Over the next nine weeks we will be unpacking through our blog a series on “Accomplishing Goals.” Our hearts are to add value to your business and life launching a dynamic 2024.
Questions to Consider
How are your yearly goals going?
Are you waiting until the new year to set goals?
What if the next year’s momentum could actually begin now?
Maybe you have experienced some air turbulence. What if this is an opportunity to pivot to adjust?
Consider the possibilities of the next 66 days, finishing the year strong, can you see your goals accomplished?
We get asked lots of questions on why some hit their goals and others don’t. Our hearts with the next series of blogs this quarter are to encourage, empower and equip you to consistently hit goals and then accomplish even bigger goals!
There are many variables to each person, team, business and goals and the approach to those goals. We will share very powerful TIPS working with thousands of leaders that hit their goals and why others do not accomplish their goals. During this series of blogs, very simple, but proven TIPS and TECHNIQUES, will be shared. We will reiterate the importance of the simplicity and consistent application of these TIPS and TECHNIQUES. We will also reiterate weekly on our social media adding support value.
“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” ~ Earl Nightingale
Have you ever heard someone say, oh, I heard that before? Oh, I tried that, but it didn’t work. During this series, we invite you to reconsider proven keys that work when they are worked. You may or may not have heard of this simple, but powerful technique called “Smart Technique.” A goal is not a wish or a dream. Think of goals like steps on a staircase. For a goal to be effective, it must have a definitive, specific date and relevant positive present tense language. Well-written goals are short, positive, measurable and intentional. We will dive much deeper in the goal setting, language and the belief system that arises during the goal completion process.
Basics of the Smart Technique:
Specific: Wording that specifies the goal.
Measurable: Wording that the goal can be measured
Attainable: Is the goal a stretch but able to be accomplished?
Realistic/Risky: The goal is not a wish, your’e actually able to achieve it. A goal is a step towards a greater vision.
Time/Date: The time factor actually creates a commitment.
“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.” ~ Mark Victor Hansen
Importance of Goal Wording
Words Position Your Goal:
Let’s explore how our words position our goals. We know words form worlds. Think of signs, marketing, even pictures – they all create mental images and emotion so to speak. Think about when you hear someone say, oh, someday, I would like to weigh this much or make this amount of money. That sounds like a wish. Or someday, I would like to have a house on a hill with a fireplace. Someday actually means never due to the lack of intentionality, commitment, and focus.
What properly written goals do is they zero in our intentionality, our focus, commitment and energy. What specific wording can do is program the brain and position our thinking and emotions into believing the goal is accomplished! Let’s explore a specific type of goal wording.
For example, a fitness goal with wording that positions you for success:
Example: I now weigh “blank” on or before December 31, 2023.
It’s very specific, simple, short and very clear and concise!
A well written goal, positions your thinking and actions into the present as if the goal is 100% completed now!
Example: this is not as powerful: I lost “blank” pounds on or before December 31, 2023.
Why? The wording is about losing something. It creates a negative awareness versus a positive awareness. The way the brain works, when something is lost, it will want to find what was lost. Your mind is like a garden. It will return what is planted in it. So make a simple and powerful goal declaration, Example: “I now weigh _____!”
Key Context: Write Goals in Positive Present Tense Form
Concise Financial Goal Examples
Example: I now earn $______ or more on or before December 31, 2023.
Example: ABC company now has created “______” or more in total sales on or before December 31, 2023.
Example: ABC Company now has created “_____” or more in net profit on or before December 31, 2023.
Example: My office is now organized on or before December 31, 2023.
Example: Our team now honors and celebrates each other on or before December 31, 2023.
Example: I now fully listen to understand on or before December 31, 2023.
Example: I am fully present when someone is speaking on or before December 31, 2023.
Again, being very clear, concise, positive and specific about the goal wording will influence your mindsets. As we unpack more TIPS and TECHNIQUES, it will make sense why the goal wording is written in present tense or the NOW.
This is only the first step. The challenge for some, why goals are not accomplished and many stay stuck, is they try to figure out the entire mechanism and process, and therefore, avoid writing out their goals. Think of riding a bicycle, the first step is getting on the bike. Then think of all the future, wonderful views you will experience as you ride your bike. Writing your goals out is like getting back on the bike.
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb
Call to Action:
1. Write out several goals in clear, concise, positive and present tense language. Our next series of blogs will reveal many TIPS and TECHNIQUES to accomplish Big Goals!
“I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there, you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.” ~ Zig Ziglar
TRUFORTH would be honored to explore the possibilities with your personal and business vision! Contact us at Info@truforth.co
You were born for greatness,
CMC, Business Coach, Leadership Trainer, Speaker, Strategist, Coach Trainer, Consultant