Lifestyle Design

Setting Goals

“All men dream, but not all equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recess of their minds, wake up to find it was all vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they act their dreams with open eyes, and make things happen.” T.E. Lawrence

Your goals, dreams and desires need to be taken out of the mind and written down, They come to life by when you get into action. I have spoken to individuals who had very high hopes for themselves and for many of the goals they had in mind, but have never gotten past the first step of GO. If this is you right now, you can still make it all happen by applying some easy strategies that work if followed consistently and with willingness.

The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. That is what helps make your dreams become your reality. It is all in the doing! Did you know that by writing your goals down on paper you increase your chance of chance of success tremendously? Of those who write their goals down, 80% of individuals are more successful and of those 80%, sixty percent who have some form of accountability do succeed. So in simple terms your success rate of achieving your goals increases greatly by writing your goals down and then by being accountable to yourself in some way or form.

To know what you really want you need to take the time to be specific. Broad generalizations such as “I want to be happy”, I want to be rich.”, “I want a big house”, are not specific enough and that is the reason why it is difficult to even really imagine it. These general statements are very vague with no outline or specifics. It is the same as going to a car show room to buy a car and saying to the salesperson, “I want to buy a new car.” Without giving the salesperson some details, they cannot help you. What make, what model, what color, what kind of leather or material interior and what kind of fuel – gas or diesel? It is the same with your goals. Just as if you were going to buy a car or plan a vacation abroad, you need to be more specific in stating your goals and plans.

Taking stock right now is a very important step in the process of getting what you want. Do not be too eager to move forward on your goals before you are clear about what you want. If you want to get certain outcomes in your life it is essential that you are clear about your dreams and goals and how they inspire you.

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