Writing down our goals and breaking them down into small, doable tasks is how we get extraordinary results.
Good builders don’t build without a blueprint. So why would we make the mistake of just winging life and taking whatever it gives us, when we can make actual plans and live a life of our own design?
Lifestyle by design → making our dream life a reality. It’s totally doable, ya just have to know what you want. And that’s where the Life Map comes into play!
Let’s create a Google spreadsheet. Categories going down, Goals going across.
Or just download a template of mine here 🙂
Choose 3-5 categories
What are your top 3-5 categories that you’d like to set big “someday” goals in?
Next, we’re going to come up with a “someday goal” for each category. This is where visualizing what you want your life to look like comes in handy! It’s the perfect time to write out your dream life.
Once you have a someday goal for each category, let’s move on to each category individually:
5 year goal
What’s the one thing I can do in 5 years that will help me accomplish my someday goal?
1 year goal
What’s the one thing I can do this year that will help me accomplish my 5 year goal?
1 week goal
What’s the one thing I can do this week that will help me accomplish my 1 year goal?
What’s the one thing I can do today that will help me accomplish my 1 week goal?
BONUS: Right now goal
What’s the one thing I can do right now that will help me accomplish my daily goal?
The Life Map will keep you on track toward your goals, and will help you make big and small decisions you’ll be faced with down the road – “will saying yes to this push me toward my goals or away from them?”
The Life Map is a tool, and must be used on an on-going basis to get the best results possible. Yes that means reviewing your sheet daily 🙂
Your Life Map will be ever-evolving as you accomplish goals and replace them with new ones, so don’t get stuck on getting everything written out perfectly before taking action on your daily goals. Goals may change, even categories may change. The key is to keep up on the dailies and adjust along the way.
Take control of what you can control. Small actions lead to big results.
Commit to the Life Map and create the life of your dreams 🙂