Last time we were talking about big overarching goals. Two to three large goals that make up the life you want to lead. But how do we get there? What do we do once we decide on those large goals?
You break that large goal into smaller and smaller pieces until you have a small enough piece you can work on in 90 day spurts. Let’s take one of the big goals from the last post. Let’s say you decide to start with getting debt free. I would then set a 90 day goal to research and decide on a plan to get debt free. (I would recommend Dave Ramsey). Then take the next 90 days to concentrate on implementing the plan. Once that is on autopilot you can take a look at another larger goal.
The second larger goal would be to start your own business. This will take much more time to implement. You may have series of 90 day goals that goes on for quite a while. You need to do this on the side. Remember goal number one? Paying off debt? Keep your job while you do that and start your business on the side. Again start with research. Spend 90 days looking at all of the types of businesses you can start and researching what you need to do to get started in each. Do you need any licenses or permits? Do you need to take classes and get certification? Do you have a hobby that you could grow into a full-time business? Make notes and figure out where to start. What can you accomplish in the next 90 days? Remember you have to keep goal number one going. If you are starting to slip slow down on goal number two and spend more time on goal number one.
Once you have goal number two mapped out and you are starting to implement you can look at goal number three. Growing your own food will help out with goal number one by reducing your grocery bill. Just don’t let growing your own food overshadow the first two goals you are working on. You need to work on building your overarching goal in your life. If adding growing your own food becomes too much to handle then cut back and just work on goals one and two. Everything you are doing needs to work hand in hand. They need to complement each other and build towards the life you want to live. If there is conflict between the goals you have chosen, if the goals don’t support one another it won’t work. If you find yourself in this place stop and reassess. Are you goals really in alignment with the life you want to live? If not try again. This may take some practice. Sometimes what you think will work and what you think you will love doesn’t work out like you want it to or you find out you really hate parts of it. That’s okay. That’s part of growing. If you don’t try, if you have no goals to reach for in life. You will never get anywhere.