How to Map Out Your Goals

How to Map Out Your Goals
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⁣Are you spending a good portion of your quarantine figuring out how to map out your goals? Idk about you, but I’m DREAMING of the beachside vacay (with unlimited chips + guac) we’ll get to take when all of this is over- making it goal number ONE!

How often do you set out for a trip WITHOUT a map? The only time we do this is when we decide to jump in the car, blare Brad Paisley, without a care in the world where we end up.

But when there’s a specific place in mind you best believe we’re GPS’n it ALL THE WAY. Why? Because Siri knows what’s up. She’ll get us there the fastest and most efficiently.

When we’re able to take a 10,000 ft view at things we’re able to get a clear idea of where we’re at, where we’re going, and what might pop up that could derail us along the way.

I once heard in order to reach your goal to start with the end in mind and work your way backwards. Rachel Hollis taught this concept at the first Rise Conference I ever went to and I’ve been using it ever since.

How to Map Out Your Goals

Pick ONE goal and look at it this way:

  1. THE FINISH LINE
    If you don’t know where you’re going, how are you going to trace yourself there?
  2. THE STARTING POINT
    What resources, habits, and assets do you CURRENTLY have and which ones will you need in order to help you achieve your goal?
  3. THE GUIDEPOSTS + MILE MARKERS
    Brainstorm out as many ideas as you can think of that will help you get closer to your goal.
  4. ORGANIZE IT INTO A GAME PLAN
    Seeing 20 different ideas can be overwhelming and leave you in ANALYSIS PARALYSIS. Instead, pick the top 3 things that if you could actually achieve them, would without a doubt get you to your goal.

    Take a look at your to-do list this week. Are the things on there helping you get closer to your next mile marker? Try this method to map out your goals and see how you can adjust your to-do list accordingly.

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