How many times do you have all the right intentions, you reach a point where we want things to change.
Whether it be your Health, our Relationships, your work, your Finances, your Social Life, your Spiritual Life or interconnection.
Well first of all it is important to know What You want to Change and Why?
Then for the Changes to become a Priority, Your Desire to Change has to Be Greater than Your Desire to Remain the Same or in the Same Place
It is Important to Start with Three Things that if you implemented Changes what difference would this make to you and your Life.
The reason for only three things is that if there is too many it will be too daunting and you will be tempted to give up.
Three Things to Consider Before You Start
(1) 100% of goals that are not set are Never Achieved.
(2) 99.9% of goals poorly set with no actions or activities needed to implement. Execution is not put into place so Goals are Not Achieved
(3) 100% of people who achieve their goals are successful because they consciously or unconsciously abide by the 10 Commandments of Goal Setting.
The purpose of this guide of the Ten Commandments of Goal setting is to provide you the tools to implement the practical worksheet which allows you to immediately make active these Ten Commandments.
The big plus here is for you to see your goals being put into place, this goal setting worksheet gives you the opportunity to detail the benefits and pleasure that will come about once the goals are achieved. Reason: Giving you the focus so as to eliminate anything from your life that isn’t paramount to achieving your goals.
Let’s Begin with the Ten Commandments of Goal Setting:
- Thou Shall Write Down Thy Goals
In writing out your goals you have the opportunity to bring absolute clarity to them which makes it far easier to focus, which in turn makes it easier to implement the appropriate decision making steps.
- Thou Shall Be Decisive
You must decide what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it. Then you must be decisive for the rewards are to be found in the constant doing of what’s required, day-in, day-out.
- Thou Shall Be Focused
In addition to being decisive you must be decisive about the things that really matter…that means absolute focus – focus on what’s really important and what needs to be done in order to achieve the goal. However, in order to maintain commitment, the focus must also be on the benefits to be had once the goal is achieved.
- Thou Shall Plan Meticulously
By spending the time in the planning phase you will save in the implementation stage by a factor of 10:1. The planning is an incredible aid to the focusing and the eventual decision making which is integral in the implementation phase.
- Thou Shall Invite & Welcome Others to Assist You
Involve others at every stage of your goal achievement journey – but only invite those who are positive, supportive and prepared to lend you a willing hand from time to time without being judgmental.
- Thou Shall Reward Thyself
Yes, reward thyself because and we want to see many rewards for many good deeds that aid in the achievement of the goal.
- Thou Shall Inspect What They Expect
By constantly inspecting and monitoring the opportunity that exists to make the necessary changes so as to ensure the correct goal achievement course is maintained.
- Thou Shall Maintain Personal Integrity
Only by being true to you can a goal be achieved. Personal integrity ensures that the goal selected is congruent with personal beliefs and that there will be commitment to the commitment of goal achievement.
- Thou Shall Welcome Failure
Accept that from time to time you will fall off the horse…that doesn’t mean you should abandon the trip of achieving your goal. Your job is to get back on the horse, establish a clear focus and be decisive about striding out towards the goal.
10. Thou Shall Take Decisive Action
As due recognition of its importance this commandment concludes the set and is also a repeat of the fundamental message of commandment #2.…and a bonus Commandment
Thou Shall Apply All of These Commandments & Specifically #2 and #10
Choosing Your Goals Make them SMART – Simple, Manageable, Achievable and Give them a Timeframe
Goal Setting Worksheet
Push Goal: This is the goal that is going to give you the strength & courage to achieve your main goal
Responsibility needed for achieving the goal:
Support persons/What you need to learn/Things you need to start with or put into place:
Target Dates for each Goal:
Sub-Goals (or stepping stones)
Measuring Achievement (how will know you have achieved the Goal and when)
Item Specific Action Steps for Achieving
List below the ten major benefits to be experienced once the goals have been achieved & how they can influence any of your Personal Goals- How will you Feel!!!!!
How will your career goals help you achieve your personal goals?
“Remembering if you Do Not Achieve Your Goals the First Time”
Review them, maybe break them down into smaller chunks, then Just keep putting the Necessary Steps into Action
Goals have never been achieved through inactivity: Activity is the only way to achieve your Goals
Goals need to be achievable, but Not Necessarily Comfortable and They need to be Measurable with an End Date in Mind
Depending on the Goal and the importance to you, you may be able to extend the End Date: But “Never Give Up on the Goal”