Today I’d like discuss how to set achievable goals in every area of your life.
Many people feel intimidated by the prospect of setting goals. It may seem easier to journey through life on auto pilot, but it is also worth remembering a timeless axiom: If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.
My Personal Coaching Services help you determine what you would like to accomplish in your life, as well as creating an actionable plan to get the results you want.
The late (and legendary) Sales Guru, Author and Motivational Speaker Zig Ziglar advocated a seven-step program for writing out your goals:
1). State The goal
2). Set The deadline
3). Identify The obstacles
4). Identify the people, groups and organizations that can assist
5). List the benefits to achieving the goal
6). List the skills you need to acquire to attain the goal
7). Develop a plan
The process may seem deceptively simple, but we tend to determine what we believe we can achieve, versus what we are actually capable of achieving. We measure our perceived strengths and weaknesses and often “set the bar” so much lower than our true capabilities, because we have an irrational fear of failure.
Try embedding this simple thought in your consciousness: “I never see failure as failure, but as the positive feedback I need to alter my course and direction.”
Every notable achievement in the history of mankind has been preceded by some form of failure. The most successful among us have failed more times than many have attempted. Failure isn’t defeat, unless you allow it. Failure is a process of elimination. Failure allows you to eliminate the activities that are least supportive of achieving your desired goal.
My personal challenge to you is to take Zig Ziglar’s seven steps, fill them out without imposing any limits on what you believe you “can” or “cannot” do, and call me on my direct line at (803) 416-2846. You will be amazed at the things you can accomplish in life if you simply want them enough, and fully believe in your ability to have them. I look forward to hearing from you!