1) Find out what you really want (xyz income a year, romance)
2) And who you want to be (loving, successful, happy)
3) Know WHY you want the above (more time, less stress)
4) State them as specific Intentions (I am / I have vs I will)
5) Start being that person (How would a happy person earning $ xyz act?)

The word "Goal" often brings up draggy, hard to achieve images for most of us. Groannnn! No wonder we lose motivation - 'cos we didn't really care about the goal as much as what we thought it would bring us. It also says "DO DO DO" and while doing is a big part of it, it isn't quite the start point. So what is?

Being. As you focus on who you want to Be, the Doing action flows naturally.

You can be a successful entrepreneur. A great parent. Courageous. Happy. The good news is you get to consciously choose whoever you want to be!

Planning. Next, create SMART goals (specific, measurable, actionable, resonant and thrilling - a little twist on the conventional definition). Your goals should (not that I'm telling you what to do ha-ha) excite you, scare you and align with your values.

Doing. Be ready to take inspired action, and make it consistent action.

Some things you can do to climb back on the horse when you fall:

Hold yourself accountable to a friend, a coach, an accountability partner. Join a mastermind group. Change your goals if they don't excite you anymore. Yeah, really! Let them go. Be nice to yourself, have fun, treat yourself when you accomplish a task and ask for help - you don't have to go it alone.

This isn't an exhaustive list but it's definitely a good place to tap into when stuck.

Bottom-line: By clearly knowing what you want and why, you've got a better chance of getting it. Sounds good to me!

Author's Bio: 

I am a Co-Active Life Coach, trained by the Coach Training Institute and a Certified NLP Practitioner, recognised by the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

In addition, I am a Psych K facilitator and use muscle testing, LOA, NLP and other techniques to help change deep underlying beliefs that are stopping you from progressing towards the life you wish you were living.

After an MBA in Marketing & Finance and 5 years in the corporate world, I skipped the country to travel the world and work as a Massage Therapist. 6 years later, I finally discovered my passion and purpose in life and decided to become a Personal Life and Success Coach.

I have a deep, burning desire to help make this world a better place by supporting as many people as I can to discover and follow their PASSION and live a happier, more fulfilled life.

Life is meant to be fun! Get your free copy of my Top Tips for Daily Happiness report and sign up for the bi-monthly Inspired Action ezine at my website coachtia.com . See you there!