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How to Set Goals and Actually Achieve Them

Did you know that 92% of people who set goals fail to ever achieve them?

Big yikes.

If that's the case and there is a 92% chance that we might never achieve the goals we set, why should we set them at all?

Here's why you should set goals regardless ⤵️

1️⃣ Your goal is your compass.

It keeps you on track and informs your daily actions, and your daily activity is what determines your future results. Your success in 5-10 years time is determined by what you do TODAY! Consider utilizing a habit/productivity tracker to help you with this (I created a business-specific habit tracker that also takes into account the bigger picture if you need the support. You can find it here).

2️⃣ Setting a goal encourages personal development.

The discipline, consistency, and perseverance required will develop and strengthen your character 💪🏼

3️⃣ Even if you miss the mark, you are closer to your original goal than ever before.

For example:

If your goal is to 3x your business and you fall short by a hair, your efforts still doubled your business! If your goal is to lose 20 lbs. and you lose 10, your efforts were still a success.

Think of your goals like shooting an arrow: If you point the arrow at the target, even if the arrow doesn't hit the bullseye, you are going to land a lot closer to the bullseye when you make an effort to aim than if you just close your eyes, spin around, and shoot, hoping for the best 🎯

Being intentional about where you’re trying to go and how you're going to get there is going to get you to the end goal much quicker than if you don't have a plan.

Ultimately, setting goals directs your focus and inspires new habits and behaviors, which keeps you on the right path to achieving what you originally set out to do.

So, now that we've talked about WHY it's important to set goals, let’s talk about HOW we can actually achieve those goals ⤵️

There are quite a few strategies out there, but I want to chat about a lesser-known goal-setting strategy: the TRIBE 5

I once heard about this idea from Ryan Daniel Moran, and I thought it was genius.

TRIBE 5 stands for Time, Relationships, Income, Body, and Expansion.

These are all areas in life that you want to focus on daily, weekly, quarterly, and yearly that will all move you closer to achieving your goals.

Here’s how to implement the TRIBE 5 in your day to day: ⤵️

First, take your big goal, put it on a timeline, and break it down to what you need to do in 10 years, in 5, in 3, this year, in 3 months, in 2 weeks, and finally, today: what is the ONE THING you can do today to move you closer to that goal?

Next, on a quarterly basis, set targets for each area of focus (time, relationships, income, body, and expansion), and determine the consistent habits you’ll need to implement regularly to support your goals.

Here is a good place to start:


Target for TIME: Don’t look at your phone for the first half of your day (otherwise get sucked into the mindless scroll!). Mute all notifications and/or delete the email app off of your phone, and designate a specific time to check those things. Reserve all work-related activities for your computer. Doing these things will give you some of your time back.


Target for RELATIONSHIPS: Check in with two non work-related people each day just to ask them how they are. This will help you to grow and nurture your relationships.


Target for INCOME: What is the most income-producing thing you can do? Is it writing an email or publishing a blog? Complete that one thing.


Target for BODY: Move your body for 20-30 minutes whether that is a walk outside or a HIIT workout in your basement.


Target for EXPANSION: Challenge your mind to think, learn, and/or see something in a new way. Listen to a podcast, read 10 pages of a personal development book, watch a training, etc.

At the end of each day, grade yourself on the TRIBE 5 without judgment. 1/5 if you completed one thing out of the five, 2/5 if you completed two, and so on and so forth. Try implementing this for 90 days and then re-evaluating.

If you are going through a really hard time, just focus on ONE THING and do that very consistently.

The goal is not perfection, just consistency over time.

Remember that success is a series of small things 🤍✨

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