It’s hard to believe that 2019 is here!
Thee are a lot of people who like using the New Year to get a fresh start on things. That may or may not include setting New Year’s resolutions or goals.
What I’d like to share with you today is an approach to goal setting that I use and have taught to my patients over the years.
Honestly, I am not a very good goal setter. The whole S.M.A.R.T. goals approach never worked for me.
My brain and the word “GOALS” seem to not want to work together!
If you have been following me, you know I am a very ‘visual’ person. So, I got to thinking how I could make goal setting a more visual process.
I came up with…
It’s setting goals based on using the same steps you’d need to take if you wanted to go on vacation!
Here’s how it works:
Step 1 – Identify your destination!
This means getting very clear about WHERE it is you want to end up. Just saying ‘I want to go to California’ is not the same as saying ‘I want to go to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California!’
Step 2 – Make a reservation!
This means getting specific about WHEN you want to arrive. Saying ‘sometime in the spring’ is not as specific as saying ‘April 24th, 2019!’
Step 3 – Pack your bags!
This means getting together WHAT you must have or must be able to do in order to make your trip successful!
Let me share an example from my life:
Step 1 – I wanted to create an online stress course where people could learn healthy ways to manage stress.
Step 2 – I set December 31, 2018 as the date to have this happen.
Step 3 – I made a list of all the things I needed to have and do in order to make this happen. There was a lot! I had to set up a website, create all the lessons and video tape them, learn about how to market on the internet, and even more stuff… Then use the list to get busy working on them!
So, go ahead and give it a try and let me know in the comment section what your steps will be!
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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