Why You Really Need To Set Goals In Life And Make Them Big

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I have lots of things I want to accomplish in life.

My vision for myself is nothing short of greatness.

It’s not arrogance, but drive. I don’t want to be another guy…maybe thats why I am writing this blog in the first place. Instead, I want to be something and someone special. Honestly, I don’t really feel like I am right now.

And who doesn’t want that for themselves? Who doesn’t want to be someone on the street that people know and respect? Whether or not we say popularity matters, not many people complain about being known. Like I said before, I have goals.

Until about a couple months ago, I had no idea the power of writing your goals down.

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When you write something down, your sub-conscious goes to work trying to accomplish those goals and get you to where you need to be. What is important however, is how you write them down. Heres an example.

“I am a 4.0 student.” Don’t ever say you want to be a 4.0 student, because then you have too many opportunities to let yourself down. Rather, if you say that you are something…you will tend to start acting in ways according to your goal.

One day, if I’m lucky enough, I’m going to have lots of kids.

I love kids. I can’t get enough of them. Whenever my little cousins come from Iowa we always have a blast. I know that I’m going to be a good dad one day because I have so much love to give. There will never be a day that goes by that my kids won’t hear me say that I love them.

That will go the same for my wife. I have started to understand that the health of children starts with the health of the relationship that created them. My goal is to get to that healthy point, to be able to provide for those I love no matter what.

For some reason, I have always thought in the long term.

I know it sounds silly, but I have thought a lot about my future. I know where I want to be in 10 years, but now I have to fill in that blank spot between me and my dream.

That’s going to take a lot of work.

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In fact, that’s probably going to take more work than I could ever really imagine.

I think the best way to motivate yourself to finally achieve your goals is to have a place where they are written down that you can go over them and see them every single day.

This is crucial.

It’s so important to have this in front of you because life gets really hard sometimes and you need that extra bump to be able to move forward when you don’t want to.

So write them down.

Write them down every single day and read them out loud with conviction and purpose.

It’s going to keep you on track.

I know I’m doing this.

-Evan Sanders

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  • moxyjen
    September 26, 2012 at 12:05 am

    “Instead, I want to be something and someone special.” Trust me. You are.

  • dendschmidt
    November 30, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Your goals are concrete, and you have set ways to check them. Though I have yet to read the rest of the blog (I’ve jumped around, but am now doing the chronological), I think you deserve a smack on the hand, not the cheek.
    I used to think I had this mindset, and then I lost it; you’ve shown me that it’s not so hard (despite how hard it really is) to get back to being proud of yourself, and working toward goals. Patiently.
    Great work!

    • thebettermanprojects
      August 25, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Awesome comment! A smack on the hand haha. Thank you for that. The goals that we set for ourselves drive our lives. I am glad that I could do that for you and bring you to a place where you could set those goals again!

      I’ll motivate you like crazy! Follow me on Facebook http://on.fb.me/RC57QW and Twitter http://bit.ly/Z0zCq9 to get pumped up daily!

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