Goal Personal Setting - Part Two
Welcome to Part Two of your goal personal setting guidance
and goal setting form.
By now you should have a clear idea about the things in your
life that are most important to you, so let's get started.
The goal objective at this stage is to prioritise, prioritise,
prioritise your personal values - i.e. (what it is you truly want).
Please don't underestimate the importance of
your personal values in the goal setting process.
Before we start on this month's goal personal setting guidance,
a quick recap on your goal achievements in Part One,
Identifying Your Core Health Values.
In Part One, you learned how to assess what it is you want and
then to prioritise your wants in order of importance. Using the
goal personal setting form and worksheet provided (members only), by
now you should have identified a health goal or goals you want to
achieve in at least one of your four core health areas - i.e.
Food Health, Mental and Emotional health, Physical Health and Beauty
The next step is to clarify these goals and then to prioritise
them even further. This is called - being goal smart! Why is this
stage in your goal personal setting activity so important? Simply
put, you wouldn't want to put all your energies into a goal setting
exercise, only to find that you have set the wrong goal. It is
therefore crucial that you keenly follow all the stages, to help you
in establishing personal health goals.
Prioritising your top 4
If you experienced any difficulty in drawing up a short-list of
goals (or the things you value most highly), here is another
simple technique, using the Health Womens
Health Wheel to help you. Even if you've already decided upon
your goals, you might still find the exercise useful as it will help
you to get absolute clarity.
Using your notepad, draw a circle - (a glass or cup will do)
Next, divide your circle into 4 even quarters - i.e.
(a vertical line from top to bottom and another horizontally
from left to right)
On the outer circle of each quarter, write one of each of your
4 health areas - i.e. Physical Health, Food Health, Mental
Health and lastly, Beauty Health
Now, treating the outer edge of the circle as 10, and
the middle as being 0, draw a semi-circle within
each quarter, that best represent your level of satisfaction
with that area of your health. Do consult the
Health Womens Wheel, which will help clarify
Here is an example: if you have a very low level of satisfaction
in your Food Health quarter, you would draw a semi-circle within
that section, and as close to the centre of the circle as you
deem fit. (Remember, the closer it is toward the center, the
the greater your level of dis-satisfaction in that area and you
would then allocate a low number that best reflect that.
Continue with this goal personal setting exercise for your other
three, core health areas. You will now have a greater degree of
clarity as to which areas are in need of establishing personal
For example, if Food Health scored only 2; Mental Health scored 7;
Beauty Health scored 8; and Physical Health scored only 4 - this
would give you a pretty clear idea that you need to prioritise
'Food Health' and Physical Health' as two health areas
for which you need to set your goals. All clear?
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How to use your findings
As well as having a good idea as to what you want to change in
your four core health areas, you will have also identified
which of these areas are in need of your greater priority.
This is where the values exercise you carried out in Part One
of your activity goal setting exercise, is now of tremendous
benefit to you. Remember you prioritised 10 of them down to
four? Now use them as the foundation for setting your personal goals.
So, for example: let's say one of your top values in your
'Food Health' area is 'healthy eating', this high
priority would correspond with the low score in your 'Food Health'
area for the exercise you have just carried out. This then tells
you that you need to set a healthy eating goal in your Food
Health area. Now do the same for the other low scoring core health
Note: Don't worry if you feel the need to re-rank your
already prioritised values from Part One. The goal personal setting
exercise process you're working through is not meant to be rigid and
you may well find that your priorities shift as you start tapping
into your personal awareness and as new values start to emerge.
goal personal setting -
Clarifying your goals
You have clearly identified and prioritised one of your four
core health areas. You have also considered all your personal
values for that particular area. Having prioritised the most
important of your personal values, you sought further
clarification by comparing your list of values against your
results from the Health Womens Wheel activity. Having come
this far in your goal personal setting activity, you are now
ready to move onto the next stage of writing your personal goals.
Do bear in mind that if your personal goal is for example, a Weight Loss exercise goal, weight reduction exercise isn't the only goal you
should be aiming for. Women who are the most successful at
sustained weightloss, are those who combine exercise with a
Healthy Eating Plan.
So, if your priority goal is weightloss exercise, you will need
to set yourself a secondary healthy eating goal or perhaps, a
calorie reduction diet as well.
That's it for Part Two of your goal personal setting activity.
In the meantime, I want you to practice writing one or two goals
you've already identified and have them ready for Part Three,
where I'll be giving your some more guidance on writing your
goals the goal smart way. Don't worry about getting it absolutely
right at this stage, just have a go until next time. I'll be
giving you more guidance on how to structure writing your goal
personal to you.
Members, you may access Part Two of your personal goal
setting worksheet by clicking on the link below. If you're not
already a member, you can Register Here and gain instant access to all the excellent goal forms and worksheets that are strictly reserved for members.
You can access the remaining goals guidance here:
Part Three...Part Four...Part Five
Until then, keep it bold, keep it ambitious but keep it realistic!
Access Part Two: Prioritising Your Values/Clarifying What You Want, Worksheet Here
Access Part Three:
Writing Your Goals
Access Part One: Core Health Values
"Desire is the starting point
of all achievement, not hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating
desire which transcends everything". (Napoleon Hill)
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and is not intended to replace your seeking medical advice. You
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