How to Properly Goal Set to Make Your Best Year Yet

Updated: May 12



Do you have clarity on what you want to achieve? Do you know where you’re headed? How do you really want to live? Who do you want to meet? Where do you want to travel? Do you want to improve your physical, mental, or spiritual well-being?

Unfortunately, many of us don’t fully understand how goal-setting works. It’s become a fad at the beginning of the year that most of us don’t stick too long enough.


Well, I am here to tell you that goal-setting is deeply embedded into our very being.


Humans are naturally goal-oriented human beings. We have unconscious goals to eat, reproduce, and survive. We also have conscious goals like income, health, or vacations we want to experience.


Goals provide meaning to our lives. They are like our personal guiding light to give us purpose. If you don’t set clear goals for yourself, you could feel like you are walking through life without meaning or purpose.


You must ask yourself if you would rather be in the passenger seat while someone is driving your life, or would you rather be in the driver’s seat, taking complete control of your destiny?


When you don’t consciously set goals for yourself, you allow someone or something else to control your destiny.


Going through life unconsciously with no intention is leaving your life to chance. So don’t leave your life to chance.


This is why it's imperative to know where you are going in life before someone or something else makes that decision for you.


“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra

Many of us fall into this bucket of not setting or keeping goals for ourselves, and it has fostered stagnation, ruts, and lack of growth in our lives. Yet, setting goals for yourself is the best way to continue to reach your highest self.


Once you’ve taken the time to set your goals, it's best to review them every day. Unfortunately, most people set them & forget them. However, there is nothing wrong with this approach, but to accelerate your achievement, it's best to review them daily to ensure your behaviors reflect your desired outcomes.


This is how to use your brain more effectively. This is why you should review your goals every day.


More specifically, you should review your goals right before you go to sleep and before you wake up.


When you review your goals right before you go to sleep and right before you wake up — your brain is in the alpha brain wave state. During this state of consciousness, your subconscious mind is more suggestible.


And because your subconscious mind makes up 95% of who you are, this can substantially impact your thoughts, behaviors, and actions you take.


Once you implement a consistent routine of reviewing your goals right before you arise in the morning and before you go to sleep as you take consistent action, you will begin to experience synchronicities, moments of “luck,” and coincidences.

The average human has about 6,000 thoughts running through their head every day, and if you can begin to guide them with your goals, your life will begin to work for you, not against you.


Your thoughts control your life. And your goals can help effectively guide your thoughts toward your desired outcomes.


Review your goals every day, particularly right before you go to sleep and right before you arise in the morning.


And watch your life begin to unfold right before your eyes. You will start to become a conscious creator of your destiny.

Originally published on Thrive Global: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-to-properly-goal-set-to-make-2021-your-best-year-yet/


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- Chazz Scott, Mindset & Resilience Coach, Founder of Supra Mentem, LLC.


Supra Mentem, LLC. provides corporate training, seminars, leadership and entrepreneur coaching, and workshops designed to provide effective strategies to propel individuals toward their potential personally and professionally.

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