Friday, November 2, 2007

Achieving Goals -- Being

We all have goals that we want to achieve. Sometimes they are really easy to achieve, and sometimes they are elude us big time.

There are lots of things you can do to make achieving goals a fulfilling and satisfying experience -- even those really tricky, pie in the sky, in my dreams kind of goals!
The first major step is to write down your goals in detail. Write down exactly what it is you want to achieve as well as how you will know when you have achieved it. (At this stage, I'm not going to go into this step in any great detail because it will be covered in another post at a later time.)

Okay... now out of your list of goals choose one that you really want to focus on. You are very clear about your goal... you can describe it in detail, you have written it out in detail, you may even have pictures of it (e.g. the kind of body you want, kind of car you want, house, job, relationship).

The next important step in this process is to think about the kind of person you would be if you had already achieved your goal. Write down the qualities you would have if you already achieved what you want. Write down how you would feel, how you would act, how you would present yourself to the world outside, how you would talk, how you would think, how you would interact with others, what values would you have.

If you find are reading this and thinking "I've got no idea how I would feel, and all of that above paragraph" then look at someone who already has achieved what you want to achieve and apply the above paragraph to them. And take your time with this because it is a very important step in the goal achieving process.

Once you have written down all the qualities... start applying them in your own life right now. Start Being the person who's achieved your goal. Start thinking like the person who has already achieved it, start feeling as if you have already achieved it. Start Being each one of those qualities right now!

This really goes a long way in helping you achieving your goals. Each one of these qualities is already in you, is already part of you but all too often we forget them. Become aware of the way you are Being now and Start Being an achiever rather than someone who doesn't quite achieve their goals.

I would be really interested to know what you think about this... so please leave a comment and share your experiences and thoughts.

Best wishes


Sheae said...

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. ~
Zig Ziglar Quotes

Jeanne said...

sheae... thank you for your comment. Yes... the outcome is not as important as the process.

Take care