TEN TOP TIPS FOR SUCCESSFULLY SETTING GOALS!
"Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there's no telling what will happen when you act upon them." ~ Jim Rohn
Would you like to achieve positive results in your life and business? It is possible. This tried and tested goal-setting strategy is an effective way to set and achieve your goals.
My Ten Top Tips are as follows:
1. Write Them Down
By writing down your goals you are showing personal commitment and declaring your intention to succeed, as well as helping to clarify your thinking.
2. Be Specific
Write down goals that are specific, measurable, and positive. Focus clearly on what you desire, not what you lack or want to get rid of from your life.
3. Have a Time Limit
Set a date by which you will have achieved each of your goals. Otherwise, itís like starting a football match without having agreed when the game is to end!
4. Think of the Benefits
Think through all the benefits of achieving your goals, and write them all down. This helps you clarify why they are important to you, visualize and feel what it will be like to achieve them, check how committed you are to working on them - and all this will help energize and motivate you if the going gets tough.
5. Consider Options and Obstacles
How many ways can you think of to achieve your goal? Evaluate the results and consequences of each. What could stop you or cause a problem? And what about subconscious obstacles? Complete this sentence several times to find out more.
I want to achieve (name your goal) but...
6. Make a Detailed Plan
Having chosen your preferred way forward, identify all the actions youíll need to take. This breaks a seemingly big and daunting task down into manageable steps, enables you to plan what to do, prepare for problems, and reduces resistance to getting started.
7. Identify Resources
What skills, knowledge, ability, and contacts do you already have? What additional resources will you require? What changes do you need to make? Realistically review and assess this when making your plan, and ask for extra support as required.
8. Balance and Fit
Check that all the areas of your life are in balance ñ if not, will your various goals make this happen? Will your goals support your long term plans and fit your ambitions, are they worthy of you, do they reflect your values? So while you are building that great career or business, ensure that you are also looking after your health, relationships, fun time, wealth and personal development, etc.
9. Take Action!
Make a start. Take the first step you identified when you formed your plan of action. This is where MOST people either get scared, stop in their tracks, and drop off. They put so much energy into planning - they lose the energy to take action. Or they have a fear of taking action. Do you have a block with actually taking action? If so, sign up for a free hour consultation with me, so I can help you move past this point.
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10. Review and Reward
Set some interim milestones as part of your initial strategy. This means you can check your progress regularly and see that you are moving in the right direction. And as part of this process acknowledge your achievements along the way and reward yourself for everything you accomplish. Celebrate!