Now that we have all the goal setting parts covered, I’m going to give you a quick revision. Once you’ve read all the other parts (1-6), then you can quickly read this revision to refresh your mind about the goal setting process 😉
1. Consider the 7 steps (or rules) to goal setting when thinking about your goal:
-The past doesn’t equal the future
-Anything you can dream and believe, you can create
-Let your mind go crazy
-Forget about the opinions of others
-Write and read your goals as often as you can
-Have a dream book
-Tap into the reticular activating system
2. Then ask yourself: What do I want? What’s my outcome? Write it down on a piece of paper. Remember you need to think about a SMART goal:
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Oriented.
3. Next ask yourself: Why do I want this? What will I feel when I achieve my goal? And why is it so important to reach this goal? Will I get anything from it?
4. Now you know your goal you can start making a plan. Write down your goal. Then write down all the actions that need to be taken in order to achieve that goal (if you want to win a race, one action might be going for regular runs). After you’ve done that you can write down the order in which these actions have to be taken and how long it will take to complete each action (if something has to be done consistently then you can just write down how long it will take). Now you just need to work out when you can complete each action and you can fit it in your time schedule (the daily calender on the iphone is good becasue you can write down how long each event will take).
5. This step is the most important one: You need to follow through with your goal and commit to your plan. Don’t give up! Always think of your outcome, the thing you want to achieve when working on your goals! Things like making a dream board, anchoring, quotes and meditation might also help!
6. One last thing: Set goals for about 4-6 different key areas of your life. These are called categories. This will help you keep your life balanced out through all areas. Some of your categories might include family, friends, school, hobbies, money, health or whatever other things you might think are key areas. Then pick your top goal for each of your categories and stick to it!
I hope this post has helped you to get a bit of an overview of the goal setting process again. Good luck with all your goals! I hope all your dreams come true and don’t ever let go of them! 🙂