The important thing is to strive towards a goal which is not immediately visible.

That goal is not the concern of the mind, but of the spirit.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Why Get A Plan?

Arranging your goals lets you achieve more comfort in life. The chief error individuals make is that they set goals to accomplish happiness. Happiness isn’t the real object of your goal. Happiness is something you already have within you all the time. Perhaps you have not completely attained it yet, but it’s already in there.

So today we want to get organized around moving you from considering your goals to accomplishing them. Don’t forget, these are only suggestions. Take what makes sense to you and try it out for a while to see what works best for you.

First, don’t make your goals “oughts” but “wants.”

Goal Journal

Use your journal to track your goals journey. Here you may want to keep a daily or weekly record of your progress including things like affirmations, celebrations, wins, appreciations for your hard work, honors, resistances, obstacles and so forth. Use your goals journal to write goals first and then to re-write them over time. Use it to break your goals into manageable, actionable and do-able steps. Critique your progress on a regular basis and make some notes.

It is absolutely crucial that you get yourself into an inspired, positive and relaxed state of mind, prior to writing your goals. A few ideas for getting yourself into the best state possible include:

  • Meditation
  • Listening to inspiring music
  • Reading something fun or funny
  • Watching an amusing movie
  • Taking a walk in a beautiful place
  • Exercise
  • Prayer

After getting into the proper mental and emotional state, begin your brain storming. Write all likely goals quickly with no editing and no criticism. You can review and prioritize them later. Right now you want to be as original, creative and loose as you can be.

Break your list down into categories

Here are a number of areas of your life to consider when you are developing your goals list:

  • Job
  • Financial
  • Relationship
  • Loved Ones
  • Home
  • Friends
  • Personal Development
  • Wellness
  • Appearance
  • Possessions
  • Fun and Recreation
  • Travel
  • Spiritual
  • Self Respect
  • Service/Community

Goals also fall into variable periods of time.

  • Immediate goals
  • 30 day goals
  • 6 month goals
  • 1 year goals
  • 5 year goals
  • 10 years or more goals

Make sure you can achieve what you want in the time frame you have arranged.

When authoring your goal, state it as if it has already occurred. Put your goals in words that presume that you have already accomplished them. For instance, “I have a new car.”

To get you passionate, invested and motivated, add emotional language to your composed goals. For example, “I absolutely adore and am energized about my beautiful new house in the hills!” Which is much more passionate then “I like my new house.”

As your subconscious continues to manifest things literally, you need to compose specific detailed goals. Use language that’s clear in describing exactly what it is you wish. Pose the goals in favorable terms rather than negative ones.

Check in with yourself to make certain that you are considering what you truly want. Everyine has times when they spend too much time trying to please other people at their own expense. You fall into a trap of wanting be successful by attempting to reach the goals your parents, partner, other acquaintances or relatives wish for you. Think about your own most crucial values and beliefs when developing your goals. For instance, if you value freedom, your goal might be to be self-employed.

Pick goals that you can actually reach in a fair amount of time. Using a point system after you’ve brainstormed is one way to prioritize. Give the peak, primo priority goals a score of 10 out of 10 and the less crucial ones a 1 out of 10.

Break every single goal down into manageable blocks, producing a step by step plan to accomplish it. For instance, if you require a new automobile, first decide precisely what color, model, year and brand you need. Write this down in your goals journal. Then write the particular and specific steps you need to get to your goal line.

Most of the goals we imagine are attainable. Everything in life is best achieved with a plan. Try this system of goal journaling. It’s a good system for those of us who are tactile learners.

You want to use everything you can bring to bare and everything at your disposal to help you achieve your goals. You want to keep your goals fresh in your mind and constantly available to your subconscious working mind.

Now let’s get to work!

Thoughts?

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