Goal Setting – Present or Future? How to specify your goal

There is often a debate in the target group and the self-development community about the best way to build an effective goal statement.

Some experts argue that it's important to specify your goals in the modern era. For example, if you want to quit smoking, your goal statement should say, "I'm not a smoker now". This, they say, is the only way to make sure that when you think of your goals, you think about it here and now, as it has already happened.

Put it in the future by saying, "I will quit smoking by the end of the month," they point out, will only emphasize the distance between this and now and the place you want to be and they think it works against motivation yours to get there

Personally, I do not think it's important whether you're talking about the present or the future. I often specify my goals differently. My usual structure says "My goal is to quit smoking by the end of the month" or "To recruit 1,000 new subscribers to my opt-in list in the next quarter". This format works as well for me as everyone else.

However, where present or future excited disagreement is very important is when you are shaping visual and confirmation. It's important to put yourself in the mindset of someone who has already achieved their goals.

"I'm not a smoker" is what you should repeat yourself many times a day. "I benefit from the 1,000 name of the subscriber of the list".

In other words, the goal is the treasure you are looking for. It already exists, it's just not in your reality yet. However, the tools you use to excavate your treasures are always the best and sharpest, and it's only true for tools that are betrayed in modern times.


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