Monthly goals are a strategic bridge between your big goals and your daily activities.
Achieving monthly goals involves a combination of thinking and acting logically and creatively.
Below are several ways to achieve your monthly goals in traditional and not so traditional ways.
Monthly goals strategy from annual to daily
Most people start with annual goals, especially in January.
They make big goals like losing 50 pounds, making $100.000 or decluttering their homes from top to bottom.
The interesting thing about goals is, and that people overestimate what they can do in a day, but they underestimate the cumulative effect those less than perfect days can add up to in a month.
Put those months together, and they often go further than they ever dreamed they could in a year.
But what if you’ve never set goals like that, or worse, you have set goals but fallen short of where you want to be?
How do you get from concept to success? Let’s find out.
Say you want to write a book. According to Reedsy Blog.com the average novel has 50,000 to 70,000 words.
To write that book in a month, you need to write 2,000 words per day for 30 days.
As someone who writes for a living, I assure you this is no small task.
To write that same book in six months requires 500 words per day and that includes taking weekends off.
Which writing schedule would you rather use?
While you could set this as a monthly goal, when you space over a six month period, it still happens with seemingly less effort.
Monthly goal examples
On a more practical level, let’s talk about getting your home in order.
While some people cringe at the idea of taking an entire year to do that, what they fail to realize is that, most of the time, they lived in less than ideal circumstances for much longer than a year.
So how do you break that goal down?
There are several options.
If you are someone who prefers a streamlined approach, choose one room or area of your house per month to focus upon.
Even with limited time you can make a huge difference.
Don’t believe me? Start by reading and implementing The Magic of Fifteen Minutes and see where you are in a month.
Need more variety in your plan? Read and implement Decluttering your home the best way for you.
Set up your best plan for a month and see where it gets you.
It doesn’t matter what the overarching goal is.
A monthly goal broken into a weekly and daily plan gets you there.
For even more personalized help with that, you can sign up to participate in the Whole Home Reset, a fourteen week step by step, email series that walks you through each area of your home.
Want to go faster than that? You can also purchase the entire program plus get free checklists and easy to make recipes to make cooking easier while you participate after you sign up.
From home to business
The same monthly goal principles apply to business.
Most businesses set annual income goals.
Let’s say that you want to increase your yearly revenue by $120,000.
That works out to $10,000 per month which sounds like a lot.
While it is a lot of money, when you break it into a daily Monday through Friday goal, it means an additional $500 per day.
Sounds more manageable than $10,000 per month, doesn’t it?
If you own a cottage business you run out of your home, and know $500 per day is beyond what you think you could make, what if you sold $50 more per day?
In 30 days, working again Monday through Friday, you add an extra $1000 per month to your family income.
Simple but not always easy, I know.
Monthly goals to daily tasks
One of the most powerful quotes about goals, came from Zig Ziglar.
He simple said, “If you want to change some things in your life, you have to change some things in your life.”
It’s so simple, but filled with truth.
What are you willing to give up to make it happen?
To write that book, requires dedicated time.
Will you carve out 30-60 minutes to write every day?
To clean and declutter your home, are you willing to set a timer every day and make at least a little bit of progress?
To add money to your income, requires you to talk to more people.
Are you willing to pick up the phone a few more times every day?
Are you willing to write down your goals? You can read more about that by clicking here.
If you can change one thing, without harming yourself or others or jeopardizing your most important relationships, what’s stopping you?
That may be a very different conversation, and there is help for that too.
How to overcome the obstacles
All of this seems so simple, but is it?
If you have tried and failed in the past, possibly multiple times, you may think accomplishing goals is impossible.
You see others diving in and achieving and you wonder what’s wrong with you.
What if I told you nothing? You’ve merely been trying to use the wrong system.
Personality plays a huge role in how we accomplish goals in our life.
Task oriented people get things done but sometimes at the expense of the people they care about or work with.
Those with a people orientation have great relationships but sometimes fall far short of their potential.
Some people struggle with perfectionism and/or perfectionism.
Sound familiar to anyone?
What if you could find ways to overcome these obstacles and accomplish more while maintaining great relationships?
You can. To learn more about personality types click here .
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