How do I Set Myself Up For Success with Goal Setting

Like anything… there are things you can do to set yourself up for success. With Goal-Setting there are no hard and fast rules, but there are guidelines. There are things that will definitely help you succeed, and there are things that will help you fail. Here’s a few pointers to get you started:


Your mindset, and how you think, play a big role in your ability to set and achieve goals. It’s all in your head. As you set your goals, things will get better. If you have a fixed mindset, you believe that your abilities are fixed and cannot be changed. This can make it difficult to set challenging goals or to keep going when things get tough. If you have a growth mindset, you believe that your abilities can be improved through hard work and effort, and you are more likely to set challenging goals and learn from your mistakes. A growth mindset is essential for successful goal-setting.


The skills you have will affect your ability to achieve certain goals.

It’s not the end of the world.

If you lack the necessary skills, you can either learn it yourself or get help from a mentor, specialist, or service provider for that particular task.

Just depends on how badly and how quickly you want it.

You Don’t Get Something for Nothing

To accomplish anything worthwhile you have to pay a price.

That could be time, effort, or money.

You don’t pay the price for success, You pay the price for failure.

Be prepared to invest in yourself. It will be worth it in the end, and you won’t remember the price when you’re successful.

You’ll just enjoy the rewards.

Visualization – Imagine a Positive Outcome

This has always been a bit strange to me. But, apparently, it helps, there’s definitely enough evidence that this won’t find its way to Mythbusters.

Done it many times myself. But be careful, it works both ways and takes a bit of practice to do it right.

If you imagine yourself sending the ball off into the trees, there’s more than a fair chance… that’s where it’s going.

So try to focus on whatever it is that you’re doing having a positive outcome, it will definitely increase your chances of getting it right.

Be Flexible

Things don’t always go according to plan, so it is important to be flexible. Don’t let minor mishaps upset you, adjust your plan.

Keep moving forwards.

Just like walking around in the mountains. Check your map often and you will never be too far off course.

Train, Drill, Practice

Don’t just expect it to be alright on the night. The hours spent on the practice range, in the gym, shooting balls into an empty net, and writing articles that don’t mean anything, will all lead to a better performance when the pressure is on. It develops muscle memory.

As trainee Navy firefighters, our team was always complaining. Waking up to another alarm, another practice drill for an imagined attack. We did it hundreds of times. We’d been in hydraulically operated fake ships, filled with fires and smoke, taking care of fake casualties and dealing with unexpected circumstances.

Do you think we were better prepared when we were drafted into a real conflict?


It’s not the time you have – it’s the time you use. How do you use your time? The richest people in the world have the same 24 hours as you, and believe it or not, they’re also human.

Productivity is the ability to get things done efficiently and effectively. When you are productive, you achieve more in less time.

This is essential for goal-setting.

If you are not productive, you will find it difficult to achieve your goals, no matter how hard you work. We will be talking in great detail about ways to increase productivity, so you don’t keep confusing hard work with effective work. Including time management, automation, prioritizing, increasing focus, better tools, taking breaks, eliminating distractions, and delegating tasks.

OK… Now we’ve learned some things about Goals the next step is to convert the theory into practice.

Goal Setting Worksheet

Forms coming soon – Got the builders in!

As is a website about making money, I guess that’s at least one of the things you’re looking for. As you work through the attached worksheets the reasons for actually doing something will start to appear. This becomes your reason why… then, depending on the scope of your big plans… as we go along we will get into the various ways of finding out HOW we can achieve the things you want.