Setting Goals

Let’s dream a little…

Let’s set some goals.

This is your life you’re planning!

Find a quiet spot where you won’t be interrupted, and take some time to just dream…  Get an image—a vision—of how good your life can be and the person you would like to become.  Don’t place any limitations on yourself, your current skill level or abilities.  What do you want to accomplish in life?  What would you really like to do?  As best you can, define exactly what you want.

Make a list of everything you can think of that you’re going to have to do to achieve your goals.  When new action steps arise, add them to your list.

Now prioritize your list.

I use a five-column chart with these headings:  1)  Date  2) Action Step   3) Outcome and Evaluation  4)  Adjustment  5)  Continue…?

Date:   WHEN will I take action?

Action Step:   What do I need to DO?

Outcome/Evaluation:   What was the outcome?  How did it go?

Adjustment:   What ADJUSTMENTS do I need to make?

Continue?:   Do I continue taking this action?  Or do I revise it or take a different action?

In his book Unlimited Power, Tony Robbins lays out what he calls the Ultimate Success Formula.  Here is the essence of it:

1.  Clearly decide what it is you’re absolutely committed to achieving.
2.  Take immediate action.
3.  Note what’s working and what’s not.
4.  Alter your approach until you achieve the results you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.

Pretty basic approach.  But it works.

Beware!  Putting your goals in writing and getting a clear vision of the life you want is a powerful step toward making it a reality!



About Joe McDowell

Joe McDowell is a Life Coach who challenges his clients to stop settling for less than their best, to start using their gifts, and begin living the life of their dreams. If you're dissatisfied with any aspect of your life, read this blog!
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