How to Set Broader and Deeper Goals

Last Update: August 14, 2016

Our most important goals are not reached over night. They often take years or even decades to materialise.

Reaching our goals is a process. It is a journey of a multitude of steps.

The journey to success is on life’s road where we experience little successes or even huge success, sometimes a big break and small or even huge failures.

We have to overcome challenges both big and small.

Our attitude towards our life is reinforced for good when we are productive. Doing the right thing every day will lead to success.

Break your long term goals into short term goals. Reward yourself every time you reach one of these goals.

Goal setting areas are:

  • Relationship Goals
  • Personal Goals
  • Business Goals
  • Financial Goals

Recording goals gets them out of your head and enables you to see them and imagine them accomplished.


1. Write down all your long term goals.

2. Divide them into a series of short term goals.

3. Be very clear why you want to achieve your goals.


Long term goal: To establish an online business.

One short term specific goal: To learn to write online sales letters.

Why? To experience the challenge and excitement of writing words that persuade others to purchase life enhancing products. To master a skill.

The WHY broadens and deepens a goal and because it is less defined it will encourage you to understand more about yourself – your interests, wants needs and motivations.

The process of broadening and deepening goals can make your life richer, purposeful and meaningful.

Why not give it a go?

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Ivine Premium
Hi Marilynm, great info. Irv.
GlenPalo Premium
Thanks for sharing, Marilyn. This is great info because it helps put everything into focus.
Marilynm1 Premium
Pleasure Glen. It is a great way to look at goal setting isn't it?
tyrellch Premium
Brilliant perspective Marilyn. The why does broaden the view as it questions one to really think about this of value and importance, forces one to review relevance and enumerates the short term goals.
Marilynm1 Premium
Thanks again Tyrell.
JudeP Premium
Breaking things down into manageable chunks means we can tackle them so much easier :)
Marilynm1 Premium
I had to share when I read this. Makes goal setting worthwhile doesn't it?
JudeP Premium
It does Marilyn :)
AlexEvans Premium Plus
Some excellent advice.
Marilynm1 Premium
Thanks for replying Evan. I agree. When I read it I had to share.