your values become your thoughts
your thoughts become your words
your words become your actions
your actions become your habits
A simple way of looking at this – a true goal is not a “I should do this” but “This is who I truly am.” A true goal brings you into alignment with who you truly are. My friend always says “Don’t should on yourself!” There is nothing inspiring about trying to do what “you should do.” That is critical in the goal setting process. If you find the goal you create today ultimately does not inspire you – give it up!
Here’s the secret to goals – if you take on one goal that inspires you, that you build some real momentum and success in– it will impact all areas of your life!! It is holographic in nature. You will, by the very nature of transformation, alter many areas of your life. Yes, even areas not connected to the goal. Sweet, huh?
My value: Spirituality
My goal: I spend the first 10 minutes of each morning in prayer and silence.
It is important when you set a goal to state in present tense and to think in terms of moving towards a desired outcome versa moving away an unwanted situation. As Anthony Robbins suggests stepping out of the “change myself” paradigm and stepping into a “progressing” view.
A great example of this is: A change goal is “I will exercise every day.” A progressing life goal is “I take evening walks with my husband after dinner each night.” Embedding my exercise within my value of inspiration with my husband and being outside has it more compelling for me to actually do it. This goal is more likely to have me committed and successful. The difference I see it will make in my life is being connected to nature, time alone with my husband, and feeling vitality walking.
|Values: Spirituality and Beauty
Goal: To spend 1 hour Saturday morning in the back yard gardening.
Compelling Reason: to be deeply connect to the seasons of the year
2.) Use these quick questions:
1. What will I do?
2. How much?
4. How often?
5. What are my compelling reasons?
- What will I do? Meditate and pray.
- How much? 5 minutes
- When? First thing in the morning
- How Often? Every day!
- Compelling Reasons: a deep sense of inner peace and vision for my life
My Resulting Goal: I will meditate and pray first thing every morning for five minutes.
Goal: I will eat three meals a day with lusciously prepared whole foods with no eating between meals.
- Begin with something you feel inspired to do.
- Choose goals that are both realistic and achievable. Start small.
- Write it down. Use the workbook sheet on this post.
- If you find yourself not doing your goal, ask yourself: What is my compelling reason for this?
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