Having self awareness of your current state against where you would like to be is an important skill. Goal setting is an essential part of progressing in life. We all have desires and dreams. In order to pursue them in an organized fashion, we need to set goals that are both small and large guiding us toward our desired outcome.

Being able to write our goals and desires in a custom essay format is easy if you understand a few simple rules. Here we will cover 5 steps to writing and defining impactful goals.

1. Use Positive Wording when writing (Transformational Vocabulary)

“I want to lose weight” or is not as powerful as “I want to become fit”. A positive wording is a formulation in which no objections are used. This is important because our subconscious does not perceive the part “NOT”. Transformational vocabulary is a technology developed by Anthony Robbins to help individuals employ habitual vocabulary (the words that are consistently used) to amplify or lower the intensity of emotional states. These words can lessen the intensity of negative states and increase positive states.

2. Congruency With Your Desired Life

If you are setting a goal to be the leading real estate broker in your town and this requires you to work on nights and weekends to show as many properties as possible, is this schedule congruent with your desired life? If you end goal is to spend more time with your family on the weekends, this is probably not the right goal. As you get closer to the goal you will feel yourself becoming further away from your desired life which is the opposite purpose of goal setting.

3. Knowing Your Initial Position

It is important to understand your initial starting point before you write your goal. If you have a financial goal to have $10,000 in savings by the end of the year, having $1,200 in the bank makes a difference to your daily and weekly actions. If you have $0, the amount you need to save is different but so are the actions that map to it.

4. Action Plan in Thesis Format

Write the plan in all details. Make a list of obstacles to be addressed, a list of necessary information and people who need your help. Break your goal on the sub-targets that you are already able to realize. Schedule temporary frame underlays. I advise you to start a notepad and plan your weekly plans for the week ahead.

5. Visualization

Visualization is a very powerful tool. Create a clear, imaginary picture of your goal as if it had already been achieved in reality. Scroll this picture again and again in your head, every day. Each time you visualize your goal as already achieved, you increase your desire and strengthen the belief in its reach. And in the end, you will get closer to the desired result. Below is a Tony Robbins video where he breaks down the power of visualizing your goals. Jeff Bezos also uses something called Regret Minimization Framework which we covered where he reflects on what he would miss out on in his old age had he not pursued his goal.

Ryan Sprance is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Kaihatsu Media, a Digital Marketing agency focused on developing brand awareness and sales growth through social media, optimizing digital marketing spend and developing Influencer Marketing programs. He is also the Creator & Editor-In-Chief of TheStylishMan.com, a men's lifestyle media company focused on Fashion, Fitness, Grooming, Gadgets and Guy Stuff and a Contributing Editor at Julius, a data driven Influencer Marketing platform.