As seen in Best Ever YOU! Magazine
Okay, who doesn’t want to be their best? I mean really, anyone who wants to be truly happy, understands reaching your full potential is a prerequisite to being your BEST EVER YOU! Being your best naturally includes striving for excellence, living your passion, and achieving your personal goals.
What will accomplishing your goals do for you?
1. Increase your self-esteem.
2. Inspire daily living.
3. Make a difference in the world.
Setting goals is to be your very best, is the most unselfish act you could ever do. Why? Because when you are at your best, you are more likely to be an effective instrument to help others be their very best too.
3 Simple Steps to Achieving Your Goals
1. Create a Goal Mission Statement
Define your goal – and WHY you want to make it happen.
If you don’t know where you want to go, then it won’t matter what you do. You must have a clearly written goal complimented by the benefits resulting from achieving the goal.
“I want more more money,” is a goal, but not one you are sure to stay motivated in achieving if you don’t have the passion to power the momentum on a daily basis. Having more money is usually a byproduct of something else you are striving to accomplish.
“I want more money so I can do more marketing in my business to reach more people to inspire them to start theirs,” is a clearly defined goal with a mission statement.
Write down yours…
2. Visualize the Experience
How do you feel – Create the experience of achieving your goal.
Studies show your mind can’t tell the difference between a real experience and the one you imagine. It is critical you experience in your body, the feeling of achieving your dream in order to keep you focused in attaining the desired result.
New actions are inspired by the new feelings you want to experience. These new feelings are a result of new thoughts. You need to connect your goal to a feeling which is real for you. A specific tangible result.
Engaging all your 5 senses is a game changer. How do you feel? What do you see? What do you hear? Identify what is happening around you when you achieve the benefit of your goal.
In the example given above, this might look like, “A new client is approaching me in a sold out seminar event, enthusiastically thanking me for helping her move from fear to faith and start her own business.” Wow! I feel lighter than air!
Now your turn..
3. Sabotage Yourself for Success
Surround yourself daily with people, resources, and images which Inspire.
Consider this mind vitamin therapy to feed your whole soul. You must have discipline to take your positive energy, to remain empowered to follow your goal to completion.
Organizing your day to help you build your success in every way,is what this step is all about. Place pictures, affirmations, quotes, or any item which consistently ignites a feelingof excitement towards achieving your goal, in places your will inevitably visit throughout your day. A bathroom mirror when brushing your teeth in the morning, your car going to work, your computer, or even by your coffee pot. Wherever you know you will be going, or whatever you will be doing, is the perfect place for your successful sabotage reminder.
In the example we’ve been using, this might look like taking a magazine picture which reminds you of how it will feel to hear someone come up to you and tell you that you changed their life. It might be your favorite quote taped to your fridge which states, “If we don not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.”
What is your successful sabotage tool(s) and where will you place it(them)?
You can never review often enough the progress you’re making toward achieving your goal – nor celebrate the little success along the way.
Statistics prove people who are having fun are more likely to persevere in any activity. Keep your focus on the “Why” you want to achieve your goal, the benefits to you and others, and keep that visualization and emotional good feelings front and center throughout your day.
Remember, if you don’t share your unique brilliance in the world, who will?
Deb Scott, BA, CPC is author of the award winning motivational book The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue - Turning your upside down world right side up!, a certified professional coach at Discover the Amazing YOU! Coaching, and radio host of the new hit Best People We Know Radio Show! on Blog Talk Radio. Deb can help you step into your greatness today!