A STEP- BY- STEP GUIDE TO SETTING GOALS ( WORKBOOK INCLUDED)
SETTING GOALS AND MANIFESTING YOUR DREAMS [part 1]
Goal setting is important if you want to create the future that you envision.
My Goal Setting Technique
Thanks to goal setting, I am where I am today.
I set a goal to work for the USDA ( United States Department of Agriculture) when I graduated from undergrad.
Just to ask, believe, and receive it is not enough; you need to manifest it. So I envisioned myself in the position and set a date on my calendar of when I will start. Granted, I didn’t start on that day, but I did manifest it to happen that year!
Related: How to Create A Powerful Vision Board| Manifest Your Dream Life
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There will be 3 series of blog posts to help you set powerful goals and how to achieve your goals.
1. IDENTIFY WHERE YOU WANT TO BE
Do you feel like you are putting in the work but not getting the results you desire?
The bigger question is, have you really defined what you want at the end?
Not I want to be rich and have a big house but deeper than that.
Where do you want to be? What is the vision for your life?
Many people have not figured out how goal setting and manifesting your goals can drive your dream life to reality.
The proper way to set a goal is to…
- Create an idea of what you want
- Have an action plan of how to get there
- Put habits in place to help you stay consistent
- Manifest your life (use an online vision board)
2. SET POWERFUL & MEANINGFUL GOALS
Dictionary.com defines goals as the object of a person’s ambition or effort, an aim or desired result.
Basically, a goal is a destination or place you want to be or see yourself accomplishing within a specific timeframe.
S.M.A.R.T goal setting should be something you set all year round. Not something you only set at the beginning of the year!
You must set goals for the month and by the week.
The goals should be SMART. Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and defined by time. For example, I had a goal to go back for my Masters.
Specific- Get my Master in Public Health with a GPA of 3.0 by 2011
Measurable– My grades measured my progress
Attainable- Look at school in bite-size pieces semester
Realistic– This had been the hardest area. You have to believe that it can happen for it to be realistic. I already had a BS, so I know it was possible, but my son was one at the time, I was working part-time, and the school was in another state. Getting my belief system to catch up with dreams was hard.
Time– I wanted to graduate in 2 years.
By using SMART to set goals, I was able to transfer energy to the goal.
3. SET GOALS WITH THE POSITIVE INTENTION
Success – love, health, finances, career, etc. can only be achieved if you set short-term and long-term visions. It allows you to focus on your desires, organize your time, and strategize your resources so that you can …run your life.
Setting goals and achieving goals ultimately build up your confidence.
You began to see yourself as more power thus, you’re able to manifest bigger dreams. So please understand the importance of manifestation.
It is not only just hoping for the best but believing and seeing the best outcome.
4. UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE NOW
To set goals, you need to understand where you are now to map out where you want to be.
Start with finding the areas of your life you need to improve.
GOAL SETTING WORKSHEET
The wheel of life is the first step in setting goals. But, how can anyone set goals if they have not identified the areas that need improvement?
The Wheel of Life is a great exercise and tool for helping you create more balance and success in your life. It is a great foundation exercise when goal-setting.
This wheel of life workbook can be used to brainstorm your goals and measure the areas on a scale of 1-10. For example, You may feel your love life is an 8, so you may not need work, but your career is a 3.
Therefore, more effort should be put in with making goals for that category with the lowest number.
WHEEL OF LIFE AREAS- goal setting examples
- Spiritual Well-being – Your relationship with God, and/ or connection with the universe
- Health – Your physical body including exercise, diet, sleep, and proper care
- Money – Financial; your long-term and short-term financial picture
- Self – Your growth as a person developing hobbies, creativity; rest, self-care
- Fun– Taking time to relax, play, and travel
- Friendships – Your social life and close personal relationships
- Family and Friends – Relationships with your family & friends ( social life )
- Love – Rather you are in a relationship or embracing single
- or create your categories- it may not be any of these
Related: How to Define Your Personal Core Values ( 4 Key Steps)
Example Wheel of Life- Goal setting Worksheet
Download this worksheet to fill out goal setting with the wheel of life.
–>>Grab the entire goal setting workbook to get you started.
GOAL SETTING SERIES
Part 1 Goal Setting for Beginners –this post
Part 2 Are You Achieving Your Goals? Find out how to Hack into your WHY
Part 3 How to Crush Your Goal Like a Boss
Let take life by the steering wheel and drive. Need motivation? Read THE MOST MOTIVATIONAL ADVICE FROM HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE.
I have a deep love for goal setting, too! I actually have a very similar post with categories. I love the “wheel”!
Really nice. We studied this in our B-school and we practiced it in our corporate career. You have done a great job blogging about it. Nicely written.
Thank you?. I know it’s a good way to set goals. Now you got me thinking….It should be introduced to children too. Start off young with good skills.
This is such a great and helpful post for those looking to set goals but don’t know where to start.
Belle | One Awesome Momma
Yes. Many people have goals but don’t know where to start. Glad to help out.
SMART goals are my favourite kind of goals. I need to set some myself. Maybe tonight when I log off, I’ll think of some. thanks for the great tips and reminders.
I love SMART goals since it really puts goals into perspective. Glad found it useful and feel free to share your goals.
A goal really needs hard work to achieve it. A goal without hard work is just called a wish. Thanks for sharing a detailed strategy on how to realize one’s goal in life
Glad I can help! Wishes are great but detailed goals are better. 😉
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