Here’s how to actually achieve your goals, according to this new book
Goals: Love them or hate them, you’ve probably tried to set some in the past. And let’s be honest, you probably haven’t accomplished every goal you’ve set.
That’s where this new book comes in. Volcanic Momentum, written by Jordan Ring, is a no-nonsense guide to creating the unstoppable motivation to complete even your most ambitious goals. Here’s how it’s done.
Get to goal setting
The first step mentioned in the book isn’t totally revolutionary. In order to accomplish your goals, you have to start setting them. While this isn’t anything new, the types of goals Ring outlines in his book are pretty interesting.
First, pick an area in your life you’re looking to improve. Next, set three different goals on the topic: a small goal, a bigger goal, and a legacy goal.
Say you want to improve your cardio fitness. Your small goal could be to run a mile without stopping. An example of a bigger goal would be to run a mile’s distance in under nine minutes. The legacy goal, or the biggest goal, would be to run a marathon.
Yes—running a marathon sounds like a major goal. That’s exactly what the legacy goal is supposed to be, something you would only dream of doing. The idea behind setting a three-tiered goal is to work toward your legacy, or dream goal, while still being proud of accomplishing the first two.
Strategy is everything
Now that you’ve set your goals, Ring suggests maximizing your ability to accomplish them by staying focused and staying true to your core values.
If you don’t have the energy to complete even your small goal, you may want to reevaluate what you’ve set out to do. Having the energy to accomplish your goals is a major factor in, well, successfully reaching them.
Staying true to your core values is also important. As tempting as new goals and ideas can be, motivate yourself to stay on the right track to complete the initial set of challenges.
“The next time you’re tempted by a shiny new idea, ask yourself: How much does it relate to your current goals and tasks?” Ring suggests.
Work, work, and more work
After you’ve set goals and created strategies to maximize your motivations to complete them, the rest is pretty simple. Put in the work until you see results.
Also, don’t be afraid to make mistakes. After all, your goals wouldn’t really be goals if you didn’t have a few hiccups along the way. Even if you aren’t 100% confident, keep working toward your future accomplishments and the rest will fall into place.