The goal of preparation is not a difficult task, but if done improperly, you can not achieve the goals you want. The worst thing is that you do not even realize that.
When we expect to set goals sometimes, we have great goals in mind and we never write them down because we worry what others want to think or whether we can achieve them or not. This is a bad way to think because it restricts you and what is not the goal in question.
You should always start a brainstorming session writing down each and every one that comes to mind. Write down dreams, goals, things you want to reach, places you want to travel to, things you want to experience and anything that comes into your head goes to paper.
Sometimes you can browse magazines and help to make the pictures. If one of your goals is to buy a new house, find a picture of what you want and send it to your wall where you'll see it ever. Vision is very useful to goals and if you can teach you to see the goals over and over again, you will probably reach them.
Next, you need to organize your mindset. Do not eliminate anything from the list. Go through it and figure out what goals you can achieve in the next 30 days, 90 days, years, 5 years and 10 years. These are your categories to work with and you will break 30 days down in weeks and one days.
Lastly, you need to break down each of your goals. This is very important in preparing preparation because you need to work on smaller goals that will lead you to more goals over time. For example, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds, your goal for the first month could be 5 pounds and your weekly goal should be 1 pound. You get the idea.