It is that time of year again, we can reflect back on the goals we have achieved in the year closing, and we now can turn our sites on the goals for the new year beginning. However, so many of us sometimes set ourselves up for disappointment because the goals we set are not what we really want. The following Goal Setting and Achieving tips will assist you in setting and accomplishing your loftiest goals. A goal that you can believe and achieve! You can download the worksheets at the end of the post.
Set your goal, because your own goal will give you the thoughts and ideas you need to grow in awareness. For you all things are possible.- Bob Proctor
Before we begin
Make sure you have at least one hour free. This is going to take some work and you need to invest the time it deserves. Remember what you ask for you will get so let’s be real clear.
Step One: Take Pen to Paper
Take a piece of paper and write down 30 things that you want. At this stage of the exercise have some fun and just write 30 things you want. Go for it and stretch yourself and write down anything you want. The universe is your catalog so go for it what do you want, let those inner desires come free and put them on paper. The main thing is just write, do not think about it, just write what ever comes to your mind.
Step Two: Let’s Clean it Up
You now have a list of 30 things you want! That was fun right? Now what we are going to do is break these down into groups of 10. Take a sheet of paper and put 3 columns on it. Label one column A, another one B, and the third one will be C. Now go to your list and read through it and prioritize the goals with A being the most important and C being the least. Remember, only 10 in each column so this is the time to think about what you wrote in the first step. Start to dig and see what is really important to you right now!
Step Three: We are getting Clear Now!
Now comes the fun, we are getting close to our goal. At this point you will have 3 lists of 10 wants, prioritized from most important to least important goals. Now we are going to go a little further and prioritize each list from 1 to 10. So in column C you will have a C1 all the way to a C10 and you will do this for each column. Now you have an A1 Goal. This is what is really important to you right now, this is what you want! The process we just went through brought you to this point and now you know what you really want to achieve first.
Step Four: Set up the action!
Now you have a A1 goal and we need to start to feel and move towards the goal. Decide when you want to achieve this goal, an exact date! Now write down the goal in present tense as if we have already achieved it. Write it on a small card and keep it with you all the time, read it as often as possible. Put, a little card beside your bed with you goal, read it when you go to bed, read it when you wake up. Picture yourself already achieving the A1, feel what that is going to feel like! Live it in your minds eye!
That is your goal, now you must take action towards it. I have included some worksheets to help with that. Do some action towards your goal each and everyday, the best way to do this is to Plan your day every night and include 6 action steps each day to take you to your goal.
Now some things to remember, this A1 Goal should be scaring you a little right about now. If it doesn’t go through the exercise again and push yourself a little more. Take action everyday toward it, that will move you towards the goal. Visualize the goal as if you have already achieved it. Next week, I will give you some exercises to help you with that process. For now just take a few minutes 2-3 times a day to sit and be silent and picture the goal in your minds eye with as much detail as possible.
What are you plans for 2009, how do you set goals?