Goal Personal Planning Setting Success
Here we are at part four of setting and achieving your smart goals.
Think, goal personal planning setting success. Write these
words down in your journal next to your goal. Asterisk them,
underline and bold them, so you'll see them every time you read or
review your goal. These words will serve as a reminder of the
goal setting importance and the necessary stages you need to work
through in order to achieve them.
To recap, in part three, you identified your wants and then moved
on to turning each 'want' into specific achievable smart goals.
By now, you should have identified and defined your key
priority health goal that you want to achieve now, as well as
having a written personal goal statement of intent - yes? Let's
get started then.
Having written your concrete, life changing health goal, write it
again. Not in your journal - this time; write it on a piece of
paper so you can carry it with you everywhere. Read it every day,
as many times as you can and especially first thing in the morning
and last thing at night. This will help keep your personal goal
at the fore-front of your mind and strengthen your resolve for
achieving it. Do not underestimate the goal setting importance
and value of this single act. The more you remind yourself of
your goal, the more you'll be motivated to achieving it.
Before you get started on those all important tasks and actions
for achieving your goal or goals, here are 4 goal personal
planning setting success strategies that will guarantee your
personal goal settings achievement.
goal personal planning setting
success - your personal strengths
For all the 4 stages of your goal personal planning setting
success exercise, you will need your journal.
Make a start by compiling a list of all your personal strengths in
relation to your goal.
For instance, if you have a healthy eating
goal you might want to consider strengths such as your level of
commitment to eating healthily, or the fact that you enjoy cooking
and like experimenting with new recipes or even that you are an
excellent cook who can russle up a quick, healthy meal in record
The list of personal strengths you can draw up is
endless. Just remember to keep it positive - that is, don't
cancel out a strength with a negative. For example, by saying
'I'm a good cook, but...! Leave the but out of it!
Here are a few examples of some of personal strengths, to
get you started.
I am reasonably healthy
I enjoy exercising
I value eating healthily
I appreciate how much better I feel, taking care of myself
I am a good self-motivator
goal personal planning setting
success - identifying challenges and barriers to your goalsetting
In this section of your goal personal planning setting success
exercise, you can freely explore and list anything that is of concern
to you in relation to your goal(s); anything you perceive will get
in the way. For instance, any doubts, fears or anxieties you may
have. For instance:
If your goal is healthy eating and you work long hours, how
will you time-manage your
healthy eating plan?
Likewise, if your goal is weight-loss
exercise and you have childcare responsibilities, how will you
get to the gym, go for your regular jog or carry out your
video yoga exercise? You might be unaware of which weight loss
exercise or program would be appropriate to your personal and
What level of support have you identified you will need and
which of your family members or support network of friends
can you rely on to help you achieve your personal smart goal?
If your smart goal is a low carb diet or a
low fat diet, how will you manage preparing two different meals
perhaps, for both yourself and the rest of the family?
The above are but a small number of issues to help you identify
possible barriers to your goal personal planning setting success exercise. You
will need to carefully consider those challenges that are personal
to you, at this stage of your goal personal planning setting
success exercise. It, is only by clearly identifying the
challenges that are likely to confront you, will you be able to
plan to meet and overcome them.
You will need to avoid listing 'problems' that are either blaming
of other people or of directly involving them; this will only
hinder you in finding solutions. For example, by saying that your
healthy eating goal will be difficult because your children prefer
eating unhealthy convenience or take-a-way foods; you are focusing
on a negative aspect of your children's behaviour rather than on
identifying your own issue. That is, your inability to encourage
your children to eat a healthy diet.
Do also monitor any excuses you might be making in relation
to achieving your goals. For example, saying 'I don't finish work
until late and won't have time to cook!' You must recognise that
if you are truly passionate about your goal, it is up to you to
make time. The 'problem' is your 'un-healthy eating diet' and not
your long working hours. When you learn to identify the true cause
of the 'problem', you also find the solution.
By focusing in this way, you can identify and confront any barriers
to your taking action to change or in relation to your needs or
personal values so that these may be addressed. This process
will also enable you to focus on how you're being affected by an
issue, as opposed to blaming other people, thus expecting them to
change their conduct rather than you changing your own.
Here are alternative ways of phrasing the things that you might
When I am stressed, I tend to eat more
I find it difficult to encourage my children to eat healthily
Finding a baby sitter for the hours I want is an issue
Do you see the difference it makes when you own challenges
that directly affect you and does not involve or implicate
other people? With this level of clarity you can move forward
and find solutions that are appropriate to your personal
situation. This is the next stage we'll be covering in your
goal personal planning setting success exercise.
Now that you have completed stage one of your goal personal
planning setting success exercise, do now consult stage two,
which will guide you through achieving your personal goal-
setting objectives. At the end of that section you will find the
link for part four of your personal goal settings result
form. It is very important that you work through both stage one
and two of the personal goal settings guidance before moving
onto the goal setting result form.
Stage Two: personal goal
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