Life Skills

Turn Your Goals Into Questions (And 10 Reasons Why)

You’ve set a goal. It is specific, measurable and has a deadline. All the things a good goal should be. Now what?

If you’re like me, you need a push to move from “goal setting” to “goal getting.”

Questions can give you the push you need to get moving on your goal and make it become a reality.

Here’s how:

1. Write out the question, “what steps do I need to take to make this goal come true?” This question helps you come up with a step by step plan.
2. Then write, “which of these steps can I start acting on now?” This question helps you get the ball rolling and off to a good start.
3. Keep writing out new questions as they come to mind to help you get over every hump and through every phase until the goal is accomplished. One of my favorites when I get up in the morning is, “what can I do today to move me closer to my goal?”
4. You should also use questions to gauge your progress. “What changes or improvements can I make to help me accomplish this goal sooner?”
5. Also use questions to push through procrastination. “What can I do right now to help me move closer to my goal?”
6. A question can help you break the goal into small, more manageable pieces. “What little step can I take now to keep me moving toward this goal?” I also use this same question when I have only a little time between other responsibilities to make me “sandwich” a little goal-related activity between appointments or projects.
7. Use question to keep yourself motivated. “Why do I want to accomplish this goal?”
8. Questions can also help you visualize the finish line. “How will my life be different when I accomplish this goal?”
9. Keep your emotions from growing stale or fading with, “how will I feel when I accomplish this goal?”
10. And possibly most important of all, use questions to escape from drudgery. “How can I make this job fun and enjoyable as I move closer to my goal?”

Questions have their own extraordinary power that focus your mind and can keep you moving toward your goals. Use them as tools to help you get the job done.

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