PART 1: SETTING GOALS AND MANIFESTING YOUR DREAMS
If you don’t get chills when setting goals, then your goals are not big enough
Goal setting for me is a must. Thanks to setting goals I am where I am today. I remember saying that I will work for the USDA ( United States Department of Agriculture) when I graduated from undergrad school. Just to ask, believe and receive it is not enough, you need to manifest it. I envisioned myself in the position and set a date. Now, I will be goal setting again so join me on the journey to set short-term and long-term.
I will guide you through setting short-term and long-term. Through these next several goal setting series. Although, people already understand what goal setting is there are reoccurring questions.
But the overall question I keep getting is HOW
Do you ever feel that you are in the world, doing what you should do and have to do, but not getting anywhere? You’re working really hard, but the end is never any different than where you started. Many people have not figured out how goal setting and manifesting your goals can drive your dream life to reality. Would you want to feel powerful enough that you truly believe “you run your world”- (in Beyoncé voice who run the world? Me).
How to set goals
A goal is a destination or place you want to be or see yourself accomplishing. I set goals every month and big goals every year. 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 at GPA of at least 3.0 by 2011
Measurable– My grades measured my progress
Attainable- Look at school in bite size pieces- -semesters
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 1 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 devote energy to the goal.
Why Set Goals
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 desire, 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. Please understand the importance to manifestation. It not only just hoping for the best but believing and seeing the best outcome.
Goal Setting for Beginners
To set goals, you need to understand what areas of your life you need to improve. I am going to set goal along with you January is not over. We still have time. This is going to be several part series because every step is different. Let get ready for the goal setting challenge to jump start your life.
THE WHEEL OF LIFE
The wheel of life is the first step in setting goals. 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 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 a 8 so may not need work but your career is a 3. Therefore, more effort in goal setting should be in that category.
WHEEL OF LIFE AREAS
- 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 your are in a relationship or embracing single
- or create your categories- it may not be any of these
Example Wheel of Life
Download this worksheet to fill out goal setting with the wheel of life.
Grab the workbook here
Goal setting series
Part 1 Goal setting for beginners -this post
Part 2 Are you achieving your goals? Hack into your why here
Part 3 How to crush your goal like a boss here
Let take life by the steering wheel and drive. Need motivation? Read THE MOST MOTIVATIONAL ADVICE FROM HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE.