The three keys to living without limits have always been the same. They are Clarity, Competence, and Concentration. Goal setting will help you live without limits. Learning how to set goals is an art. Learn why setting goals is a necessity. The 7 goal setting steps below are the must-have conditions to set them.
1. Set Goal as a Positive Statement.
People often set a goal in terms of what they don’t want! “I don’t want to smoke, to be angry…” It’s “what I want to do or want to be” See the difference? Hear the nuance? Are you ready to state positively every goal you want to achieve?
2. Must be Self-initiated and Maintained
The goal doesn’t depend on the attitude of your neighbor, on the behavior of your wife or family. The success of your goal must depend on you, and you alone.
3. Must be Sensory Specific
Here comes the importance of clarity. The clearer the picture, the more compelling and the more attractive it is, the greater the drive to reach your final destination. Act as if you have already achieved that objective you set out for. Make a very clear image, in rich details, and you will be so enthusiastic that you will automatically attract the solution.
4. State the Context.
“Where and when will my goal be achieved?” The answer can be obvious for some goals but not at all for others. Try to be as specific as possible.
5. Run a Quality Check.
Above all, you don’t want to lose your balance. Run a quality check to ensure balance in all areas of your home/work life. When you run this ‘Quality Check”, you play a win-win strategy. Everything is one system and the whole system must win. You will find peace of mind in knowing that you are in harmony with the system. Step back and look at all areas of your life. Is your goal worth it?
6. State the Resources needed to achieve the goal: What is the price to pay?
There is always a price to pay, for everything. There is always some kind of sacrifice to make when you set a worthy goal. In this step, you will define all that you will need, in terms of time, money, and energy. This ensures you make yourself equipped to keep moving to the target.
7. State the value and the consistency of the goal.
Why do I want to reach this goal? Why is it important to me? Is this goal in harmony with my vision, beliefs, and values? Answer these questions. If you don’t seem to be satisfied with the answers, maybe you should change your goal. Set a new goal until you feel it is in harmony with your passion, vision, or mission.
When you set a goal properly with this model, two important things occur:
First, you are in total harmony with your vision, belief, and value systems because your entire “You” agrees and offers no resistance or doubt.
Again, The three keys to living without limits have always been the same. They are clarity, competence, and concentration.
When you set crystal clear goals, and you respect the 7 must-have conditions, you can literally live without limits, can’t you?