If you can see how your goal will improve your life or the life of others will it become a meaningful goal for you that will keep you motivated on your journey towards the achievement of your goals.
Here are 3 Goal Setting Activities to keep you on track.
SAFE goal setting.
The SAFE approach to goal setting takes account of one very important aspect of goals which the SMART approach tends to neglect; that is people have needs and values that influence what they want to achieve. Individuals differ in their values. Values determine whether a particular goal is rewarding, so in SAFE goal setting you should:
- See your goal
- Accept that your goal is a good one for you
- Feel your goal emotionally
- Express it
Goal setting sheets
Goal setting sheets help you to focus on your ambitions. Here are a few questions to help you formulate your very own goal sheet:
- What do you want most in life?
- What are the most important things you’ve accomplished so far?
- If you could look back in 10 years time, what would you have accomplished?
- Within the next 5 years, what would you liked to have achieved?
- Within the next year, what would you liked to achieve?
- Ignoring all your commitments, what do you REALLY want out of life?
- In the next 6 months, what steps are you going to take toward your goals?
When you are clear about these things, creative visualization really helps with goal setting.
When you think about your goals, your unconscious and subconscious get involved too. A good goal setter will be able to use creative visualization to imagine having accomplished his or her goals. You can learn this technique very easily.
What you need to do is think what it is you want to achieve. It can be anything so long as you really want to accomplish this goal and you can invest some emotion into it.
What you must do in creative visualization is to picture in your mind’s eye your goal and what it will be like to have achieved that goal; what will it look like? What will it feel like? How will you have changed as a person? How will your mindset be different and how will your emotions and thoughts be more positive? You need to make time for yourself to visualize this for a few minutes a couple of times per day. Pretty soon your subconscious mind will realize you really want this goal and it will start looking for opportunities to help you achieve that goal.
Creative visualization may help rid your mind of its unconscious blockages to success. We can be our own worst enemies at times with our negativity and fears paralyzing us and preventing action. If we allow our fears and uncertainties about our goals take over then we are likely to become self-fulfilling prophecies, failing to attain our goals. You can turn this around and utilize the full positive creative power of your mind with creative visualization.
Making use of these three goal setting activities will really help you achieve what you want to achieve in life.
Make An Impression.