10 Goal Setting Tips Leading to Sure Success
Why? Because 3 of the components are flawed and inaccurate. So executing them leads to null success.
Being known as “the go to woman” for setting AND ACHIEVING goals for several years, my workshops are filled with folks that sit — with jaws dropped — at what is NOT known about setting goals. Mostly what we DO know is inaccurate. As a small business owner, entrepreneur or solopreneur, S.M.A.R.T. goals don’t work there either! Having taught goal setting and achieving for nearly 5 years and using the tips myself to take some hands that weren’t so great and turning them into success, are real time results!
Teaching goal setting for nearly 5 years and using this method after being dealt some ‘not so great’ hands in life for more than 30 years, I can tell you that these tips work.
The only goal setting and achieving formula of which I am aware is what is outlined by Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich. All the recent personal development greats — Proctor, Tracy, etc., use THIS system as they KNOW it works.
After years of hands on experience and watching people follow these tips and achieve results by choice, I thought YOU might want to know HOW to actually ACHIEVE what you want. It does not mean you will ACHIEVE your goals as you would have to DO all these things (or as many as you can for your best ‘shot’ at success).
And we know that we humans don’t always DO what we KNOW TO DO. That’s emotional intelligence and hinges on our ‘human performance gap.’
You can start with just a few if that works for you. Note how most of them are quite the OPPOSITE of what we ‘think’ we know about setting and achieving goals. If S.M.A.R.T. goals worked at all, our auto industry may not have failed so fast and more than 3 of each 100 would be healthy, wealthy, and happy.
1. Do not use your CURRENT RESULTS to set your new goal.
2. Do not select a goal where you know EVERY STEP TO ACHIEVE IT.
3. Select a goal that is so LARGE that it excites you; you FALL in LOVE with IT.
4. It should be so LARGE that it SCARES you or you feel AFRAID.
5. Be specific with AMOUNT OF MONEY it requires and THE DATE you intend to have IT.
6. Determine only your first few small steps.
7. Do not focus on HOW you will do it. Focus on WHY you WANT IT.
8. Be sure the goal SERVES YOUR OVERALL PURPOSE.
9. Share your goal only with LIKE MINDED people.
Remember that “learning is the ‘miracle grow’ for humans!” ~ Leslie Flowers
©Leslie Flowers June 2012, exponential personal growth expert, helps mature women re-engineer their businesses and their lives by steeping them in living life with principles, virtues, and higher awareness. Faculty member in Mindset Mastery at the Ultimate Life Company, with Bob Proctor, you can catch her programs on mastermind excellence and expert goal setting and achievement at their site. You may read her archived voluminous personal growth teachings — Drops of Awareness — at PathsofChange.com, which house each step on her own path of change over the past 10 years. Leslie’s Blog.