How To Break Down Goals Into A Plan That Works

How many times have you set a goal, but never followed through with it? 

If you're like most people, the answer is probably "too many times to count."

It can be hard to follow through with goals if we don't have a plan in place. 

In this blog post, we will discuss how to break down your goals into a plan that you can stick to and get the results you are looking for. We will provide tips and advice on how to stay motivated and make progress towards your goals. 

Let’s dive in and create your Strategic Action Plan!

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The 3 Steps to Craft Your Strategic Action Plan

Open your Finishers Journal to the Action-Plan page and you’ll see it’s broken down into 3 sections…

  1. Key Results: What must happen to guarantee your goal achievement
  2. Momentum Strategy: Actions you should take in 24 hours, 7 days, 14 days, and 30 days to gain momentum
  3. Big Obstacle: What’s blocking your success, and how can you remove it?

Key Results

In the “Key Results” section, you will take your Outcome Goal and break it down into actionable tasks you can get to work daily, weekly, or monthly, and you can start on right away.

The trick to getting this right is choosing tasks that you know will get you – if not to your goal – extremely close.

Let’s take a look at some examples…

If your Outcome Goal is to get more clients, then your Key Results could be connecting with 20 good quality prospects per week.

If you’re wanting to increase your sales, your Key Result could be running a sales campaign every month.

If you’re a YouTuber who wants more subscribers, your Key Result could be publishing 1-3 videos per week.

Whatever you choose: Make sure it is something you can clearly track, that you know will get you the result you desire.

Next up… Let’s choose some milestones to hit along the way.

Momentum Strategy

This is where you turn your action plan into a game. We’re going to choose milestones to hit along our 90-day journey. Now, this is very important, and here’s why.

What you’re essentially doing is giving your a brain little rewards along the way. Every time you hit a milestone you will experience a rush of dopamine, which tells your brain “this is good”... and not just keeps you motivated… But actually increasing your motivation and focus!

Now, the best way to decide on these milestones is to take 30 minutes of your time, a pen, and a blank sheet of paper. It’s time for a brainstorming session.

Write down all the things that must be done before you hit your goals. Think of them like “mini-goals” to reach along the way towards your big Outcome Goal. 

Next, rank these mini-goals by impact. What will make the biggest impact?

Finally, take only the most-impactful tasks and sort them between what can be done in the next 24 hours, 7 days, 14 days, and 30 days.

Here are a couple of questions to help you dial in on your milestone goals and stretch your mind a little…

  1. If you only had one hour per day to work towards your goal, what could you do to make sure you’re successful?
  2. What has worked for you in the past that you should do more of?

These little mini-goal milestones are powerful. Nothing keeps you more motivated that striking items off a list, and hitting these milestones will make you feel accomplished and motivated to keep pushing.

Now you have your Action Steps and Momentum Strategy, it’s time to face the “elephant in the room”...

Big Obstacle

There’s something blocking your road to success. And you know what it is. The question is… How will you overcome it?

That’s what the third and final section of your Strategic Action Plan is all about. Here you write down exactly what you will need to get past or overcome to reach your goal, but don’t stop there…

Write down what you will do to overcome it!

Here’s an example we can all relate to…

Let’s stay you’re always distracted by your phone, and it prevents you from performing focused work. Here’s what your “Big Obstacle” section would be…


“I often get distracted by phone notifications. I will turn off my phone in the morning until I finish my Most Important Task.”


Simple and effective - Just the way we like it around here at Finisher Secrets.

And the rest of the Finishers Journal is just as simple and effective, too. 

That’s why over 30,000+ entrepreneurs worldwide have used the Finisher’s Journal to reach their goals in 90-days… and sometimes less!

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