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How To Set Effective Goals?

Apr 11, 2008
Whether you are unhappy in some area of your life, or seem to be stuck in one place, goals are an effective way to achieve happiness and success. Goals can be utilized for many different situations, such as moving forward within your career or business, having a happier family and home life and even working on your spiritual self.

Most people know the benefits of goals and understand what they are, but many people aren't sure how to set effective goals so that they can overcome difficulties or unhappiness within their lives. Here is some more information on how to set effective goals.

Think about the goals you are setting!

When you set goals, for them to be effective, you need to want them. You need to desire them and be inspired by them. Don't just set goals that you think you might want to work toward. Set goals that you desperately want and envision what you want.

This helps your focus become very powerful and will help you achieve your goals and gain the things you most desire. Spend a little time with each goal, ensuring that you feel the importance of the goal and that you desire it strongly. Take as much time as you like until you can feel the presence of the desire for that goal to be achieved.

Envision yourself achieving the goal and believe that you can!

It's also very important when you have named the goal that you want to achieve, to see or visualize yourself achieving that goal. For instance, let's say that your first goal is to have success with a struggling company. You want to visualize yourself experiencing that success; see yourself cashing huge company checks, see the business thriving and growing and see yourself smiling and happy.

The more images you see of the goal being achieved, the more powerful it will be. You want to believe with all of your heart that you will achieve that goal. Leave no room for doubt or fear and believe with complete faith that you will achieve the goal.

Use important tools as you take the strategic action to achieve your goal.

Of course, you will have to use physical action to achieve the goal as well, such as investing more into your company, spending more time working on the problems with your company or whatever the case may be. This acts as the catalyst for change. As you are working on your goals in this way, you can use other tools that will help you achieve them.

For instance, write down on a piece of paper how glad you are that you have achieved your goal. Be specific and write what your goal is. For instance, "I am thankful that my business is thriving and bringing in XX dollars each week." These are the keys to achieving your goals and making your life a success, no matter which aspect of your life you are working on.
About the Author
Steve Scott is a business/life coach and business development consultant. He specializes in teaching the self-employed to have greater freedom and abundance. http://www.progresssetfree.com
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