Goal setting allows you to create the kind of future you want, independent of what others want you to do or are doing themselves.
It starts with seeing something in your future that doesn’t currently exist. The more details you specify, the more your mind takes ownership of the result.
- What does it looks like?
- What does it feel like?
- How will you know when you’ve achieved it?
Once you have a clear vision and have filled in the details, your mind needs a deadline to take it seriously.
There’s no such thing as an unrealistic goal; only an unrealistic deadline. So when you set your deadline, make sure it’s challenging and exciting, but also achievable.
Goal setting helps you take increased ownership of your future and your past. As a result, you have control of your present. This gives you ownership over your entire life, regardless of the circumstances that surround you.
Goal setting is a never ending learning process. Each goal you set will teach you something new.
Progress towards your goals will allow you to transform yourself continually as a person; to transform your relationships; and to transform the quality of your entire life.
Become a part of a community of future focused learners. One thing I’m part of is a study group, which gets together regularly for a full day, and we share goals and outcomes.
Surround yourself with the best people possible to talk about important things; set inspiring goals; share strategies and lend support. You’ll be challenged and stretched by others who look at their future in the same way you do. Your learning will help your creativity. You’ll find new inspiration and ideas, as well as renewed confidence and energy.
Your brain will continually grow from the stimulation of achieving new goals, and as a result, your future will always be bigger than your past.
Always try to improve. Always try to get better. Think big.
Ultimately, if you’re not growing, you’re dying.