Goal setting is a powerful and necessary process for building your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn this dream of the future into your crystal reality.
The process of setting goals is your road map to take where you want to go in life. By knowing exactly what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. Here is a Seven Step Method to Goal Setting, which was inspired by Brian Tracy.
Step One: You must decide on exactly what you want. Be absolutely crystal clear about what you want and what is expected of you to achieve your dream and in order of priority. Start with the most important aspects of reaching your goal and then work down hill.
Step Two: Write it Down! It is absolutely imperative that you write down your goals. You must see them through crystallization, meaning you can see it, smell it, touch it. Your goals need to be tangible. I cannot stress how important it is to write down your goals and objectives and revisit them daily.
Step Three: Set a Deadline for Your Goals. (If you are uncomfortable with the word: GOAL, replace goal with promise. Billionaire, Bill Bartmann suggests using "promise" instead. Write down "I promise to myself that I will have this by such and such a date" Whatever it is you want, whether it be money, health, a happier family life, or all of the above, make a promise to yourself.After all, as Bill Bartmann says we don't like to break promises, especially to ourselves.You also need a deadline for reaching your goals.With a deadline there is no real urgency.
Step Four: You will want to make a list of all the things you need to do in order to achieve your goal. Be specific and keep that list in close to you. This list will be your cheat sheet to success.
Step Five: Great! Now that you have your list, organize it in order of importance. Do the heavy lifting first. In the Brian Tracy book "Eat that Frog" Brian says if you had to absolutely eat two ugly frogs, eat the ugliest first. So take on the harder things that you need to do first thing everyday and you will see how much easier your day goes.
Step Six: Take Action Now! Just do something. Take immediate action on your plan, just get it going. Brian Tracy says "An average plan vigorously executed is far better than a brilliant plan on which nothing is done. For you to achieve any kind of success, execution is everything".
Step Seven: Make a Promise. Make a promise to yourself to do something everyday that moves you in the direction of your goal. Make it a daily habit to do what you need to do to achieve YOUR goal. You will be surprised how much you will accomplish. Within 21 days you will go through withdrawal symptoms if you miss just one day of goal building activity.
These are seven easy steps to goal setting. When setting your goals don't be afraid to dream big. Set one or two outlandish goals.
Close your eyes right now and picture your dream home. How does it look, how is the view, how does it smell, who is there with you? Close your eyes now and dream it, feel it. This dream is your ticket to reality. Hold on to it and make it happen.
Okay! Right now grab a piece of paper, or a notebook and a pen and start writing down clearly defined goals. Don't procrastinate. Do it now!
See You at the Top!