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Goalbook – The Essential Tool For Your Life Plan

by Mindvalley April 22, 2019

You probably have plenty of big goals in life, but how do you keep track of them? In your head? Or on a piece of paper stashed away in a drawer?

If you’re serious about reaching your dreams, consider creating a goalbook. This is what will allow you to have all your goals and objectives neatly laid out in one place.

It’s a tool you can use every day to check on your progress and celebrate your achievements.

Here’s how to build and create your very own goalbook.

How To Make A GoalBook

The key is the habits you put in place and then being true to those habits.

-Jon Butcher, Author of Mindvalley’s Lifebook Quest

Initially, creating a goalbook seems simple enough. You pick a book, write down your goals, set some objectives, and that’s that, right?

But this approach is not likely to take you very far. You need to take your goalbook seriously and employ analysis and strategic planning.

Step 1

What is your ultimate life goal? Is it to achieve financial freedom? More time for your hobbies? Or, maybe you want to make a career switch.

Once you know what your long-term goal is, put it down in the book. Next, take a closer look at the details of your goal. Consider the challenges ahead and think about the people who may be able to provide support. Write everything down in your goalbook.

Step 2

A single big, long-term goal is a great place to start. From here, it’s wise to break your big goal down into smaller short-term goals. Let’s say you want to change your career. Realistically, this is something you can achieve in a few years.

Create secondary goals that can help you get there. For example, you might need to go back to school, research the field, or network with professionals in the industry.

These are short-term goals that can bring you closer to your ultimate goal. 

goalbook objectives

Step 3

Short and long-term goals need clear objectives, which are the necessary actions for reaching each goal.

So, the next step is to write down all the objectives under your goals. Objectives give structure to your goals and lay out a strategy for achieving measurable results. They have to be realistic, time-sensitive, and specific.

In other words, set deadlines and list each step you need to complete. And don’t hesitate to make changes if you feel some of the objectives are too vague or ambitious.

The importance of having a goalbook

A goalbook allows you to stay focused on your goals and objectives. Unless you write things down, chances are you’ll forget a thing or two.

You get to track and measure your progress. Every completed objective can be a source of motivation to push forward.

Procrastination is one of the major challenges in life. However, the book serves as a constant reminder of what you need to do. It helps you establish a sense of personal responsibility to accomplish each objective in a timely manner.

Final takeaway

At the end of the day, don’t hesitate to be creative with your goalbook. Make it your own and enjoy the process!

Gain Instant Clarity On What You Really Want In Life – And Have It All

There’s a reason that so many brilliantly talented, naturally creative, intelligent and capable people never reach their potential, and it is, quite simply, a lack of direction.

Even if you have a vague goal in mind, you still need a plan, a process to get you there.

You can have the most expensive, fastest car in the world, but if you set off without a clear idea of where you’re going, then the rusty old Beatle with a map and compass will beat you there every time.

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Have you ever had a goalbook? Share your experience in the comments below.

by Mindvalley
Mindvalley is creating a global school that delivers transformational education for all ages. Powered by community. Fueled by fun. We are dedicated to ensuring that humans live happier, healthier, and more fulfilled lives by plugging in the gaps that conventional education failed to teach us. We do this by organising real-world events around the world and producing world-class quality programmes in several areas of transformation, including mind, body, and performance.

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