Ready Aim Fire! A Practical Guide To Setting And Achieving Goals. - Erik Fisher and Jim Woods

Ready Aim Fire! 

A Practical Guide To Setting And Achieving Goals. 

- Erik Fisher and Jim Woods


To set and achieve goals, get ready, aim and fire at the target.


Do not have broad goals.


Select one goal to achieve and plan how to achieve it.


Setting a goal gives a sense of direction.


Do not just float in the ocean and hope to bump into the destination.

  • Set the sail accordingly.


To get from point A to point B. First, understand where both points are.


Reflect on how much free time is available before selecting a goal.


Depending on the circumstance, some goals may not currently be within reach.


Reflect on priorities to narrow in on a goal


Write out a list of goals.

  • Pay attention to the goals that are not on the list because they may be the most neglected.


Assess how well each area of life is going.

  • Elaborate on low-scoring areas.


Set specific goals.


Use simple, concise language.


Always focus on health because it will give a boost of energy in all other areas of life.


Set SMART goals.


Make sure the goal is something that matters.


People who write down their goals have a success rate of 61% compared to people who do not.

  • Do not just think about it; write it down.


Achievement takes hard work and perseverance. There are no shortcuts. 


Keep motivated.

  • Remember the why to stay motivated.
  • The more whys, the more reasons there are to keep going when times get tough.


Visualize success. 

  • An example is wanting to write a book. Go to the store and take a picture of which shelf the book would be on.


Do not be overwhelmed by the monumental task of starting. 

  • Do not give in to giving up before even starting.


Make goals manageable.

  • Create goal subsets to achieve the overall goal.


Given the current schedule, ask the minimum amount of work that can be completed each day and still make progress.

  • Create a day-by-day roadmap to achieve the goal.


Seek out support when discouraged.

  • Share the journey with others.
  • No one is an island. Do not go on this journey alone.


Do not try to accomplish everything all at the same time because nothing will be accomplished.


Ready, aim, fire teaches how accomplishing goals is the same process used by an archer.


Gather all the equipment (ideas), put them together and go to the archery range. 


Then aim (identify a goal). 


Focus on that goal, and then fire or take action to achieve the goal.


Discipline is great, but having tools, like a pocketful of whys, will be more meaningful when times get tough.


Smart Goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.


It is essential to make sure that goals are important and relevant.


Focus on one specific goal. 

  • Achieving that goal and then achieving the next goal.
  • By focusing on too much at once, we are likely to achieve nothing.


A WIG or wildly important goal should be only one goal.


Achieve one goal and then move on to the next, and all the goals will be knocked out soon enough.


SMART goals are goals that have a path to completion.


Setting goals is a process. 


Take aim at one goal.


Multiple targets can not be hit at one time.


Fire at that single goal by taking action.


Once that goal is complete, then move forward to a different goal.