Goal setting is an exercise that you’ve been advised to do over and over throughout your life. It’s an incredibly powerful practice, but most people aren’t doing it right.
Goal setting works, but not its own. At New Image we set goals and implement and execute action plans with our clients and get results.
The tricks to successful goal setting are frequency, discipline and excitement.
Here are my steps to goal setting that works. Use these tools to create desire and execute!
Set goals with a clear outcome
You’ve got to be able to imagine your outcome. Not just any result but a result that excites you and makes you FEEL something.
Give yourself some personal time and space to dream about what you would like to achieve. Imagine you have already achieved it.
How does it feel? What can you now do? How do you look?
Write down with clear detail what you imagine as your goal.
What’s your motivation?
What’s the reason for you to achieve this goal?
If you’ve imagined a goal that is significant to you, I’m sure you’ll be able to think of enough reasons WHY you need to achieve this goal.
Get ready to feel some emotion and attach those feelings to the achievement of your goal.
What’s the plan?
Goals are useless without action.
Write a massive action plan that you can start on immediately to move towards your goals.
Get the ball rolling immediately and take action as soon as you write down your goals, your reason and your plan. The first action you take may be a small one, but it’s all about creating MOMENTUM!
Associate massive pain to with taking action and loads of pleasure with getting momentum towards your goals.
These are the questions to ask yourself:
“If I do nothing, how will I feel?”
“When I take action, move towards my goals and achieve them through continuous action, what pleasure will I feel?”
Write down your goals every day
Even though by now you’ve performed the exercise of imagining your ideal life when you’ve achieved your goal, life is far from ideal.
You have so many responsibilities that managing those alone can feel overwhelming, and these everyday obligations can derail you from achieving your goals. That’s why taking five minutes every day to write your goals down is so valuable. It’s a simple exercise that you can do over breakfast that keeps those goals front of mind.