I don’t know how often I have written about Goal Setting in my life! The reason I bring it up, just before the Christmas break, is for you to have a bit of a guideline to look at what you want to achieve in 2015.
What do you want to achieve by end of 2015?
Find the girl/boy-friend of your life, get married, propose, have children, move in together, apply for that better job, start a new career, go on a world trip, tidy the car, get a dog….there are endless of possible goals out there, depending on your lifestyle, your stage in life and money of course.
If there is a dream, there is reality! Or as Disney said:
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Most coaching starts on three pillars.
1) Beliefs – challenge your limiting beliefs and reinforce supportive/positive ones!
2) Values – know your values and live them.
3) Goals – what do you want to achieve and how do you want to achieve it?
The belief system is something, similar to the values, I am discussing this on an ongoing basis here and we should probably shed some more light on that sooner rather than later. It is important for you to understand what your values are. What underlying belief systems influence your decisions? This will help you to carve out a proper path in life that is in line with your inner self and the influence you are strongest exposed to; most values and beliefs have been formed by your parents, family and upbringing.
By challenging those and discussing them with a coach, you can free locked up energy and focus on things that are important in life and get you to move forward. To let go of the past. To live in the moment and focus on your progress.
Some People say that goals are dreams with legs – they go somewhere. Or, you can put it differently, if you are dreaming to achieve something, then you can support this dream with actions and turn this dream into a reality, a goal. This goal becomes achievable when you are putting your efforts and beliefs behind it. And you are more likely to actually achieve it if there is a deadline to it. By end of 2015, I will……
Now imagine you are at the end of 2015 and you think back what you have achieved. It is like you wanting to cross a river, you can either think of building a bridge or you can imagine that you already crossed the river and look at the problem from the other side. You might discover a new way across, something you cannot see from your current perspective.
So how did it happen that you lost 10 kilos in 2015?
Set yourself positive goals, and maybe some stepping stones for bigger goals. So that could be to start eating healthier, or going to the gym, start running. To achieve that you might have to set up a gym membership or sign up for a 5K run, go to the gym 3 times a week etc. Whatever helps you to motivate the achievement you are visualising by the set date.
I believe that you can achieve anything you set your mind to, as long as you don’t get too obsessed with your goal, nor think it is never going to work. You have to believe in your goal and that you can achieve it. Losing weight, meeting someone special, writing that book. You have to put actions behind it and positively reinforce them. For some goals it is easier to do them with your partner or a coach.
Move towards a positive goal rather than away from something negative. You don’t want to loose weight, as you focus on the weight. Focus on the healthy aspect and formulate your goal “I want to be fit and healthy”.
Also, be specific about your goals. That means it has to be measurable and reward yourself by achieving part of the goal.
Important is that goals are in line with your beliefs and values.
So what do you achieve in 2015?
Please use the comment box below to let me know!
tidWOWs wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are taking a break and will be back January 7th, 2015!
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