97. Ditch Regret and Guarantee Your Goals With This 3-Step Plan with Jon Acuff (Part 1)

Today we have a 2 part conversation between Jon Acuff and I about his brand new book, All It Takes is a Goal. And guys, this is one of my favorite books I’ve read all year. If not one of my favorites from all 4 years of our Finally Fearless Book Club. This book is so good.

In this episode we dive into the concept of the “best moments list”, the three types of goals you should have and more. 

This is just part one. Make sure you listen to part two to get the full scope and power of our conversation.

Key Takeaways from Part One:

1. Best Moments List: Jon suggests that instead of setting distant, intimidating goals, consider looking back at your life and creating a “Best Moments List.” This list helps you identify experiences and activities that brought you joy and fulfillment. It’s a practical way to understand what truly matters to you.

2. Three Types of Goals: Jon introduces three types of goals to help you tap into your potential: easy goals, middle goals, and guaranteed goals. These goal types form a ladder that allows you to build momentum. Easy goals create a strong foundation, middle goals help you push forward, and guaranteed goals give you the assurance that your goal will be achieved.

3. Avoid Discouragement: Expect discouragement along the way, and don’t be surprised when it happens. Discouragement is part of the journey. Instead of seeing it as a failure, consider it a natural phase in the process. Set realistic expectations for your goals to prevent disappointment.

4. Outtrick Yourself: Shorten your deadlines and set smaller milestones. By doing so, you’ll trick yourself into staying motivated and making consistent progress. Don’t be a rabbit who starts fast and burns out. Be the turtle who moves steadily towards the finish line.

5. Tools for Positivity: Develop a toolkit of positive tools to stay motivated. These tools can include audio books, motivational quotes, or any resources that uplift and inspire you. Surround yourself with positivity to counteract negative thoughts and fears.

6. Drown Doubts: Instead of trying to suppress your doubts and fears, drown them with positive content. Fill your mind with uplifting and encouraging messages that keep you focused on your goals.

Stay tuned for part two of our conversation with John Akef as we continue exploring his book and uncover more secrets to achieving your goals. You’re in for a treat! If you haven’t picked up “All It Takes is a Goal” yet, it’s an absolute must-read. Trust me; you won’t regret it.

In the meantime, keep chasing those goals, fearless friends. Remember, all it takes is a goal. Until next time! 🎯📚🌟


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