in my opinion. Hopefully that inspires you to take action from this video and create at least one major life goal for your personal development this month. It could be in any life domain:

  • Health
  • Wealth
  • Love
  • etc.

By creating a target for yourself, you'll have more clarity, confidence, and congruence with where you want to go, and how you want to get there.

No clarity, no change.

No goals, no growth!

So here are three easy steps for creating a one month goal:

Step 1: Determine what you want.

Sounds simple, but it's necessary. What exactly do you want to achieve?

Get clear on this goal and write it down. Experiment. Write down five different thoughts if you have to! Brainstorm what it is that you truly desire (for that month).

Here's my personal example from the video:

Goal: To launch the Mindset Monday Newsletter on 12/28 at 6AM.

I gave myself one month to officially launch my newsletter, whether it was ready or not.

From there, I had to determine the next step.

Step 2: Identify the four biggest tasks that support your goal.

Since there are four weeks in a month, having one major goal for each week is ideal.

Sometimes you might have more or less depending on your specific situation, but for most circumstances that one weekly goal will be big enough to take a few days to complete.

For example, my four weekly goals were:

  • Week 1: I will finalize my website on 12/7.
  • Week 2: I will create outline/template for the newsletter by 12/14.
  • Week 3: I will create the content for the first newsletter by 12/21.
  • Week 4: I will create the marketing campaign for the launch by 12/25.

I decided these were the four biggest needle movers for my goal.

Finalizing my website required having a landing page, my about section done, my other pages finished, and so on. Thus, there were a lot of daily goals that I had to write and accomplish to help with that bigger goal of having my website done.

I also wanted to create an outline for the newsletter so I could be more consistent and not reinvent the wheel every week. This required time to think, study, and analyze what makes a successful newsletter and I wanted to position myself in a way that would focus on long term growth and lifetime value.

I have goals of making the Mindset Monday Newsletter the best Personal Development Newsletter in the industry. When it comes education, I want Mindset University to be leading the way. That's why I wanted to create a simple outline to start, and eventually evolve it into something bigger.

Finally, we have daily goals.

Step 3: Plan out your daily goals.

These mini milestones we set for ourselves every week is great, but we also need to make sure we're putting in the work and staying focused during the day.

Carving out time to focus on our goals should be a top priority. While I suggest getting the most important work done first, we all have different schedules and it's okay to be flexible with your agenda.

Daily goals gives us a sense of purpose, focus, and motivation on a consistent basis so we can stay disciplined and develop positive habits that support our goals and dreams.

Using my previous goals as an example, I would write something that might look like this:

  • Time block 1: I will establish a theme (personal development, motivation, education, etc.)
  • Time block 2: I will identify the topics (mindset, motivation, resilience, etc.)
  • Time block 3: I will finalize the overall layout and the direction of the newsletter (finalize structure and commit to the purpose of your newsletter)

Depending on how your life is organized, you might be able to get all of that done in one time block. For me, I was working a fulltime job and working on other goals as well, so I structured this goal in a way that would spread out over time. Which isn't always the best option, but in this case it was for me and my situation.

If you're a busy person, then using your agenda and calendar to plan out these mico goals is key for your next level of success. You will be amazed with how much more you get done when you stick to your agenda and commit to action!

Final Thoughts

There are many ways to set goals.

I hope this gives you a brief explanation of what you could do to set better goals for yourself.

If you're looking for a more indepth training on the psychology of goal setting, you can purchase our Advanced Goal Achievement Course here at a 100% discounted rate by using the code FREE2021.

If you want a more indepth experience, you can work with me one-on-one and I will personally help you gain clarity and confidence with your goals.

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