This goal setting activity will really set you apart from most other people. The fact that you are reading this means that you want to change your life. You are ready to commit to goals you are going to set.
Setting realistic goals is vitally important when you strive to reach them. This Wheel of Fortune, for which you did the warm up exercises will help to segment your goals and will enable you to focus on individual aspects of your life.
Draw a wheel like the one above, and into each segment write the important categories of your life. You may not have 8, it may be 6, or 5. Only you know that. Here are some ideas, for example:
Mental, Social, Physical, Financial (always a popular goal), Professional, Family etc. Don't turn off here. Take some time out of your busy schedule to set your goals now, as it all pays off later, believe me.
If you find you really haven't got the time to work out all categories of your life, take just one at a time and work on that. That way you will focus on the most important category for you. Maybe do each category one day at a time. You aren't expected to do it overnight.
This Wheel of Fortune is attributed to Denis Waitley, author and internationally known authority on personal development.
Right, if you have done that, you are now ready to move on.
Keep this wheel in front of you. If you use the goal setting worksheet you'll find it helps set out more clearly what you need to know.
And if you're having trouble working out where to start, then I recommend you follow the goal setting tip as it simplifies the whole goal setting process a bit more. By setting realistic goals, you will achieve what you are about to write down.
As I am sure you can appreciate, this activity will take some time to do, but let me ask you this question:
Do you want to set a goal in order to achieve something you really desire?
If the answer is yes, then you simply must take the time to sit down and work out what it is you want and the deadline you have set to reach it.
1. Take one of the titles you have put into the wheel, and write out what you want to accomplish by the end of this year, in relation to that category you have just picked. Set yourself a deadline.
Define each of your categories that you picked, for example, My financial goal is to make an extra $... by saving $.... When by? Dec 31st 20.. You may well have got this far in your goal setting before, but the next step is where you might have come unstuck?
2. Once you've established the specific categories in your life and what you want to achieve from them, it's then time to start visualising and affirming to yourself exactly what it is you want.
This is a fundamental flaw for most people. What most people do is to set their goals, and then put them in a drawer and forget all about them.
Life does get in the way, obstacles crop up and the lesson on goal setting is all but forgotten.
Affirmations play a very large part in goal setting and in the overall performance of your self development. This is activity No 2.
By affirming your goals, you're using the power of positive self talk. Goal setting activity means you will be SAYING your goals out loud to yourself. The more you hear yourself speak your goals out loud, as if you have achieved them, the more your subconscious believes it, and the more motivated you become. Your subconscious is a very powerful tool, and it can't make a distinction between what is reality and what is imagined.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 in your Wheel of Fortune game - and remember the rules - this is not a game of chance, this is a game of choice. You choose if you are going to walk up those steps to success...
REMEMBER - IT'S YOUR CHOICE - YOU CHOOSE - TAKE SOME ACTION NOW - DON'T PROCRASTINATE