Goal Setting Information


5 Steps to Goal Setting Success


Goal setting is the true secret to success in any area of life. But although setting a goal may seem simple, achieving it is usually another question altogether.

Why is that?

Because you will never achieve your goals unless you: (1) know exactly what you want, (2) are passionate about your goal, and (3) have a solid, realistic plan of action. This is what marks the difference between nebulous dreams and wishes - and truly achievable goals!

Many obstacles and challenges will fly right in your face when you're going after a goal. Here are 5 time-tested methods that will help get the success you deserve.

1. Know exactly what your goal is

Your first job is to discover exactly what your goal is. What will achieving that goal really look like? Be as specific as possible about exactly what your desired end result is. Your success will be a measure of your clarity - since an achievable goal plan cannot be created around a nebulous "dream."

If your goal is to create a more successful business, what will that look like? Are you thinking in terms of simply hiring someone else to give you more free time? Are you looking for a very specific monthly profit? Or can your goal be best expressed in terms of a certain lifestyle?

Regardless of what you want, the best way to get it is to first clarify exactly what you want in as much detail as possible. This can be hard work. But without a clear mental picture, you'll never have the focus required to achieve your goal.

2. Be willing to pay the "entry fee"

Success takes dedicated planning and effort. In a way it's like building a house. In the beginning all you have is a rough concept. Then you develop a complete set of plans - and you immediately move closer to success. The same is true of creating a better lifestyle, or a more successful business.

But there's always an *entry fee* to be paid for success.

The entry fee?

Creating more success in your business may mean less recreational time. Writing your own book may require less TV. Being closer to your children may require adjusting your work or social activities.

It's the "full glass" deal. If your life (your time) is already full to the top, there's no room for something new. The entry fee is carving out the time to create that something new.

3. Focus on your goal every day

I'm sure you probably want to achieve your goal as fast as possible. That's why clear mental focus is so very important.

Consistent daily focus is absolutely necessary to "burn in" the new neural pathways you need to create your new goal. Without daily focus, the old mental habits that have kept you from your goal will continue to take over.

This happens automatically - since these old habits replay 24/7 deep in your subconscious mind. The only way to override subconscious anti-success messages is to consciously focus on what you DO want - and build new neural networks!

That's why success is an every-day event.

Re-commit to your goal every day. Don't let your goal take a back seat to the daily tasks and distractions that will try to take over. Life WILL try to get in your way. Just get, and stay, on course every day. Focus on your goal, and on success!

4. Get passionate

One of the most powerful tools in your "success tool box" is having real passion for your goal.

Why passion?

Because intense passionate desire for your goal will help you burn in those new neural pathways even faster. Many, many scientific studies have shown that intense emotion (passion) is a key success tool.

PLUS (and this is really a *big* plus), intense passion will also help you rapidly override any inappropriate old "failure messages" stored in your subconscious mind.

5. Take consistent action

In many ways, actually taking action can be the most difficult step. Successful goal achievement is built by taking one small action after another.

The word is ACTION!

If you commit to take at least one small action each day, your actions WILL add up and make a difference. So avoid sitting back waiting for that big second when everything will magically "just happen."

You CAN create whatever you want in life. The secret is to determine exactly what you want, then pursue it passionately. But remember -- in the end, only action counts! You can't just dream about it! You have to DO IT!

A weekend with Dr Jill's popular goals workbook will set you up for an exceptional 2005. Procrastination IS an action - and just brings more of the same! Take action NOW => Go Get it!

© 2004 All Rights Reserved.

The author, Dr Jill Ammon-Wexler, is a doctor of psychology, pioneer brain/mind researcher, and former advisor to the Pentagon, a Presidential Commission, and numerous top executives and executive teams.

The author of several books and hundreds of articles, she is also the co-founder of quantum-self.com, and the Creative Director of the Self Discovery Community. She can be reached at: drjill@quantum-self.com

Come visit the exciting Self Discovery Community. Discover the most interesting, unusual, stimulating and creative methods of self discovery on the web today! Free sizzling weekly ezine, and the web's first Brain Gym ezone. http://www.quantum-self.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Medical Xpress

Goal setting strategies can influence positive emotions
Medical Xpress
For most people, the sense of happiness derived from a luxurious vacation, a good movie or a tasty dinner at a restaurant may seem short-lived, but what if it were possible to extend these feelings of enjoyment?
Making happiness last longerScience Daily

all 3 news articles »


WHAG - www.localdvm.com

Hagerstown mayor and council hold goal-setting workshop
WHAG - www.localdvm.com
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Hagerstown council and mayor met with city staff on Thursday for a goal-setting workshop. Both the council and the staff discussed what their priorities going forward are. Some of theses included the Urban Improvement project, the ...



Business 2 Community

Goal Setting: Strategies to Ensure You Achieve Your Goals
Business 2 Community
Nearly everything in business and life revolves around goal setting. They can be simple like waking up an hour earlier than you normally do. Or they can be further reaching like purchasing your first house. The point is, goal setting happens daily so ...



The Tribune

Goal setting, a challenge for mentors
The Tribune
For people who are not clear on their career goals, a complete goal setting process can bring in some light. Goals can be short term and long-term but then for employees who are not clear about their career goals, a short-term goal can definitely help.



Goal-Setting Up for Discussion at Long Beach Island School Board Meeting
The SandPaper
Among the items expected to be discussed at the Long Beach Island Consolidated Board of Education meeting next week is setting goals for the current school year. When the discussion first arose last month, the board was divided on whether it was ...



Inside Self-Storage

Fighting 'Zombie Brain': A Self-Storage Professional's Guide to Goal-Setting and Pursuit
Inside Self-Storage
The term “goal” is thrown around so frequently that it's lost a lot of its power. When they think of setting and reaching goals, a lot of self-storage professionals go numb. The following will help you approach your professional and personal objectives ...



Business 2 Community

Let's Get Smarter About Goal-Setting
Business 2 Community
The traditional SMART approach to goal-setting has been drilled into the brains of employees and leaders alike; yet lack of goal clarity and achievement continue to haunt organizations. The challenges of this popular method make focusing on it alone no ...



MyCentralJersey.com

Imagine: Bedminster author focuses on results, rather than goal setting in new book
MyCentralJersey.com
Why is it that some people are able to achieve what they seek in life and others are not? That is the question Jean Oursler seeks to answer in her newly-released book, "The Results Formula: Why Goals Don't Work and Results Do" — published by Marriah ...



Mendota Reporter

Learn how “Emotional Intelligence” can help with goal setting
Mendota Reporter
Donna Honold. PERU - The Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development's (IVAC) next Business Breakfast Seminar will feature “Goal Setting through Emotional Intelligence.” Join the discussion at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept.



Tyler Morning Telegraph

TJC kicks off new year with convocation, begins process of goal setting for next strategic plan
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Tyler Junior College celebrated the start of a new school year and began looking to the future at Tuesday's Fall Convocation. TJC Chancellor Mike Metke recapped the changes the college has seen over the past year and announced a timeline for the ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2007