Goal setting is the best way to build your dreams. But desire has to come first; you’ve got to want something badly. Then goals become the way you’ll manifest your desires. Set specific goals based on your desires, see and feel them happening. Put yourself in that glorious future in your mind. Then get out of the way. There’s no room for doubt or self-sabotage here. To quote Einstein, “Imagination is everything—it is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Here’s the first of SIX steps to create and nail your new life.
Set one to three goals in each of these seven categories: Financial/Wealth, Career/Business, Free Time/Fun, Health/Appearance, Relationships, Personal Development/Learning, Community/Charity. If this feels too overwhelming, just pick your top three goals and focus on those. In time you’ll be ready to add more. This isn’t homework —it should be fun! You’re shaping your future and bringing what you want into your life. How cool to know that this is something you can affect!
Write one goal per index card. Write in the present tense, starting with “I am” and using an active verb. Give it a due date, and then be sure to append “or sooner” to the end as well as “or more” or “or less” to amounts. Example: “I am enjoying weighing 125 or less by December 30, 2009 or sooner,” or “I am celebrating $10 million or more in revenue for my company by January 31, 2010 or sooner.” Now you have your goal deck of seven to 21 cards.
Go through the goal deck at least twice a day. Visualize achieving your goals, experiencing the good feelings associated with your success. After reviewing your deck in the morning, write down three things you can do today to help achieve your number 1 goal. Also write down any ideas that float up while you’re visualizing your success; you’ll act on them later.
To your continued success!
Christine Comaford, Business Accelerator
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author
PS: Go to www.RulesForRenegades.com and download “Goal Setting Worksheet,” “New Illusion Worksheet,” “Future Planning Worksheet,” and see the Personal Development section, too. BUILD a BETTER life.