5 Simple Ways to Kick Start Your Goal-Setting

It’s that time of year again where many pause and reflect on the previous year and consider what, if any, changes are needed and appropriate for the new one.

There are five important, yet simple steps to follow, which I believe are necessary for seemingly impossible goals to be achieved.

Step  Number One :

Spend some quiet time and write down exactly what the change or changes will be and why you want them, this is the first crucial step towards achieving goals. At this stage, write only what it is you’d like to achieve and why. The ‘how’s’ and ‘when’s’ can come later.

Step Number Two :

This step too is very important, and it has everything to do with you accessing a state of inner peace. The peace I write about has little to do with listening to relaxation music, essential oils in a burner or harps playing (though they can help). Achievement of your goal requires having peace through a quiet mind and inner calmness regardless of the chaos around you and how long this chaos reigns.

When you have this (peace) you’ll have greater clarity, your creative self will make itself known, you’ll gain foresight into how you will achieve your outcome, focus, and negativity will have minimal impact.

There are individuals who know how to step into the state of peace; however others may require some gentle guidance.

If you find achieving a peace state challenging, there are 5 options listed below that may help you:

1. Find yourself some quiet time

When you know you’ll be undisturbed and paint, draw, write, or map out all you can about your intended outcome.

2. Embark on a meditation

Program that will teach you a selection of meditation techniques.

3. If you’re willing to be coached

Find yourself a reputable personal coach who can help you work through limiting beliefs and help you discover what your values are.

4. Seek out a mentor.

This would be someone whom you admire, is inspiring, motivating, and successful, be available to you and who is a fundamentally positive, peaceful and calm individual.

5. Embark on a spiritual development program.

The world of alternatives is huge. To find something you’ll be happy with may take a little research, start by asking friends and family members to point you in the right direction. If they’re just not into that kind of thing it may be wise to broaden your search through the internet, books, and/or other members of your community

Step Number Three :

This important step is about gifting yourself with a fresh outlook on life.

Looking at things in a totally different way and from a new angle will give you a more global perspective revealing greater possibilities and may be achieved by:

1. Asking parts of you what is important to you

Each time you receive an answer continue by asking why that answer is important. When you can go no further ask yourself “how can you change this issue?” This may sound a bit strange, however from experience this works.

2. Transformational Coaching.

3. Understanding your motivation or lack of motivation.

Once you’ve gained an understanding of you, you’re in a position to become proactive into making necessary changes toward achieving your goal.

4. Reading autobiographies of how successful people did it.

Step Number Four :

By now you know exactly what you want; you can step into profound inner peace at will; have picked up great self-help and self-healing tools; eliminated limiting beliefs; and worked out your values. Now it’s time to finally pinpoint exactly how you’re going to go about achieving your goal.

There will be many ways on how you’ll achieve your goal; however the time frame will vary greatly depending on what you need to acquire first. Maybe you need:

1. To acquire new skills

Such as sales, writing, technology, or marketing skills etc. for that new career you’ve always wanted to be part of.

2. To seriously start networking yourself and your product.

Become known in your community  that will motivate and inspire you into achieving your goal, whatever it is. Constant negative input can quickly extinguish dreams.

4. Start an investment portfolio for your future if you’re after a secure financial future.

5. Read as much as possible

On whatever your goal is, it will give you a fundamental understanding of what it’s all about.

Step Number Five `:

This last but important step (they’re all important) is the calculation of when your outcome will finally eventuate. If you’ve followed the previous steps adding Step Number Four into the equation, you’ll be able to determine the time you can celebrate in a really, huge way of finally reaching the pot at the end of your rainbow!

1. Calculate the time it takes to complete your training courses or higher education.

2. Investment portfolio goals as discussed with your investment adviser.

3. Discuss with your business/personal development/ transformational coach

How many sessions and ‘home-play’ will be required of you for you to achieve your goal.

4. Factor in time

It takes for people to get to know you if you’re selling a product or you are the product. Speak with a marketing professional or someone ‘in the know’ first.

5. It’s important to be realistic about timeframes.

Sometimes our greatest plans will go awry and will take much longer than expected (much like newly discovered actors and singers who have been plugging their trade for many years before hitting the big time!)

Sometimes, incidents will happen and be out of our control no matter what we do. To keep going required perseverance, patience and flexibility – it would have been so easy to give up!

Anyone can achieve goals through inner peace, perseverance, patience, flexibility and sometimes viewing situations from an entirely different angle.


Set Goals to Thriving on Stress

Have you ever taken a long look at what is going on in the world today? It is not good in the world by any means, yet some positive remains that we can explore. We all deal with changes in society, wages, time, and the wars that go on around us. There is too much stress in the world, let alone stress in our life that it is hard for some one to do better, so it seems.

Often we realize that we have less control than we thought. Every one has stress in there life so am going to try to help you to figure out a way to learn to act on the stress and make it work in your favor. For some of us, it is easy to thrive on stress, but others of us find it difficult. It all depends on willpower that one has, if there is not any willpower it is going to be hard for you to do. Still, you can work on cultivating your willpower by setting goals.

How do I get started?
First, you need to decide how you want to deal with your stress, and then you will want to figure out how to set goals to achieve your mission. For example, if you decide you want to mediate instead of sleeping when you are stressed, then you need to learn the techniques in meditation.

Here are some things you can do to start to learn what to do. Maybe go to the library. Visit the Internet and search for guides that help you to learn how to meditate effectively.

One way might be to learn the yoga, which is a self-learning exercise. You can get the information you need from books at the library or online. You might just want to go in a quite room and read or even listen to music while learning how to meditate.

How can this help?
If you are stress free, you will feel a lot better about yourself. Stress weighs down your ability to think straight and to perform effectively. Most people that are to stressed end up struggling to find energy to handle tasks. Often they find it difficult to clean the home, work effectively in the office and so on.

Set some goals to make healthy changes that will teach you how to thrive on stress rather than let it get you down.

In order to make these changes in your life you have to decide what you want to do and do something about it. If that means you, have to make things that you would have never thought of, to make it work. This may mean you will need to start exercising so you can thank stress for making that possible. If it were not for the stress in your life, you would have never decided to do anything about it. In the long way around this is makes you healthier when you take action to thrive on stress.

The things you have learned can help your neighbor out by letting them see the new you when you are talking with them.

The neighbor might decide to take some action to thrive on stress also. Good conduct marks the path to positive changes with everyone around you.

Set goals for thriving on stress.

When you set goals, it will help you to prepare by planning the steps you will need to take-to-take control of your life. See a guide to stress management for additional help with learning to thrive on stress. Set standards when thriving on stress.

Easy Ways To Wipe Out Obstacles To Goal Achievement

Life is nothing but an obstacle course, its all about getting through that obstacle course *successfully* to your desired goal that most people seem to have a problem with.

And it’s only normal to encounter these obstacles in the pursuit of your goal.

It’s kind of a test to see if your worthy.

However, when these obstacles start to become a nuisance to the point of almost putting a stop to your goal(s); or worse, making one completely abandon his/her goal, one must take action and think things through.

So, with that said, here are some helpful, tested pointers that will keep your attention focused in achieving any goal that you put your mind to.

Step #1. Think positive.

This means: Do not quit. Especially when one is midway in working for a goal, there should be no room for quitting.

To quit is tantamount to going back to the starting line of goal accomplishment. That is time, energy, money, and a whole lot of things wasted and lost. It is more costly to quit than to find a solution to the problem, not to mention the frustration one feels.

Step #2. Keep a clear, open and tense-free mind.

Always be ready to receive new ideas. Focus and concentrate. Think on a wide scale manner and always be open for options(even unconventional ones) to eliminate the particular obstacle you are currently dealing with.

Step #3. Persist and Persevere.

Be sure to exhaust every possibility, even to the point of trial and error, just to be sure that there is a solution to correct the problem your dealing with.

Step #4. Simulate.

Try to picture inside your head a possible solution to help overcome and/or solve the obstacle that’s setting you back.

Step #5. Get assistance.

If all fails get assistance from other you know who are more knowledgeable on the work being done. They may be able to help you or not. Their suggestions might not necessarily be the right or exact ones you were hoping to hear, but they may trigger some NEW ideas in finding the right solution to your problem.

Those are the basic 5 steps to overcoming any obstacle that’s holding you back.

But… before I go I’d like you to consider this scenario as an example.

Let’s say you thought of a COOL new product and you are confident and excited that this product will be sellable to your target market once it hits the market.

You then go tell a friend about it, but your friend says that your product would be waste of time and money.

Your friend also tells you why it will be such a flop and gives your their reason why as follows:

“If your product idea is to be a success, how come nobody else is doing it?”

Does this sound familiar?

With that being said you decide that your friend is right and forget about your new product idea because of your friend’s comment.

This exact scenario happens all the time all over the world.

Don’t fall victim to this.

You are your own person with your own opinions and beliefs.

Though it is good to hear other peoples opinions and their reasons, what really matters the most is yours in the end based on the information you have received and researched.

So the lesson here is, be firm in your beliefs and follow your heart and minds desire.

You just never know what the outcome might be.

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