Biggest Goal Setting Mistakes You’re Making

Today’s Savvy Business Show talks about goal setting mistakes and helping my clients to do things differently that will work towards meeting goals for 2020 with more ease and joy vs doubt and fear.

It’s the beginning of the year and the world is buzzing with new year’s resolutions and goals.

And unfortunately, most people will make the mistakes we’ll discuss today and it will result in them losing focus, becoming frustrated and not hitting their goals.

If you’ve been following me for a while you know I’m all about helping my clients achieve their goals with more joy and ease.

How do I do this?

By helping my clients to do things differently than they’ve done it before, by shifting their perspective, exploring new possibilities and more…

And in today’s episode, we’re going to look as to how you can do this with your Goals for 2020 that will help you to work towards them with more ease and joy vs doubt and fear. 

So often when asking people to set goals they will find it difficult to speak the goal out loud.

And when you dig deeper as to why they’re so shy to say it out loud it’s because there are some fear and doubt buried underneath the excitement of their goals. 

Deep down they doubt that they can accomplish their goal.

Let’s dive in…

Which brings us to mistake number one:

1. Setting goals that you don’t believe you can accomplish

When setting a goal it’s important you believe that it’s possible for you to accomplish this goal In order to do so you need to address all the underlying fears and doubts.

Write out all your fears, examine them, do some clearing/tapping or forgiveness/put solutions in place where needed. 

Come up with a mantra that will solidify your belief in yourself. Remember this has to be something that you genuinely believe already.

So perhaps instead of saying something like: “I make 10 million in my sleep”

— which may be difficult for you to believe in this very moment, you can start with:

“It’s easy for me to make money.”

Which brings us to the next mistake:

2. Getting too specific about your goal

Remember my why smart goals are so dumb episode last year –if you haven’t listened to it yet, do so after you finish here!

In order to achieve your goal, you have to detach yourself from the outcome.

I know  – everyone everywhere is telling you to have to be super specific with your goals.

But in the process of getting so specific we box ourselves in, we close ourselves off to other better possibilities and we start to white-knuckle our goals.

Which results in an energy shift that comes from a place of lack vs abundance.

What if you leaned into trust more and became open to all the possibilities and ways you could achieve your goal. 

In The Illusion of Money, by Kyle Cease – he offers the idea that you set intention vs a goal to help you do this.

In order to get to the route of your intention: ask yourself why you want to achieve your particular goal?

Sticking with the revenue goal: Why do you want to earn that much? What’s the goal behind the goal?

Perhaps it is that you want to experience more freedom?

So that means your intention is to create more freedom. If you embodied this intention, how would you show up, how would you act?

Which brings us to our 3rd and final mistake:

3. Not aligning your habits with your goals:

People set goals but their habits and action don’t support them achieving that goal. 

The formula to achieve goals are as follows: 

What you think + what you say influences your actions, which directly impacts your results.



Part 1 of the equation: 

WHAT YOU THINK + WHAT YOU SAY: is Mistake Number One people make -setting goals they don’t believe they can achieve.

This subconsciously shows up as fear/doubt, so the individual may not even be aware of their limiting belief.

Part 2 of the equation HOW YOU TAKE ACTION

When we act from our intention vs the result/goal we have — in other words if we detach from the outcome,  it’s easier to figure out what action to take.

Because in every second you can ask yourself: my intention is freedom — what will create more freedom here, what actions do I have to take to create more freedom if I showed up in with the intention of freedom what are my next steps?

This opens you up to more possibilities and more freedom.

Part 3 of the equation = RESULT

When you align your thoughts, words, and actions with your intention you’re bound to change your outcome significantly. 

By focusing on the process, you’ll open yourself up to so many more possibilities.

And finally: when you look at what you want to accomplish this year — who would you have to become to accomplish that goal?

I.e. If you’ve already achieved those goals: Who would you be, what would you say, how would you take action. 

This is often referred to in the self-development world as your Future Self. 

When we focus on who we will become in pursuit of our dreams it allows us to enjoy the journey more, it allows us to appreciate ourselves and what we’re creating more.

And when we enjoy the journey and have more self-love, we can create a way with more ease and joy. And that’s when the magic happens.

Now I’d love to hear from you: what is your biggest takeaway from today’s episode?

What is one thought/action you’ll adjust to achieve your goal or who do you want to become to become this year?

IF you’d like support and accountability to help you make these shifts in 2020, be sure to reach out to me and learn how we can work together and how I can help you achieve your goals with more ease and joy too!

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