So how do you know what kinds of goals you want to set? Well, you have to real know yourself before you can set goals that are true to you…..unless you are like I have been and that is stuck in the getting to know yourself. If you aren’t 100% sure that a goal you are setting is true to your values, beliefs and destiny, you may need to go back to the ‘getting to know you’ phase. I would recommend having a look at yourself on this level every so often anyway.
What makes you happy?
If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do?
If you knew you could get it, what would you have?
If you knew it was possible, where would you live?
Who do you like spending time with?
What do you like / dislike about your job or business?
What do you like to do to relax?
These are just a selection of the questions that you should ask yourself before defying your goals.
For example, if you love relaxing by the ocean, it would make more sense to have a goal or living near there ocean, not a fancy high rise apartment just because it’s a current trend.
Another great exercise to do, is work out what the current balance is in your life, and work out how you would like it to look.
We are going to look at 7 core areas of your life.
Health & fitness
Business / career
Spiritual & Mental Well being
You may find some goals can go in more than 1 category eg bike riding (health & fitness plus fun stuff). In these instances I would put the goal in the area that will be more beneficial to you life. In my circumstances bike riding for fitness is probably of greater benefit than bike riding for fun.
A few years ago, a woman suggested to me that if you really wanted to go for a goal, it would be a good idea to write out your 52 reasons for achieving that goal. Can I tell you, it is a very hard exercise, but one that is really worthwhile. I wouldn’t do it for every goal you set – but I would certainly do it for the more audacious goals on your list. It really helps separate the ‘maybe goals’ from the ‘really care goals’. For example, I have 52 reasons for wanting to achieve my health & fitness goals, but there is no way I could come up with 52 reasons for wanting the new Audi SUV!!!!! It’s not that there is anything wrong with having a new car as a goal, but for me it’s not going to change my life dramatically. My current car is great.
What are your 52 reasons for your major goals? Challenge yourself to write them out, for at least 1 goal, and if you’re up for it, send it in to us. Put the reasons out there in the universe and they are more likely to eventuate.