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Principle #7 – Unleash the Power of Goal Setting

When I saw the title of this week’s principle, my mind immediately went to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Frankly, my mind was already there but Principle #7 – Unleash the Power of Goal Setting didn’t help to turn my attention away from dogs.

A goal is more than a good idea. It’s one thing to say, “I need to eat healthier.” It is another—a smarter goal—to say, “I am going stop eating between meals, drink eight glasses of water each day and avoid sugary snacks.”
Hey, that’s not a bad idea.

I have other goals, but some, I admit, are not as tight as the example. Goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time sensitive. SMART.

You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming. – Jim Rohn

Start by writing your goal(s) in detail. Picture it and what it will look like to achieve it. How long will it take? How will you know when you achieve it? And plan how you will celebrate when you achieve it. Some goals are so huge, so important, that you may as well think about how to celebrate that moment of success, too.

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  1. February 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    It’s definitely important to tart by writing your goal(s) in detail and I couldn’t agree more. There is also a little technique you can use, if you have the courage that will almost guarantee the achievement of big goals and dreams. It is based on the idea of “social pressure”.

    Think about this; let’s say you have a goal to lose a certain amount of weight or achieve some desired level of fitness. You can set the goal privately and tell yourself, “I am going to achieve this goal by August 1.” On the other hand, you can make the goal public by telling all of your friends and family what you intend to do and even give a date for your desired completion.

    As soon as you take that goal public, you move into a different state of mind. No longer are you at the mercy of your own self-discipline (which has been tarnished by years of bad habits). Now you have a much more powerful force dictating your day to day actions and decisions.

    • February 19, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      The accountability factor really improves the chance of success. Good points. Thanks for adding your thoughts.

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