Reverse-engineering Goals

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Hi! I’m Paul and welcome to my world!

In an attempt to get my life back on track I have decided to try a new approach. Traditional goal setting doesn’t always work because various outside influences and other internal factors always find a way to creep up and turn the original plan into chaos. It is something that has happened for nearly the entirety of my life, and sadly it has taken me this long to see the pattern.

This approach certainly is not new, but it is a new way of thinking for me. I’m believe it will be another game-changer similar to meditation and I’m excited to test it out. It is by reverse-engineering goals.

With reverse-engineering I can take my goal and work backwards on how to achieve it. Simply put, I break it down into smaller steps and daily habits. More importantly I determine how the goal makes me feel, then what it looks like. In doing that, the driving force or motivation is found.

What I must realize this time around versus countless failed attempts are my goals must be specific and measurable versus vague and open-ended. Saying I want to lose weight is good, but saying I want to weigh under 200 pounds with a body fat percentage in the teens is better.

The more specific the better as the results become easier to measure and determine how realistic or attainable they are.

I still need to test this theory out on smaller goals before I see how plausible it is in more aspects of my own life, but I’m intrigued by the process.

If any readers have experience in this style of goal setting please leave a message in the comments below.

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