A goal setting worksheet is a great resource to help you with any personal goal, whether it be losing weight, finding the the right relationship, or to achieve financial freedom. When you have the right set of resources, you can achieve anything you desire.
Let's evaluate the elements of an effective goal setting worksheet.
This sounds like an easy question. But when learning how to set goals, you want to make sure you are moving towards something you want, and not away from something you don't want.
For example, let's say your goal is to not be in debt. Personal debt management is a great goal, but when you look at your wording, you are moving away from something you don't want.
Your mind only sees the word "debt."
Picture this: If I tell you not to think of a purple elephant, what do you think of? A purple elephant! Your mind can't take into account the word "not."
A better goal statement would be: To be at 180 pounds by the end of summer or to increase my cash flow an extra $500 per month by . These are smart goals. Now, write your goal down on a piece of paper, a 3X5 card, or type it out.
Next, once you have what you want established, you want to incorporate all of your senses as if you have already accomplished your goal. For example, what do you see? How does it feel? What do you hear? Be as specific as possible.
You see yourself walking down a busy street lined with shops as you think about the extra $500 you have in the bank. You can easily buy that great shirt, new gadget, or dine at your favorite restaurant.
You feel happy as you run your fingers against your wallet knowing that you have the opportunity to buy anything you desire.
You hear the hustle and bustle of people walking past you and the wind blowing against the trees.
Now, that's one vivid picture. It begins with positive thinking. By doing this, you are telling your mind exactly what you want, and it will work to make your internal reality an external one.
Use this example to create your own Goal Setting Worksheet. Remember, the more emotion, the better.
My Goal _________________ By (When) __________
What do you want? Be as specific as possible.
Visualize your goal as already accomplished.
Our mentor Bob Proctor always says:
The first law of learning is repetition, repetition, repetition.
Here's how you utilize the power of your mind. Repeat your goal 3 times a day:
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By repeating your goal statement, you are focusing your mind on what you want. In doing this, you are open to opportunities that can help you achieve your goal.
You may hear something on TV about how to accomplish your goal. You may see a book at the bookstore that can take you one step closer to getting what you want. A random person may tell you a tidbit that can propel you into action.
So, focus on your goal 3 times a day. Visualize yourself as already having attained the goal. And take inspired action daily unto you achieve what you want.
This simple goal setting worksheet sets you up to get anything you want. Focus on what you want everyday and take action until you achieve your goal.
Your mind will find ways for you to meet your goal. Go ahead and make it big. You will soon realize that your goal will become the purple elephant in the room.
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