We are all capable of changing our life for the better and creating a life we truly love. But first, we need to get really clear on what it is that we want and how we’re going to get it.
If you want to succeed, you need to set goals. Without them you lack focus and direction. Goal setting has SO many benefits; it allows you to create a life you truly love, achieve more than you think you are capable of, have a more focused direction in life, and give clarity in decision making.
Here are some of my top tips to help you create goals that can change your life…
BE CLEAR ON YOUR VISION
Think about the results you want to see. Before you set a goal, take a closer look at what you're trying to achieve and ensure that the goals you create are in alignment with your purpose. The importance of keeping your goals in alignment is that the result leads to immense growth, motivation, and helps you stay on track.
SET SMART GOALS
A useful way of making goals more powerful is to make them specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.
For example, instead of using ‘I want to lose weight’ as a goal, try ‘I want to exercise more and lose 3kg in 2 months’.
CREATE GOALS FOR ALL AREAS IN YOUR LIFE
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - MAYBE YOU WANT TO BUY A HOUSE IN YOUR FAVOURITE SUBURB, OR BUY YOURSELF A PARTICULAR MODEL OF CAR
CAREER - YOU MAY WANT TO GET THAT PROMOTION THAT YOU’VE BEEN WORKING HARD FOR, OR START A NEW BUSINESS VENTURE
RELATIONSHIPS - PERHAPS YOU’D LIKE TO GO ON A ROMANTIC DATE, RECONNECT WITH AN OLD FRIEND, BUILD A STRONGER RELATIONSHIP WITH A FAMILY MEMBER, OR MEET A NEW LIKE-MINDED FRIEND
HEALTH AND FITNESS - MAYBE YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT, BUILD YOUR CORE STRENGTH, OR EAT A MORE BALANCED DIET
SPIRITUALITY - PERHAPS YOU WANT TO MAKE DAILY PRAYER A HABIT, WRITE IN A GRATITUDE JOURNAL EACH DAY, OR TAKE PART IN GIVING BACK IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
WRITE YOUR GOALS DOWN AND REFLECT ON THEM DAILY
Once you have truly thought about your goals and refined them, write them down. Note them down in your journal or keep them on your phone so they are always close by and you can easily check in with them. Try and spend at least 10-15 minutes a day visualising achieving your goals and how it will change your life.
CREATE AN ACTION PLAN
A plan is essential for cultivating the perfect pathway for your goals. Take your big goal and split it up into steps you’d need to accomplish in order to get what you want.
It’s very easy to feel overwhelmed or get discouraged when looking at your big goals. But, the trick is to break it up into smaller tasks. The goal here is to break it up so much that you can determine one or two things you can do every day that will get you closer.
The sooner you begin creating your goals and living a life aligned with your goals, the sooner your life will begin to change. It’s true what they say, there’s no better time than the present!
Remember that whatever your goals may be, they should come from your own desires, dreams, ideas, values and beliefs. There's no point in having a goal that is driven by others unless you truly want it for yourself as well. Why? Because there's no greater source of motivation than yourself! A simple way to stay motivated and disciplined, is to repeat affirmations personal and uplifting to you each day so you never forget why you started. Try these:
'I WILL FIGHT FOR IT',
'I REFUSE TO GIVE UP'
'I WILL REACH MY GOAL’
If you’re looking for proven step-by-step formulas to discover what it is you truly need, I highly recommend joining my Find Your Purpose online course. Together we can dive deep into finding your purpose and start asking the universe for what you truly want.