Goals are the key to success!

How powerful are written goals?

Published in Press & Journal – Friday 25th March, 2016

This week Karran Bonner examines the power of written goals and how you can create your own goals that will help set you up for success this year and in the future. You can’t achieve a target you haven’t set so today is the day to set your goals and to get ahead of the pack.

It is estimated that only 2% of the population have written goals and it is by no coincidence that these 2% of people achieve a huge amount more than those who do not set specific goals. The power of writing your goals down is huge. Not just writing your goals down but the way in which you write them is key.

Write 10 time bound goals down in the present tense. Goals needs to resonate with your sub conscious brain and to do so need to be written in the present tense. I am earning £XK per year in 2018 is easier for your brain to understand that I will earn £XK by 2018. By saying I am, your sub conscious brain starts to believe these goals.

Firstly, take some time out by yourself to think about the things that you really want. If you had a magic wand and there were no barriers what would your life look like? Visualise what success and happiness looks like for you. By imagining what you want to see in an ideal world in the next 2,3 and 5 years will help you identify what you really want. Your goals need to reflect what you really want and only by looking to future and then asking the questions HOW can I achieve this will you be able to set authentic goals.

My challenge to you is to set your ten goals under the four key areas. Consider these questions:


  • Financial/Money Goals

What would financial freedom look like?

What financial provisions would you have in an ideal world?

How would you invest your money?


  • Career Goals

What do you want to achieve in your career?

If you could do anything in your career what would it be?


  • Health & Wellbeing Goals

What would optimum health look like for you?

How will you achieve a high level of health and wellbeing?


  • Relationship & Family Goals

What would your relationships look like in all aspects of your life?

How will you create the best family relationships?


My suggestion is for you to set at least two goals under each and the additional two goals can sit under the areas in which you need to focus more.

The power of repetition with your goals will help you start to create successful habits. Each day start the day by rewriting your goals without re-reading them from the day before, will then imprint these in your mind. Once you have complete clarity on goals without having to remind yourself of what these are this is when your goals will start to become reality. Work daily to move each of your goals forward, even if it is a tiny step, progress will keep you motivated. Go and set the goals that will help you realise your potential. If you would like to discuss your goals get in touch for a chat: info@brightsideinspiration.com