The perfect goal

set goalA lot of successful people say that you have to set yourself goals in order to become successful. But how can you set yourself such a goal? The reason why many goals are not reached is a mixture of the person who created the goal and the goal itself. Maybe the goal was not set very well. Or maybe it was set to high and the result was frustration.

Maybe you have experienced the same. Maybe your goal was to get fitter or to lose weight, but after some time you lose motivation and you miss your goal. In order to set yourself the perfect goal what motivates you and what you will reach you need five different characteristics.

Why should I set a goal?

Before I will tell you the five characteristics I will tell you why it is so important to set yourself goals. Setting a goal should give yourself a direction you want to go. Setting yourself no goal is like going on a hiking trip without a destination. How do you know if you are on the right track? And where do you want to go? If you have goals you want to reach, you can be much more focused and motivated.

In addition, when you reach your goals you will be more confident and happy. Isn’t that what everybody wants? 🙂

What are there for different goals?

You need short-term, medium-term and long-term goals. Short-term goals are the goals you want to reach within the next month. Medium-term goals can be in-between 1/2 and 5 years. Long-term goals are goals you want to reach the next 5-10 years (or more).

You need to start with a long-term goal. Sit down with a piece of paper and think about all the things you want to have achieved 10 years from now. Maybe you want to drive a Ferrari or have a big home. Or maybe you want to run 10 miles without a problem. Whatever it is, write it down. Now take the goal, where you think that it has the highest impact on your life.

Now take this goal and think what you should have achieved 5 years from now so you can achieve your long-term goal. The last step is to find smaller steps you need to succeed in order to achieve your goal.

I give you an example, maybe you want to earn $10mio/year ten years from now. So a good goal in 5 years would be to earn $5 mio/year. Now you have to think what you need to achieve in order to reach your goal. Well, you usually can’t earn $10mio/year with a normal 9-5 job. So you need to find a different job, maybe you’re a good athlete or maybe you have to become a successful entrepreneur. If you want to become an entrepreneur you have to think about all the stuff you need to become a good entrepreneur. Maybe you need to talk to other successful entrepreneurs or you need to read more books, this can be your short-term goals.

Now you have a plan for your future, including small steps on the way to reach your goal. Of course, maybe it is hard to determine what it takes to be a good entrepreneur, but if you want to become one, you need to set small goals so you move in the right direction. A first goal could be for example to build your first business. Then you need to learn what it takes to create a business and again you have smaller steps.

I hope you can follow me 🙂 now it’s getting interesting. As I mentioned before you need five different characteristics to set yourself a good goal, so here are the five characteristics:

The five characteristics

S – Specific

First important characteristic is that your goal is specific. An unspecific goal can be for example: “I want to become fitter”. Well, this is great, but what does that mean? That can mean that you want to run faster or lift more weight. A specific goal would be for example: “I want to run faster”. Everybody understands your goal and you can work on your running in order to become faster.

M – Measurable

The next important characteristic is that the goal is measurable. For example, your goal is to run faster. So you have to measure your performance now and then. This is why “I want to become fitter” is not a good goal, because how do you want to measure this? But if your goal is measurable you can easily track your performance to see if you are reaching your goal.

A – Achievable/Acceptable

Another important characteristic is if your goal is achievable. What does this mean? This means that if you reach your goal, can you be proud of yourself? If now the goal is not acceptable. For example, the goal: “Make 10 steps per day” is not very acceptable. But for example “running a marathon” is one. So the important part here is to set your goal not too low! Your goal should challenge and motivate you!

R – Realistic

Also, should your goal be realistic. Don’t set yourself a goal you can’t achieve. For example, if you can do 10 pushups maximum you can never do 100 next week. If your goal is so high you can never achieve it, you should make your goal smaller. This can be really frustrating and demotivating. It is important also not to set your goal too high!

T – Time-based

This is one of the common mistakes when it comes to setting a goal. Most people set themselves the goal to loose weight. But if you don’t have a time frame you will never start. So for example, if you want to loose weight say something like: “until the end of March I want to loose x pounds”. So set yourself a specific date/time for your goal.

So the next time you want to set a goal, make it a SMART goal. Setting the perfect goal shouldn’t be too hard following these 5 rules I hope 🙂


I hope you now have the knowledge to set yourself the perfect goal. Follow the five rules and your goal will be motivating. You will be more motivated and more confident in your life.

What are your experiences with setting a goal? If you have any questions I would be very happy, if you leave me a comment below 🙂

 

2017 Wealthy Affiliate Review (Inclusive bonus)

Today I’ll show you my experience with Wealthy Affiliate. There are many scams out there when it comes to “earning money online”.

But is Wealthy Affiliate one of them? Read now my review and get a bonus at the end of the article!

wealthy affiliate universityWhat is the Wealthy Affiliate University?

Wealthy Affiliate is an online community with over 800,000 online entrepreneurs. All of them have the goal to build a sustainable online business with their passion. There are also many already successful entrepreneurs who make a full income with their online business.

The goal of the community is to help everybody to earn money with their passion. Task-driven lectures help you to learn while creating your first online business. 24/7 live support and the community will help you in every question you will have. In addition, there are weekly live classes about different topics in online marketing.

Costs

You can join Wealthy Affiliate for free. This is the best option for every newbie or anyone who wants to give it a try. With a free account, you can host up to 2 websites and in the first 7 days you get live help. For me, this was the best option to have a look at it without paying anything.

If the starter account is not enough for you and you want to have more access to the classrooms you can go to premium. Premium costs 49$/month or 359$/year. You can cancel your membership every month and there are no hidden costs. 359$ per year sounds a lot but this is less than 1$ per day. This is less than you pay for a coffee!

In addition, I think 359$ per year for so much information is very cheap. Think about how much you have to pay for college! Compared to college this price is really a joke. And in WA there are so many different classrooms and lectures you can work through.

How does it work?

Wealthy Affiliate helps you build your first online business with your passion. If you follow the tasks you will learn how to find a fitting niche for you, how to get traffic and how to earn money with it. This will all happen step by step with walkthrough videos.

Wealthy affiliate takes care of the hosting of your domains so you can focus on working on your business.

But of course, it is your job to get your business running. You have to keep working on it and someday you will make enough money to work from home. This is not a “get rich quick” scheme. This is for everyone who wants to build a sustainable online business.

Have you ever heard this quote:

if you found work you love you never have to work again

This is why at Wealthy Affiliate you can build your business around your passion. If you have a passion for skiing you can build your online business around skiing. If you have a passion for books you can build your online business around books.

To get your business running you have to put in the work, but if you work with your passion it’s not work anymore. Well yes, it is work but it is work that makes fun. This is that kinda work what wants you to stand up early in the morning to work on your business.

Restricted Countries

It is important to mention that the free membership is not available for every country. The reason for that (according to the owner) is that there is a lot of spam or fraud from these countries. The list of banned countries are the following:

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Egypt
  3. India
  4. Nigeria
  5. Pakistan
  6. Philippines
  7. Vietnam

If you are living in one of these countries but you still want to become a successful online entrepreneur you have two options.

  • Option A: You can start as a premium member. Yes, you have to pay to give it a try, but if you want to join Wealthy Affiliate this is your only chance.
  • Option B: You can create a free membership at Affilorama. Affilorama is like Wealthy Affiliate an online training program for those who want to become online entrepreneurs. There you can create a free membership from every country. If you want to know more have a look at my review.

Conclusion

I’m now a member of the Wealthy Affiliate Community for over half a year now and I never regretted my decision. At the beginning, there has been so much information that I felt a little overwhelmed but there are so many people who help you and the structured classes are really helping to focus on building your first profitable online business.

Wealthy Affiliate is definitely no scam or an untrustworthy website! There are always people who think it doesn’t work, but that is wrong. They often didn’t try it themselves or failed. And in Wealthy Affiliate, you can only fail if you stop. Sometimes it takes more time to get your business running, but if you manage to stay motivated and follow the tips of the community you will succeed!

Your Bonus

Because I want to help you to work on your dream I want to offer you a small bonus. After creating your account I get a huge discount on your first premium month! Instead of $49, the first month costs you only $19! To claim your bonus you have to create your account and I will contact you personally on how to claim your bonus.

You can cancel your subscription after the first month, no questions asked and you only have to pay for the first month. So you can give it a try for a whole month for as less as $19 and then decide, whether you want to keep working on your first online business or do something else.

I hope to see you soon on Wealthy Affiliate 🙂


I hope that you liked my review of Wealthy Affiliate. For me, this was/is a great opportunity to earn good money while going to college. In addition, I don’t have to search for a job after my graduation because I already know that I will be an online entrepreneur.

Some of my fellow students asked me if I can help them and they all starting to make their own online businesses. It is always great to see how happy people are working on their passion. I hope you can someday work with passion because life is too short for a boring or unsatisfying job!

Do you have any questions or feedback? I would be very happy if you leave me a comment below!