Most people find the act of a goal setting activity almost impossible because they set goals that are way too large and become disheartened before they ever come close to reaching them. A goal setting activity that works is one that is broken down until it represents a single event. It is the progressive, sequential accumulation of single events that ensure the final desired end result.
For example, if your goal setting activity is to save $10,000 this year and you are paid fortnightly, you should have 26 single event goals, each written progressively to allow for changed circumstances.
Your goal setting activity should be what I call SMARTIES! SMARTIES is an acronym for the following:
Be absolutely specific when producing a goal setting activity and use the present tense.
You need to be able to monitor your progress so you can measure your success.
You also need to be able to conceive your goal to attain it.
Obviously goals need to be within the grounds of logic and circumstance.
Your goal needs to be something that is real or physical, that you can see and/or touch.
If your goals don’t inspire you it’s unrealistic to expect that you’re going to be driven to achieve them.
The more emotionally involved you become with your goal the quicker it will manifest into your life.
During your goal setting activity, as well as writing down your goals, I recommend you write down every possible benefit you will realize as a result of achieving your goal and its impact on all areas of your life.
Author: Greg Dempsey – Investor/Marketer
Title: Goal Setting Activity
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