I LOVE talking about goal setting. It’s one of my favourite things to do with clients. I help them to DREAM BIG, we work through all sorts of limiting beliefs and then work out an action plan to start implementing STRAIGHT AWAY. I’m an action taker and so I encourage my clients to do the same.
I often write about how to goal set but every body has their own flow. However I do believe there are some fundamental “do’s and don’ts” that everyone should adhere to.
So, get ready for your goal setting process to be streamlined, simplified and made foolproof:
DO: write it down. So often people set a goal in their heads. Well, that isn’t goal setting. That is wishing, dreaming, hoping and praying. You need to bring it into reality. And you first do that by committing it to paper.
DON’T: believe that it is set in stone. The reason why so many people hesitate in writing it down, is that they are afraid they’ll change their minds. Well, that’s ok. The goal you set today is a reflection of who you are in this very moment. You will change and it is likely that your goals will change too. So that’s OK.
DO: write in present tense. Write your goal out as if it has ALREADY occured. “I’m so happy and grateful I am working full time in my business. Life is awesome!”
DON’T: write your goal in the negative. For instance “I don’t want to gain weight”. Turn that into “I want to maintain my weight”.
DO: Go long term future with your VISION and then map out your short term future (6 months – 1 year) based on that vision. Start big and fuzzy then get in close and specific.
DON’T: Make your goal about someone else. For instance “I want to travel around the world with my best friend”. Well, your best friend might think that sounds cool but is not as motivated or as focused on it. So instead, make your goal all about you and what you want to do. If you friend ends up tagging along, the that will be a cherry on the cake.
DO: Take action straight away. Goal setting is great but taking action is even better. If you are feeling the highs of putting together your future vision, keep that flowing as you take your first action steps.
DON’T: Give up a few days in. Each day is a new opportunity for a fresh start. Have someone that can keep you accountable and follow up on your progress.
So there you have it. Just a few key fundamentals to keep in mind when you are goal setting. Did you find this helpful? If you’d like to see more goal setting advice from me or have any questions – hit me up on facebook. Send me a message and let me know what you think.
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