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How To Set Goals
Without Even Thinking
Think of goals like this:
Area of your life

+

Doing something
more (or less)

+

Measure of that
something

=

Goal
When you have all 3,
you have a goal.
Area of your life

Health

+

Doing something
more (or less)
Rock Climbing

+

Measure of that
something
Two times a
week
...
Area of your life

+

Doing something
more (or less)

Health

Rock climbing

Income

Save more
money

+

Measure of that
s...
Simple, right?
Here’s why it works.
Step 1
Area of your life
Define an area of
your life
You narrow
down your focus
Work, travel,
dating...

+

Doing somethin...
Step 2
Area of your life

+

Doing something
more (or less)

Define an area of
your life

Specify what
you’re doing

You n...
Step 3
Area of your life

+

Doing something
more (or less)

+

Measure of that
something

Define an area of
your life

Sp...
Goal
Area of your life

+

Doing something
more (or less)

+

Measure of that
something

=

Goal

Health

Rock climbing

T...
That’s it.
Pro tip: write them down.
By Josh Ehrenreich
Visit 25HrsADay.com for more
‘How To Guides’ for people
who follow their passions.
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I love goal setting. I eat and breath goal setting. I like it so much that I forget not everyone is as jazzed about goal setting as me.

It comes intuitively to me and is so freakin' useful—I believe goal setting in any form and on any topic is beneficial. And it shouldn't take long.

It should take 30 seconds.

This method for goal setting can be done in 30 seconds and is insanely powerful.

Powerful in a ‘got me through Peace Corps’ kind of way.

Powerful in a ‘got me and 15 friends a private yacht in Turkey’ kind of way.

Press play.

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  1. 1. How To Set Goals Without Even Thinking
  2. 2. Think of goals like this:
  3. 3. Area of your life + Doing something more (or less) + Measure of that something = Goal
  4. 4. When you have all 3, you have a goal.
  5. 5. Area of your life Health + Doing something more (or less) Rock Climbing + Measure of that something Two times a week = Goal Go rock climbing twice a week.
  6. 6. Area of your life + Doing something more (or less) Health Rock climbing Income Save more money + Measure of that something = Goal Two times a week Go rock climbing twice a week. 20% gross Save 20% of my gross income
  7. 7. Simple, right?
  8. 8. Here’s why it works.
  9. 9. Step 1 Area of your life Define an area of your life You narrow down your focus Work, travel, dating... + Doing something more (or less) + Measure of that something = Goal
  10. 10. Step 2 Area of your life + Doing something more (or less) Define an area of your life Specify what you’re doing You narrow down your focus You use action words Work, travel, dating... Run, learn, earn, find... + Measure of that something = Goal
  11. 11. Step 3 Area of your life + Doing something more (or less) + Measure of that something Define an area of your life Specify what you’re doing Give your measure of success You narrow down your focus You use action words A number you can track Run, learn, earn, find... 200lbs, $5000, 4 times a week, once a year... Work, travel, dating... = Goal
  12. 12. Goal Area of your life + Doing something more (or less) + Measure of that something = Goal Health Rock climbing Two times a week Go rock climbing twice a week. Income Save more money 20% gross Save 20% of my gross income Point out stars Can point out all constellations in N. hemisphere Learn all constellations in N. hemisphere Self
  13. 13. That’s it. Pro tip: write them down.
  14. 14. By Josh Ehrenreich Visit 25HrsADay.com for more ‘How To Guides’ for people who follow their passions.
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