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By Michael Yardney

Goals…a short guide

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The word "goals" seems to generate a certain sort of emotional weight, for many, it's a roll-your-eyes-sort-of-dread.

"...Not this again..."

I've found the following ideas to be helpful as we enter the annual season of goal setting.

1- Goals are guesses.

I'm giving you permission to relax as you think about goals.

No one knows exactly what they are going to be doing 17.5 years from now.

No sense in laboring over a false sense of precision. Guess.

2- Goals are flexible. 

It’s possible to be completely committed to a goal and at the same time open to changing it.

Don't change your goal just because it turns out to be harder than you thought to reach it.

But you can change it if it no longer represents what you think you want to do.

Remember, it was a guess.

3- Goals are yours.

Not your neighbour's or Instagram's.


4- Think big goals & micro-actions. Against The Stream Opposite Concept Leader Goldfish

Having a big, scary goal gets you out of bed.

Repeatedly taking the next smallest step keeps you moving

That's it.

P.S. Since sharing goals can help you reach them, leave a comment and let me know what you have planned.

About Michael Yardney Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.

Michael, thanks for the short reminder on goals and their power. I particularly like number 74 from your recent top 100 list. “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action make ...Read full version

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I will be debt free this year.

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