Today I have a tip for you that I use a lot and I think you will really like it…it’s called Audit Your Life. 

What do I mean by this?

Auditing your life has to do with building goals and visions – and this is a one step part video of probably 5 or 6 – and the process necessary to building successful goals to help you along the path towards success. But before you do any of that, you need to look at where you are now. The reason why you need to look at where you are now is 1. That builds the foundation for the next steps of where you want to go and 2. It allows you to accept your current condition which is probably the most important parts of the goal setting process.

Accept where you are now, accept that your actions in the past have driven you to the place where you are at this moment, and you will be on your way along the development process and the goal setting path.

So, auditing your life…what does that actually mean?

Look at your relationships. Look at your internal world – how things are going emotionally? Look at your body – what’s going on with that? Look at your environment – work situations etc?

Look at your entire life. 

My favorite way of doing this is getting on a huge chalkboard and drawing the whole thing out of, “Where am I now?” When you do that it gives you a very clear and visual experience of what exactly is going on in your life. Further, it helps you organize everything…it’s not just all floating around in your head.

When you audit were your life is now, you give yourself the ability to go, “Okay, where do I want to be? What do I see for myself?” Understand what your vision is for the future and then work backwards from the end to what you have going on in your life right now.

Step by step by step by step.

This will give you a milestone based path instead of going into something completely blind. Then, out of those big milestones, write little lists underneath of “What do I know now & what do I need to know.”

The what you know now  is probably going to be very small and the what do I need to know is probably going to be very very long. So make sure you are really investing time into understanding what skills, resources, and competencies that you need to bring into your life…to help you get from where you are now to where you need to be in the future.

This is one of the most helpful processes that I go through with my own personal goal setting and I hope you will get something out of diving into it as well.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project