How about your intentions to have it the best year yet?
Beginning of July is the perfect time to reflect on where you are standing regarding your dreams and goals.
There are different systems how to set up goals and achieve them. Try several of them and choose which one is the most suitable for you, or even better you can mix and match from different systems and create your own.
Even though experts offer tried and tested principles that successfully worked for many people, the only expert on you is YOU!
There are some core common principles for goal setting:
they should be stated in the present tense, positive and personal.
I’ve described them in more detail in my blog post “Goals vs To-Do List”.
Many experts agree that goals should be realistic. It makes a lot of sense as otherwise you would be discouraged to take actions. Believing in the result is one of the per-requisites for goal accomplishments.
However personally I had great fun when participated in Michael’s Neill programme “Creating The Impossible in 30 Days” few years ago.
In brief, this programme encouraged you to skip “achievable” and “realistic” parts in goal setting. The essence of this approach is that you choose a goal to be accomplished within 30 days. You pick the goal which is at least 50% impossible to achieve but you would be happy if you did.
You know that most likely you won’t reach your target and you give yourself a permission to fail.
The main thing is that you take actions to do your best to make it possible. When you are not attached to a result you liberate yourself in your choice of actions.
I’ve discovered for myself recently that treating everything as a game and don’t get attached to the result is one of the ways to create miracles.
On the way to your goals you are having fun and don’t get emotionally attached to the desired outcome because the reality can turn out to be even more magnificent than you could imagine.
I also like the approach where you work on your goal(s) daily for 30 days. Showing up for your goal every day is not easy but when you know that there is a finish line and after that you can take a break and chill out it gives you additional energetic boost to accomplish your goals.
Taking a tiny but consistent action gets you to the result in a shorter period of time than having bold actions from time to time.
What would be your goal for the next 30 days?
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How is 2012 looking for you?
What is your biggest accomplishment this year so far?