Goals, why would I need them and how can I reach them?
Do you know anyone who sets new goals every year at New Year's Eve? Perhaps you might have already done so as well? It is often treated as a tradition.
But why do we actually do this? Why do we want to make more sport, to stop smoking or to get rid of the annoying extra kilos, especially at the beginning of the new year?
Perhaps we think of it as a moment of a new beginning, which makes us think about what we really want to change and what to achieve? But do you have to wait for New Year's Eve?
And after all, it would certainly be interesting to know how many of the good New Year's plans will survive January, or will be even implemented long-term? What’s your guess?
I would like to help you to make your wishes come true, by forming goals, which are successfully implemented. Let's start with the first part today.
- As a first and most important step you should have a vision!
- Only if you know what you want, you can think about how you get there. This is actually the most beautiful part, because you can dream of what your ideal life looks like. If this is difficult for you, imagine how you wake up in the morning and all your wishes have come true. How does your day look like?
- Do also pay attention to the details and use all your senses. Does it smell e.g. like coffee, when the man or woman of your dreams is serving you fresh coffee in bed? Or does the sun always shine and warms up your skin on the way to work in the convertible?
Take 15 minutes and write down these visions. We will work with this list later.
- Why don’t all my dreams and desires come true?
- Are these not goals? Perhaps you want to own a big house and / or car, to have a thriving business or the partner of your dreams. What makes the difference, whether a desire becomes a goal and whether it is achieved?
First, you have to be aware of what you want to achieve and then commit yourself to it.
In order to motivate this process, there is a formula that is abbreviated as SMART:
- S = Specific; i.e. the objectives must be clearly defined
- M = Measurable; Search for measurability criteria (e.g. 2x / week to the gym)
- A = Attractive; the goal must be desirable and appealing to you
- R = Realistic; stay to the facts, the goal must be somehow in reach, otherwise frustration is assured (see T)
- T = Timed; set a fixed date, when your goal should be achieved
(and of course, several milestones are leading you to the bigger goal)
- It is best to keep your goals in writing. According to a study by Dr. Gail Matthews (Dominican University California), goals are more internalized and significantly more achieved by those you have previously written them down. And who does not want to be an achiever?
For further insights into the art of goal setting do not hesitate to contact me and ask for your free video or participation at a webinar about goalsetting, including methods of visualization and their use, conquering one’s weaker self etc.
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`Silent, unconscious Learning´
Did you know that you learn constantly? You learn by imitation. Even if you do not realize it or even want it. And of course you are not imitating just the positive attitudes, but it might be anything from those in your proximity. What kind of influence does this have on you? Would you like to change the results? Do you like to get a better, more fulfilled live? Be aware who is `uploading information´ on your `hard disk´(brain). Maybe you would like to assure that your unconscious learning process is influenced by the right environment. It is up to you to create it.