Get specific about what you want. Write it down. Statistics show that goals that are written down are achieved easier than if they are just “ideas” floating in your head. Be very clear with the language you use inside your head before you write anything down. Ask yourself:
- What do I want?
- What will that do for me?
- How will I know when I have it?
- What will I see?
- What will I hear?
- How will I feel?
- What action do I have to take?
- How can it monitor this?
- How realistic is this?
- When do I want this by?
Now crank it up a bit. Imagine in your mind what you will see, imagine what you will hear, get a sense of how you will feel when you have achieved the goal you are now setting yourself. Here are a few areas to consider where you can set goals:
· Health & Fitness
· State of mind
· Personal development and learning
The brain is a question-answering piece of magnificence. So get specific asking yourself inside your own head what you want when goal setting. If you close your eyes when doing this, you will get better results.
Steps to achievement
Stick with one goal. One that is really meaningful to you. Pick one of the areas above or perhaps something else you would like to achieve. If you are unhappy in any of these areas, you will know. Tackle it head on. No one can make the change for you. Only you can do that.
I’ve tried before and it didn’t work
Stop making excuses. You either want to change or not. It takes a month for your mind to get used to the idea that you actually genuinely want to change. So stick with it.
Monitor your goal:
You have made a goal. Now how are you going to monitor it? Remember if it is not measured, it’s not done!
What specific action do you need to take to ensure you are achieving your goal?
Some goals fail because they are not realistic. Make sure your goal is genuinely realistic.
Get specific about a date by which you want to have achieved your goal. Make it realistic. Put the date in your diary, work back from this date and get a sense of what needs to be done so you can positively achieve your goal.
If you are lucky enough to have a friend who is setting goals as well, you can be an accountability buddy for each other. Check in with each other weekly and help each other with support and encouragement.
Some people like to keep their goals to themselves. That’s fine. Keep chipping away at your goal. I had a client recently who set a goal a year and a half ago to get rid of five and a half stone. He just kept going even thought it was hard, but he achieved his goal. Imagine how good he feels in himself. You can too.
Coaching, NLP and Hypnotherapy are wonderful tools to help you achieve those goals you want. Hope the above helps.