The closure of 2019 was not
only the end of a year, it was the end of a decade, the end of an era, the end of a milestone. For some it was the most
productive 10 years in their life, while for others it was a decade of hard knocks and lumps on the chin. And yet for
others, it was a blur, without even knowing what was accomplished or not.
You may be one of the millions of people who set goals every January, but how many set them with intention? How many of those goals have a 'why' backing it up? How many of you just go through the motions because you intellectually know you should, or even feel guilted into goal setting? Would they yield better results if they were made on a random date, like May 24th with real intention, desire, and responsibility? Did you achieve what you wanted to over the past 10 years? Was your progress measured? Was a long-term goal even set for the past decade? It's okay to have not achieved what you wanted or to have said "No". The point is to recognize the points which need improvement and then take action to improve those points.
“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands—your own.”
It's important to set long-term goals as well as shorter interval milestones as well. The shorter the milestone, the
better the measurement of the progress to your long-term goals. For instance, if you imagine your long term goal as
building your dream house, some medium-term goals might be to get the plumbing and electricity installed. And then a
short-term goal that needs immediate attention, and typically is in a first order of operation would be to find property
to purchase, get a building permit, or secure a loan.
When setting goals be as specific as you wish your outcome to be. It can also be very beneficial to write a full "I will" statement. It sets your outcome more clearly, so it becomes a conscious thought. Furthermore, they can actually embody some of the plan of action for accomplishing your goal. Listed below is the same general goal with added specificity levels. Notice how the general goal becomes clear, which gives more direction on what to do, how to do it, and why it's worth doing.
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.”
While Paid Today is a technology company, we also believe that everyone deserves happiness in their own lives. All people feel more happy when they are progressing, whether it's in your office, home, body, or mind. And every
business owner has friends, family, and support from those who don't own a business and have no intention or desire of
doing so. Goals are not limited to the business world. In fact, even the business goals that you may set are typically
rooted heavily to things very personal to you.
It is in this sentiment that we challenge you to set one (or more!) massive goal for the next decade. This form will guide you through a goal setting process. Do not rush through this. A lot of questions are asked on this goal setting manifesto in order to get your brain kicking so make sure that you focus. Use your imagination. If this is truly a goal for the next 10 years, taking 15 minutes to deeply imagine each scenario and question is a small investment into yourself.
After submitting, you will receive a PDF copy of your Dec 31, 2029 goal(s) within 24 hours delivered to your email. We suggest that you print, date, and sign it and put it somewhere where it will stare at you. If you ever feel lost on it, look at your answers, re-visualize them, and then go get it!