When I first got into personal development material, 20 years ago, I got frustrated with all the numerous steps that each author or speaker would teach. I decided I would take all the audios and books on goals and try to find the few characteristics that they all had in common. Then, I did a Bible study on goals. I came up with five simple steps to achieving your goals…Sort of…
This is what I call…Organized Dreaming!
Before we get into the five steps of goal achievement, we need to come up with our “Be, Do, Have” lists. Some people call it their “dream list.” It does not matter what you call it as long as you make one. I offer these FREE worksheets on my website or make your own. Here is how it works.
Get three sheets of paper. At the top of the first page write “Be”, on the top of the second, write “Do” and on top of the third, write “Have.” Then go back to the page labeled “Be” and begin to write down everything you want to “be.” I mean everything! Do not hold anything back, just let your imagination run wild. This is a brainstorming exercise so there are no wrong answers. Write down the crazy, the mundane; the big, the little; the simple, the far-fetched; the ordinary, the extraordinary… write it all!
When you can no longer think of anything to write on your “Be” list, then go to your “Do” list and write down everything you want to “do.” Then go to your “Have” list and write down everything you want to “have.” Remember, there are no wrong answers so let your imagination run wild. Some of your answers will be comical and others will be inspiring… all because of your imagination, and remember, the most powerful nation in the world is… Imagination!
Once you have finished doing all three pages, keep those with you for at least 24 – 48 hours so that when you get another idea you can quickly write it down before you forget it. Continue to let your imagination run wild. Write down even the silly stuff, until you just can’t think of anything else you would like to be, do, or have. Remember, you can always go back and add to this list for the rest of your life. As a matter of fact, I encourage you to do so.
Now it is time to pick a focus goal! Out of your three lists of goals, pick one from each list. If you could only keep one, this is the one you would choose. This should leave you with three goals, one from each list. Now, out of the three selected, pick one goal. Once you pick one goal from your “Be, Do, Have” list (or dream list), you are ready to go through the goals program which includes these five steps:
- Goal: Write down your focus goal.
- Obstacles: What is keeping you from reaching this goal?
- Action Steps: How do I overcome each obstacle?
- Little Bit O’ Help: Who and what is going to help me?
- Set a Date: A goal without a date is not really a goal.
That is it! 5 simple steps to achieving your goals. Five simple steps to making your dreams come true! Now what?
I bring to the table a set of professional skills to help you identify what you really want in life, design action plans to reach those goals and get those things accomplished.
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- discover a path you want to take and
- if I’m the best choice to help you navigate that path.
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