How to Create a Goal Timeline
Creating a goal timeline is a great way to help ensure that you will actually start working towards the goal and increases the chance of you reaching the goal. A goal timeline is a chronological display of your goals. Start at the end, and decide which major thing you want to accomplish and then work backwards, creating mini-goals for yourself along the way. It’s better to eat an elephant in bits and pieces than trying to swallow it whole. Be specific; for example, decide exactly how much money you want to earn each month from your business. If your monthly expenses are $2,000, then as an example, set your goal at $3,000.
Rather than saying you want or need to earn more money, specifically state your goal, “By the end of this year I will be earning $3,000 a month.” The benefits of achieving your goals includes: more self-esteem (you’ve learned you can trust yourself and that you are capable of accomplishing anything). This will lead to your desire to achieve even more.
The mind is a funny thing; it will try to make you think you are stuck and not accomplishing anything. If this happens, take a look at your goal sheet or journal and see how far you have actually come. You will be amazed at how things have progressed in 3, 6 and 12 months. Lastly, don’t beat up on yourself; stop the negative talk and critique. You are smart, wonderful, wise and on your way to immeasurable wealth as an entrepreneur!
Carmin Wharton is a certified business coach to women and a life coach to women who are stuck and can’t move forward to create the dream life, career or business they deserve. She helps women change their lives one goal at the time!
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