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by Mike Vestil 

The Problem With Setting Goals

Maybe you guys have goals and big dreams.

Maybe you’re in the time of your life where each single day you wake up

You’re pumped up to live a life of freedom and abundance that you’ve always dreamed of having.

Perhaps you want something so grand.. so grand  that everyone thinks you’re crazy.

And here’s the biggest thing that you need to realize.

Even though everyone’s rooting for you and tells you to fight for your dreams and your aspirations..

In today’s video, we’re gonna go over why having goals is overrated!


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Today, we’re gonna go over why what matters is not really about focusing on the result but instead on the process.

Find out from Mike Vestil why setting a goal is overrated and how you can reverse it.

Maybe some of you guys either have an existing business or just starting one.

And perhaps the reason why you get stuck is because you aren’t really scaling it.

The problem with most people is, they are just so fixated on the result that they tend to fail.

The reason why that happens is because that’s how we were programmed by society, education system or consumerism.

Media would usually tell people to eat that magic pill and they could lose ten pounds overnight. .

Or if you buy this one program, you can make millions of dollars quick.

Now the problem with that is it gets people to be trapped in this result trance where if they don’t get the result, they just utterly hate their lives!

They feel all the anxiety because of the fact that they’re not achieving it.

That’s why today, we’re gonna decode why YOU SHOULD START ADOPTING A PROCESS-ORIENTED MINDSET so that you could actually begin enjoying the process of creating the results that you want.

Maybe you want to travel the world, lose weight or make more money. .

If you enjoy and fall in love with the process, you can create the crazy amount of life that you want!

Why do I know that?

Because it happened to me!

And I’m gonna share literally how I got myself out of that.

Because for you guys that are struggling to make money online or struggling to create any type of abundance for yourself. .

If you’re stuck in this result-oriented mindset, you have to wake-up and realize how much you need to breakfree from that in order to live the lifestyle that you want.

Now let’s actually go over the three steps to change your life when it comes to having a PROCESS-ORIENTED mindset.


When it comes to having that process oriented mindset, the first goal is you want to make sure that you have this process-oriented goal.

Most people say they just focus on the results, that is, they want to make $100 a day.

And then when they don’t make $100 a day, guess what?


When they go to the gym for 30 days and they don’t lose 10 pounds, they hate their freaking lives.

That’s the thing about goal setting and goal orientation.

It’s if the challenge is too much, you feel anxious. But if the challenge isn’t enough, you feel bored.

Now when it comes to the process-orientated flow, you really need to get yourself engaged into it.

Because it’s in this state of flow that we need to be analytical and at the same time creative.

What happens is our brain constantly thinks all of the various ideas that could possibly happen in a given period of time.

It looks like this guys..

When I get up to make the video above, I didn’t really feel like doing it.

I woke up at 4 a.m. and part of it is because we need to catch the sunrise (which didn’t even came out).

I was literally not in the mood to make a video but when I started talking and moving my hands, I started getting into the flow.

And as I go along, I wasn’t even thinking the next ideas that I was gonna say.

That’s actually what I’m talking about when it comes to having a process-oriented goal especially when it comes to your business.

For example, everyone’s making $100 a day but then if they don’t make it in the first 30 days, they quit.


What you need to realize is you gotta fall in love with the grind, fall in love with the process!

If you can remember Jerry Seinfeld back in 2008 to 2009, he made eighty-five million dollars as a comedian.

Man that’s crazy! That’s more than most people make in an entire lifetime.

Now how did he actually do that?

He fell in love with the process.

He had a calendar for 365 days where every single day, he would make a joke. And when he’s written a joke, he would put an ‘X’ on his calendar.

The goal with that calendar idea is every single day, no matter how good or bad he felt, he would make a joke and practice his craft.

I would say the same thing to you guys. .

It doesn’t matter how you feel. Practice your craft, slowly get in the flow and work on what it is that you love doing.

And even though some days he was bad at writing jokes, some days he was good.

The biggest and most important idea was every single day, he just need to make sure that there’s an ‘X’ on his calendar.

There it is, that’s what happens when you fall in love with the process. You end up getting good!

And that’s what we gotta take in terms of your business.

I remember when I first got into business where I made a process-oriented goal. .

I would spend $10 a day every single day on Facebook Ads until I figured it out. I literally fell in love with the process of creating traffic, capturing leads and converting sales.

The fact is, every single day I was actually losing money.

But the thing that I want you guys to understand is I wasn’t looking at it as wasting money. I was looking at it as my education.

Because while I was spending $300 a month, I was learning how to create traffic, capture leads and convert sales to make a funnel that would actually generate income while I slept.

Think about it guys, what is your competition not willing to do? They’re not willing to invest in themselves to learn the process.

What literally blows my mind is that back in college, everyone’s willing to spend $40,000 a year for a degree that they maybe one day, if they’re lucky, they’ll get a job to pay them the $40,000 a year.

And that’s if they get a job!

Most people that go to college, 50% can’t even find jobs when they get their freaking degree.

So it made me think if I’m spending $40,000 a year and not getting paid after four years, I’ve invested over $100,000.

Guys, that makes no sense!

$100,000 yet you haven’t freakin’ learn!

People are in that paradigm where we’re willing to do that because that’s what we’ve adopted from the mainstream media.

But they’re not willing to spend $10 a freaking day on Facebook Ads to figure that out.. Dude, if you figure that out, you would literally make as much money as you want!

It’s like giving Facebook $1 and they give you $3 back.

If that’s a case, you’d give basically as much money as possible because then they would give you 3x and return your investment.

That’s like the best crazy investment strategy that no one takes the time to figure it out!

Like I said, I just fell in love with the process.

So for those of you that are in your business, what can you do to fall in love with the process?


You gotta know the actual purpose.

You have to know why you actually have these goals.


And this time, you have to be purpose-oriented while you’re in the process.

When you’re in the grind and you’re losing money, you still need to fall in love with the process.

All because you know deep in your heart, you are committed to a much bigger purpose.

As you can see from my video, I literally had to jump in the mud in order to create this content.

That’s it guys.

I literally need to be willing to freakin jump in some mud and risk getting bit by snakes.

That’s because this is my purpose..


And it’s the exact same thing with what you guys have.

Everyone that has any type of goal, they’re really just chasing these FOUR THINGS.

They either want more JOY, HAPPINESS, LOVE, or GRATITUDE.

You want to make $10,000 in a month, why?

Because at the end of it, it’s not what it will give you but it’s the person you become.

It’s about how your thoughts, words, actions and beliefs change when you’re actually making $10,000 a month.

And most of the time in your life, when you actually get out of your own entrepreneurial rat race, it’s to feel more loved, get more connection, more gratitude and just more of those emotions.

So when you begin with that purpose of knowing what it is that you want and the emotions that you want, you want to start really embodying it as you fall into the process.

Not only that but you also feel the emotions that you feel.

“Like attracts like.”

And if you want to get something, you need to first become that person.


The third thing that you guys need to understand is that this is a long term game.

This was my mindset back in the day.

I’m going to make this money until it doesn’t matter how long it takes.

It may take a week to a year or 10 years to hit $10,000 a month goal, it didn’t matter.


Because I knew it would also take shorter than a college degree to maybe make $40,000 a year OR “4 years of entrepreneurship” to make as much money as you want.

The biggest thing is, do what others won’t so you could live how others can’t.

So for example for your goals, are you really gonna give up after a month if you don’t reach them?

It makes no sense to me.

If those are your goals and you’re willing to give up for them, man you never deserve them.

Here’s another one…

If you talk to a girl and the first girl that you tried to ask says no and she doesn’t want to go on a date with you . .

You’re not just gonna give up on talking to other girls for the rest of your life!

It doesn’t make any sense.

And that’s the exact same mentality that you need to take into your goals guys.

If your goal is something you really want and you know deep down you deserve and this is what you wanna do for the rest of your life..

You’re not just gonna give it up when you have one failure.

For me, it didn’t matter how many failures I was gonna go through.

I knew I was gonna get this goal until it actually happens by falling in love with the process, by understanding and by feeling gratitude every single day.

Because if I don’t, the wealth that you create and the results that you create will leave as fast as it came to you.

And to really enjoy the fact that you have the time in the world . .

Would you rather do four years of your life to learn a skill that you don’t like (for example in a college degree) or would you literally, for 4 years, figure something out where you could do that for the rest of your life?

Imagine doing something that you love that the world needs!

To do that, you literally need to get your head out of your own butt so that you could live a life of freedom and abundance!

If you’re ready for that, the easiest way for me was to actually get a mentor.

I did that.

Because 10 to 20 years could get cut down to a couple years because I’m taking my mentor’s failures and turning them into my own lessons.

You can either learn from your own mistakes but a wise man will literally learn from other people’s mistakes.

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For everyone else, I will see you guys on my next blog!

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About the author 

Mike Vestil

Mike Vestil is the author of the Lazy Man's Guide To Living The Good Life. He also has a YouTube channel with over 700,000 subscribers where he talks about personal development and personal finance.

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