Many of us take stock of our present situation and then try to predict what we think will happen next.
We do this, in particular, with our busy business lives.
Now, in this view the best way to predict the future is to create it for yourself.
And the best way to create your future is to state your goals not only in the way you want them, but also in such a way that you can confidently go ahead and actually achieve them.
And don’t be afraid to use your imagination!
Goal setting is fundamentally critical and it is an advantage to know the optimum way to make your goals happen.
You want to put your goals into your future so that they will happen.
Have you set goals in the past but they fell by the wayside? Many times, I hear!
You frequently scratch your head and start to feel like you have seen the same movie over and again because goal setting exercises seem to be yet another case of déjà vu and culminate in bemusement.
In fact, goal-setting is not dissimilar to the annual, well-meaning, but ultimately pointless wish list we dream up when we consider our New Year’s Resolutions after a mince pie and a few clarets.
Have you ever wondered why?
What is it about goal setting that causes this?
It seems to be a hit and miss process, so we get really specific and clear on the elements needed to make goal setting realistic to make your goals happen.
There’s no point in beating yourself up when setting goals.
If you’ve always managed to get your goals make them more challenging.
If you have never got your goals make them more plausible.
Setting a smart goal or smart goals is the key.
So what is goal setting?
Your goal should conform to the following general, but prescribed set of rules:
- The goal is achievable, realistic but challenging
- The goal is specific and measurable
- The goal is toward what you want and not away from what you don’t want
- The goal is what you really want and not what you should want
- The goal is for you alone
- The goal has a precise date when it will be achieved
- The goal is ecological and its effects are positive for all others
When you internalise a goal you trigger your unconscious mind to make associations with your intended outcome – it is a very powerful technique.
Of course, it still requires action, sometimes taking massive action to achieve your goals.
The crucial point is to write down your goals and take action.
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Goal setting is an important method of:
- Deciding what is important for you to achieve in your life
- Separating what is important from what is irrelevant
- Motivating yourself to achieve
- Building your self-confidence based on measured achievement
Goal setting techniques are used by athletes, business people and high-achievers in all endeavours.
Goal setting gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation.
Reaching your goals will inspire you.
Goals help you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the most of your life.
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This will maximize your personal effectiveness. To enjoy success you must set goals!
Goals can inspire you to even more success.
When you achieve a goal it will inspire you, and you will develop even more confidence.
The cycle is repeated and more success will follow.
Oh, and don’t forget to celebrate your success!