Life

Setting Goals for 2020: The Stress-Free Method

does the thought of setting goals stress you out?

*This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Continue reading and learn how to set goals like a CHAMP!

in this post

  • You will learn what a goal is
  • How to get organized and create an action plan to accomplish your goals
  • Review examples of short-term, intermediate, and long-term goals
  • Receive Exclusive Bonus: Setting Goal PDF Bundle 

between us

For a long time I was lost in life with no true purpose nor direction. It wasn’t until I experienced a few crippling financial disasters and hit my rock-bottom that I decided to look within myself and attempt to better my situation. I was married with six amazing kids, but here we were with nothing to our name and no glimpse of hope for the future. I was the one responsible for managing the household income and I was doing a really sh*tty job. 

Because of my continuous struggles, I decided to seek therapy. After a few sessions, my therapist diagnosed me with Adult ADHD.

Light-bulb!

But, ADHD, really? Was that the reason my brain didn’t have an off switch and I half-ass’d everything?  Eh! It’s debatable.  

I started to do my research about Adult ADHD and how to manage it. Through my research, I learned that having daily goals, creating routines, being organized, and having an action plan was important. 

It was obvious to me that I needed to start small and start with setting daily goals. I love going to the library, so I went and got myself a few books on the subject. I was lucky enough to stumble upon Napoleon Hill and the rest is history. 

What is a Goal?

In the famous book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill defines a goal as being a dream that has a deadline for accomplishing it. 

His formula for success included 13 principles that weren’t really well known by the people living back in 1937, but wildly used by well-known millionaires like, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and J.P. Morgan to name a few.

These virtuous principles included things like; Desire, Faith, Imagination, Organized planning, Persistence, and other functions that many people don’t know exist.

But, we are not here to talk about this book – that’s a post for another day. If you are interested in purchasing the book for yourself or a friend – click here (paid link)

As I understand it:

A goal is an object or an outcome you strongly desire. Perhaps something you’ve been wishing for or dreaming of.  The kicker – a goal must have a time of completion. And in order to attain what you have been desperately seeking, you must set up an action plan that will help you get organized and lead you to the finish line of success. 

setting Stress-Free Goals

I had no idea how to create a daily routine that would help me get organized and subdue my ADHD monster. 

Imagine being pulled from all different directions thinking that you’ll be ripped apart by life itself – feeling pain and anger and not knowing what to do about it. That’s what it felt like for me to go through life with no goals. 

Terrifying.

But I know what you’re thinking – there are so many different types of goals, where do you even start?

  • Personal Growth
  • Money / Finances
  • Family
  • Relationships
  • Health
  • Lifestyle
  • Spiritual
I can go on and on, but you get the point. 
 

Steps to setting goals: The stress-free method

 
  1. Start with the subject causing you the most stress and aggravation. For me, it’s usually money.
  2. Work on multiple goals at once by setting priorities. I start with the goal that will be quickest & easiest to accomplish because once I complete that goal I feel motivated and empowered to push through the rest.
  3. Break down your the goals into smaller, doable, weekly tasks using the worksheets below.
  4. Followed by setting reminders, alarms or calendar events.

To help me with these steps, I created a few worksheets, using Google. I have included them for free at the bottom of this post. 

You can also get a composition notebook for $1 at any store and use it to write down goals as they come up in your head. 

I keep my little notebook close for when a goal pops up and I don’t want to forget it, I quickly write it down. 

Exclusive Bonus

I know first-hand how hard it can be to try to change your life for the better. It can be very difficult to go at it alone. Asking for help can be the hardest thing a person can do, but I’m excited that you are here and have given me the opportunity to join you on your journey to reach greatness.

Use the Setting Goals Bundle I have created to make the necessary changes in your life in order to reach success. It’s 3 simple pages of life changing actions.  

I’m also working on an online course that will guide you with step-by-step instructions. It’s a free online course you can pre-register for it here – SETTING GOALS: THE STRESS-FREE METHOD 

50 examples of Short-term, intermediate & long-term goals

The goals are separated into 3 categories; Short-term goals, intermediate goals, and long-term goals.

Again, these are just examples. The purpose is to get you thinking.

Short-Term Goals:

  1. Lose 30 pounds 
  2. Take a road trip to visit friends or family
  3. Grow my own herb garden 
  4. Redecorate Living room 
  5. Clean out closet
  6. Donate unused clothes
  7. Volunteer 1x a week for 6 months
  8. Do a 7-day detox 
  9. Meditate 15 minutes a day for 90 days
  10. Go to a music concert
  11. Cook 30 different recipes in 30 days
  12. Do 1 fun activity 1x a month
  13. Go camping with family
  14. Take some Yoga classes
  15. Go on a 7 day cruise
  16. Read 25 books in 1 year
  17. Complete 30 days of expressing gratitude to loved one
  18. Buy a set of Kayaks
  19. Start a Blog/Podcast/Vlog
  20. Create an online course

intermediate GOALS:​

  1. Pay-off all debt
  2. Start an online business
  3. Save 6 months of expenses
  4. Purchase R.V. for family vacations
  5. Own rental property
  6. Complete bachelor degree in psychology
  7. Write a children’s book about money
  8. Create a not-for-profit organization
  9. Remodel kitchen
  10. Visit Alaska and see the northern lights
  11. Complete a half marathon
  12. Sell merchandise online
  13. Go to a Superbowl
  14. Cook Christmas dinner for the homeless
  15. Go white-water rafting in Tennessee

 

Long-Term Goals:

  1. Own multiple businesses
  2. Help 10 people accomplish a life goal
  3. Create my own line of craft beers
  4. Have an accountant for my businesses
  5. Join the elite ranks of the online business world
  6. Become a life coach
  7. Become the leading authority in my expertise
  8. Leave a legacy
  9. Sponsor a family
  10. Get an award for my business solutions
  11. Visit each state in america
  12. Own a vacation home in Hawaii
  13. Get a masters degree in business
  14. Have an investment portfolio
  15. Have 1 million dollars in a retirement fund 

Summary

I know all about feeling stuck, and my mission with this blog is to help you and anyone that may feel the same way – Stuck.

Let’s review:

  • A goal is an object or an outcome you strongly desire. Perhaps something you’ve been wishing for or dreaming of.  The kicker – a goal must have a time of completion. And in order to attain what you have been desperately seeking, you must set up an action plan that will help you get organized and lead you to the finish line of success. 
  • There are many different types of goals: Personal Growth, Money/Finances, Family, Relationships, Health, Lifestyle, Spiritual, etc. I can go on and on, but you get the point. 

  • Start with these steps: 1) Start with the subject causing you the most stress and aggravation. For me, it’s usually money. 2) Work on multiple goals at once by setting priorities. I start with the goal that will be quickest & easiest to accomplish because once I complete that goal I feel motivated and empowered to push through the rest. 3) Break down your the goals into smaller, doable, weekly tasks using the worksheets below. 4) Followed by setting reminders, alarms or calendar events.

  • I wrote a little E-Book and called it, “Take Control Of Your Money: A Beginner’s Guide,” which is a great place to start if you are new to setting goals and budgeting. Opt-In to our email list and download the E-Book for free here. 
  • Use our Setting Goals PDF Bundle to help you kick-off your transformation, Opt-In to our email list and download the bundle for free here.
  • If you want to have your own editable version using Google Sheets – Click here.

Okay, I’m not going to take up any more of your times. Stay tuned for my next post about Self-Help Routines to help you relieve stress by creating productive habits.

Opt-in to our email list to stay current and receive special offers.   

Don’t forget to leave a comment below and let me know if this post was helpful

 Hi! I’m Yasix

(Yah-Six)

  • Wife
  • Mom/stepmom to 6 amazing kids
  • Culinary Chef
  • Member of the ADHD Club
  • Professional mistake maker
  • Wanna-be Blogger
  • Entrepreneur

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Free Email Updates
Get the latest content and special offers first
We respect your privacy.
Scroll Up
1 Shares
Tweet
Share
Pin
Share1
%d bloggers like this: