Throughout our lives we have been taught the importance of goal setting – setting your eye on the prize, writing goals down, reading them every day – twice a day or more even, thinking of them before we sleep, when we wake up and yes, even while we are doing something we dislike as it reminds us that the discomfort is only temporary.
Today, a wise associate stated that we should also list those goals that seem impossible right now – something that you couldn’t have even if you used every resource available to you right now. Some of us have a long list of these types of goals as we are deep in debt, have bad credit ratings, we are living from pay day to pay day paying off debt, keeping up with bills, the demands of family and trying to enjoy some leisure time.
Goal setting is something we are either passionate about or we do half heartedly – and I have been guilty of the latter. One thing I have learned, however, is that SUCCESSFUL people set goals, and plan how to attain them!
This is why most of us fail at goal setting. We are told to write down our goals. We do this. We look at them each day. We might even have them posted on the fridge or on a mirror we use every day. Some of use the Law of Attraction and visualise, believe we have achieved the goals we have set but then wonder why that isn’t working either.
Goal Setting doesn’t work without a MAP – Method, Action, Plan (and repeat!)
If you set a goal, write it down, look at it every day, think about it before sleeping and upon awakening – do you think you will achieve it?
Stay tuned. If you seriously want to change where you are at right now, Let’s work together on a MAP.