*If you’re tempted to write down more than ten goals, go for it! Now put them in priority order with those most important to you at the top of the list. Once you begin accomplishing your goals, cross them off and add new ones.
Now that you have your long-term goals, you can create short-term goals. Long-term goals don’t happen overnight and are a series of smaller steps over time. The idea is to breakdown the long-term goals into smaller steps that can be achieved now or in the near future.
Make a list of 10 Short-Term Goals (1 day to 3 years)
*If you’re tempted to write down more than ten goals, stay on that roll. Remember to prioritize your list. Once you begin accomplishing your goals, cross them off and add new ones.
Your short-term goals should encompass easy actions that you can begin taking today. Some steps may require only a few hours, while others will require one week, six months, or longer. Start with the short-term goals that are the building blocks to your most desired long-term goals – and the easiest to complete. What you’re looking for are the goals that carry the biggest bang in the shortest amount of time.
To be sure you now have a new perspective on living life to the fullest, I challenge you to find just one goal on your list of 100 Things that is boring and “adult like.”
If you found one (or more), shame on you. Nothing on that list should be anything remotely close to boring. Go back and review your list – if you find anything remotely boring, stop and ask yourself if you really want that or is it something you think someone else wants you to achieve. The only items on that list should be things you want because you want them. No one else can help you live life without regret, which is why your goals should always be what you want, not what someone else wants for you.
Utilize the Quality of Life Enhancer™ online free exercise to help you create your list. You can find this online tool at /innercircle (under the free resources section in the silver inner circle). Share it with your family and others who you think will benefit from this exercise. Create the kind of life you truly want and one with no or fewer regrets.