Posts Tagged ‘personal goals’

Harness The Power Of Goal Setting

Monday, February 21st, 2011

There is nothing in life as powerful as mastering the skill of goal setting and there is no other skill that can take you farther. Thus, if you are going to master one skill in life, it should be the skill of proper and effective goal setting.

Runner Hurdling, Dreams are PossibleGoal setting is powerful and it will take you to the places you have only imagined. It will lead you straight down the path of your dreams.

So how do you harness this powerful skill? You study, read, practice and find a teacher or a mentor. You master goal setting the same way you acquire any other skill in your life.

Your goals must be written, specific, realistic, have a purpose, and a deadline. You must create a plan and then take the actions steps in that plan.

When you begin taking action, you will not allow anything to stop you. You are unstoppable, you are focused and determined; you believe in yourself and in your goals.

When you believe, you shall achieve.

Assess Yourself | Short Self Assessment

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Do you know what you want in life? Do you know what you want to DO, BE and HAVE? To have the ultimate life, get clear on what you want and create a map of your journey.

Begin with the questions below and start laying out your course.

Career

    Are you happy with your career or do you want more?
    What would you rather be doing?
Healthy Heart

How healthy are you?

 

Health

    What are your eating habits?
    What are you doing to stay healthy?
    Are you getting enough sleep?
    What is your optimum weight?

 

Relationships

    Do you have a close family bond?
    Do you have a best friend?
    Do you have someone you can lean on in times of need?

Life

    How could you have more fun in life?
    What would make life more pleasurable?
Financial Maze

Which way do I go?

 

Financial

    What is your debt level?
    What is your financial plan for the next year?
    What is your financial plan for retirement?

 
 

Personal Growth

    What are you doing to promote your personal growth?
    If you could learn anything, what would it be?

Life’s purpose

    What is your life’s purpose?
    Have you written your life’s purpose?

Now that you have answered some of these questions, your journey should be a bit clearer. Know where you are going because you cannot arrive at your destination if you do not have one.

Who gives you advice?

Who gives you advice?


When you need some guidance, ask for it. When you don’t know what your next move is get a mentor who can help you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and advice.

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell

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Veterans Appreciation

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

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Ken and I (Shanna) appreciate the freedoms we enjoy every day. We feel we have a great opportunity to give back to our veterans, and to those currently serving in our military, or their spouses here on the home front…Thank you!

We are offering 10 free memberships per month to those who have so bravely served, or are serving, our country. Each month we will offer 10 free program enrollments. Please review our program by clicking on the word “mentoring” above in the tab section or at the bottom of this post before submitting a request. We would like to know that you are committed and that you feel this program will be of value to you. We want to keep spots open to those who truly want to use the program to improve their lives.

This will be on a “first come first served” basis. We reserve the right to expand this free program when the need arises. :)

If you are a veteran or veteran’s spouse, who could truly benefit from our program, please leave a reply at the bottom of this post or send me an email: shanna@goalsmentor.com. You will be personally contacted via e-mail; no spam, no bulk mail….personally, just like our Goals Mentor program….personal.

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• Name
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New and Exciting Excerpts from our Live Q&A Calls

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

We have just posted some exciting new excerpts on our Video and Audio page. These questions are from live calls and real questions our members have presented. The live interaction in our program is thrilling and unique, not just a box of CDs in the mail!

We hope you will take the time to listen to some of the outstanding answers to questions that people just like you want to know about! The following two excerpts are just a sample of what you will find on the audio page.Live training call excerpt

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You will find more excerpts of our live interaction with our members on topics such as

    Affirmations
    Be Do Have Exercise
    Planning
    Sleep and Health

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Goals Give You Control Over Your Life AUDIO

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Do you have things you want to accomplish but you never seem to get around to taking action? Setting goals is a powerful and effective way to get results. That is what our program is all about; teaching, motivating and being there for you.

Enjoy this audio clip which is taken from a live Q&A we held for our members. Ken talks about how goals make you accountable and how they help you gain control over your life.

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Our lessons and live calls teach effective goal setting, time management, how to break bad habits and then how to create good habits, how to motivate yourself, and much more. You will be more self confident and your quest for self improvement will become a way of life.

Visualize Your Dreams

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Visualization is a key factor in staying motivated. Your mind activates and starts working on your dreams every time you “see” your goal.
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Using visualization is easy when you use a dream board. A dream board is a collage of your goals. Simply create a dream board and hang it where you will see it regularly.

To build your dream board, these are some of the items you will need:

    • Poster board or cork board
    • Pictures or words of your goals
    • Glue, tape, or tacks

Arrange your words and pictures in a fun manner and attach them to your board. Hang your dream board in your shower (using a large waterproof zipper bag), next to your mirror, bed, or in your work area and look at it often.

Stay motivated and energized by starting every day with visualization of your future!

The “To-Do-List”

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Mental vs. Written vs. Honey-Do


The infamous To-Do List…

I think we all know about this nifty little tool in our lives. There are different kinds of To-Do lists: the Mental List, the Written List, and the all time favorite, Honey Do List. All of these can be effective tools, although, they do differ in their effectiveness.

The “Mental List”

This list is used by all of us. We all ponder over the things we want to get done, the things we need to get done, and the things we wish we could get done. The main problem with the Mental List is its vastness. It can be as big as our minds will allow it to be. The Mental List, along with its vastness, is usually not as organized as it should be and can be overwhelming. It is ever-changing and forming to meet our immediate needs.

The flexibility of the Mental List is another of its downfalls. We can easily place obstacles in our own way. We can all find reasons, or excuses, why we can’t get something done. On this list, it is far too easy to put things off until tomorrow. With the Mental List we often retreat to the comfort of our own mind, where we justify our actions with the very secure feeling that someday these things will be done, and when they are, all things will be okay. This shows the ineffectiveness of the Mental List. A good friend of mine once told me “The Mental List is wonderful…….a wonderful waste of time.”

The to-do list, Honey-do list, goal setting, getting organized, time managementThe “Written List”
This is the most effective of all the To-Do lists. Its simplicity is its most powerful characteristic. It is not as easily changed as the Mental List.

The Written List is firm and works best if kept brief and prioritized. One of the best features of the Written List is the act of crossing off items as they are completed. Not only are things getting done, but you see the list getting smaller. This simple reward of a shrinking list has a very large impact on your subconscious mind. Your mind will then motivate you to do the next task, as it loves to be rewarded.

Another advantage of the Written List is that your creation of obstacles is more difficult. If there is, in fact, an obvious obstacle to a particular task, it is best to write down that obstacle as its own task. A good example of this happened to me recently. I had to rake the leaves from my yard but before I could do that I had to buy a new rake. I simply put that obstacle on my To-Do list as “Buy a new rake.” Once that was completed, I had no reason NOT to rake the leaves from my yard. One easy step….two things off the list! If I were using the Mental List I could have easily put this off until the snow flew. The Written List holds you accountable to yourself, and it works.

The “Honey Do List”
This list can come in two forms, the verbal and the written. I’m sure most of us would prefer to hear the Verbal List. Why? Simple; as with the Mental List, it can easily be overcome by merely stating that you forgot or some other lame excuse. This may work a few times but, more often than not, the author of this verbal list will quickly recognize their error and present you, as if by magic, a Written List.
Now you have two lists. That in itself, can become overwhelming. The easy remedy to this situation is to move the things from the Honey-Do List to your Written List.

Conclusion
I must admit I was a victim of the Mental List strategy. My wife, on the other hand, has used the Written List exclusively for years. The difference was she was getting things done and I was simply talking a big game, with no real results. She did try to convert me many times, but I held fast to my beliefs and paid the consequences with constant inefficiency. The why, when and how to all of this can be learned and fine tuned by simply visiting www.goalsmentor.com and enrolling in their straightforward course. The fact is, she finally convinced me to try it. I now use the Written List and it works like a charm.

Positively Altering Your Views

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Sometimes it is a challenge to make changes in our life because certain things may seem like a chore to us. Positively altering the way you perceive the changes you are making will produce better results and propel you more quickly toward your goals.

Here are some examples:

I have to manage my time. Change to: I have my priorities straight.
I am dieting to lose weight. Change to: I have changed my relationship with food.
I am working to change my life. Change to: I am transforming my life.
I must always think about self improvement. Change to: I live consciously.

Do an exercise right now.

Write down the changes you are making in your life that you discern to be a chore.

Now, positively modify these transformations.

From today forward, think and talk about these changes with your new and improved declarations!

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The Importance of Goal Setting

Friday, June 4th, 2010

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You can achieve what you desire.

 

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Morning and Evening Affirmations

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

What starts your day perfectly?  Are you a morning person or a night owl?  Either way, these two affirmations should help you feel better and be more productive.

Say this in the evening:

I am waking up at  __( time ) a.m._  in the morning because I know it creates the time to get the things done that will lead toward the achievement of my goals.  I am so excited about reaching my goal of __( insert goal )___.      I am going to bed at  __( time ) p.m.__  and I will feel great tomorrow because ________  hours is plenty of sleep for me to feel great and to be able to achieve what is truly important to me.

 

Say this in the morning:

I enjoy waking up each morning at  __( time )a.m.__  because I know it creates the time to get the things done that will lead toward the achievement of my goals.   I had plenty of sleep and I feel great!  I will do the most important step toward reaching my goal of ________________ first, before anything else, because that is what is truly important to me.

Note:  If you wake up 1 hour earlier or go to bed 1 hour later, whichever works best for you, and you devote that 1 hour to your goals, you will gain 7 hours per week which is almost 1 full workday.  Each year you will accumulate approximately 50 extra work days! 

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Achieving Goals Successfully

Monday, November 9th, 2009

At Goals Mentor, we want to make a difference in people’s lives. We provide an environment that is conducive to your success. This is the reason we have created a membership program for individuals who desire more than just a workbook or a CD.

We think our involvement with you and our availability to you during this program is one of the keys to your overall success in setting and achieving your goals.

In our program, we walk you through the steps and guide you through the actions you should be taking through conference calls, emails, worksheets, and other tools on the membership website.

To get you started we are offering a free 35 minute audio packed full of information. Request your free audio today!

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First Step in Setting Goals

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The very first thing you need to do in the goal setting process is to begin with the end in mind.  In other words, how does the movie end? 

Once you can see the end, you need to ask yourself a question.

What is the purpose of my goal?  Having a purpose will give you reasons to pursue your goal.  Each day the choices you make are easy because you have a purpose. 

Everyone will have a different purpose but it should have a positive outcome and should make a difference in the lives of one or more persons.  You may have more than one purpose so include all of your purposes. 

Now that you know the reason you are pursuing a goal, write a present positive statement.  What this means is to write a sentence in present tense as if your goal has already been achieved.

Example 1:  Your end of the movie is that your children will be educated, successful adults and you want to provide the means for that outcome.

Write:  My children are happy and successful.  I provided love, encouragement and financial assistance helping them through college which aided in them becoming responsible adults.

Example 2:  Let’s say your end of the movie is that you are financially free from debt.

Write:  I am debt free and have the freedom and time to ____________________.

This is a brief description of step one on setting goals.  Think it through and write down your purpose.

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How Goals Impact Your Life

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

In our post Plan Your Life, we promised to help you understand how significantly goals can impact your life.  When you set goals and follow the steps to achieve those goals, you will be amazed at the positive outcome it will have on you and your life.

By setting goals in the financial area, you can plan for financial independence so you don’t have to rely on anyone else. You should be able to choose to work; choose to do as you please.

By setting a goal of physical fitness and nutrition, it will enable you to accomplish anything you want. You will be healthy and fit and your mind will be clear, enabling you to reach for and work toward your goals.

By setting a goal of spiritual fulfillment, you will understand who you are and why you are here. You will know your purpose in life and be able to strive for that purpose.

By setting a goal of emotional stability, you can accept personal responsibility for your successes and failures. You will be able to deal with any emotional challenges that cross your path in life and continue to move forward instead of being dragged down.

Your goals will be specific to your life and the direction you want to go. The four examples above show how using just these four areas could impact the decisions you make every day.

The Importance of Goals in Your Life

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

In the last post, we promised to share some reasons why goals are essential.  Understanding the true importance of having clear specific written goals is the beginning of your journey to success.
 

The key to happiness is having dreams.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.

   Goals and why they are vital:  

  • You can’t hit a target you can’t see. There is no possible way of you getting what you want in life until you know exactly what you want. With goals you’ll be able to hit the bull’s eye.
  • Goals generate enthusiasm and give you a purpose with direction. With the excitement your goals create, you’ll work toward your objective with unfettered drive and determination.
  • Goals create confidence. They motivate you toward achievement with unshakeable assurance.
  • Goals produce discipline – making you mind yourself. Desire without discipline is disastrous. By just going through the actions you will confuse activity with achievement. Shuffling papers and not getting anything accomplished is just action; Tension relieving, not goal achieving.
  • If you don’t have goals, you are forced to focus on obstacles. Once you set a goal every decision you make all day long will affect that goal achieving or not achieving process. If you know the goal, you can say “Will this get me closer to my goal or farther from it?” It makes every decision process easy. It’s really simple when you have goals; there is no frustration or conflict.
  • You are successful if you have goals. Success is a journey not a destination. You become successful when you start working toward your goals. The definition of success is the continuous journey toward the achievement of predetermined worthwhile goals. Enjoy the journey.
  • Clear specific written goals fire up your reticular activating system (RAS) which a goal seeking region of your brain. RAS is responsible for motivation and achievement. It creates the process of arriving at a goal once the goal has been defined.
  • Your goals are an extension of your values. Goals keep your values in the forefront. Happiness is when you are living consistent with your values. Know what your values are and set goals from them.

What do you want?   You can achieve anything you want in life.

The key to success is making dreams with
a deadline come true.

 

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