If you want to succeed, you have to set goals. Without goals, you lack focus and direction. Goal setting not only allows you to take control of your life’s direction; it also provides you with a benchmark for determining whether you are actually succeeding.
If identifying a goal or life challenge is difficult for you, working with a skilled therapist or coach can be an invaluable aid in the goal creation process. The right trained professional can help you identify what your problems are, how they are maintained, and how you may be able to go about changing them. Goals should be about personal empowerment, and what better way to boost your self-confidence than overcoming the challenges that life presents?
My approach toward helping you identify your goals begins by having you write down three things that you feel you need to resolve in your life. Often, I use what is known as The Miracle Question. The Miracle Question roughly states, “If you had a magic wand which would give you the ability to change anything in your life, what would be different?” Asking yourself this question can serve to identify possible goals on which you can work.
When identifying which goals you would like to work on, it helps to prioritize them. This will help you identify which goal needs the most attention. Remember to focus all of your attention on one goal at a time; this will help to maximize your chances of success. If you have more than one goal, you can work on the others after you have accomplished the first goal.
I have helped individuals across all walks of life set and achieve goals ranging from the relatively simplistic to the highly complex. Whether you are seeking to change something minor in your environment, lose weight, improve your relationships, create and run a new business, or be the kind of entrepreneur who moves markets, there is a goal setting strategy that is right for you. I will help you define and refine your most effective strategy.
One very basic way to initiate this process is to set goals that are S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound).
Once you have clearly defined your goals, you may benefit from the following:
When Goal Setting Doesn’t Work
What happens when you have taken careful steps to set S.M.A.R.T. goals, employed what you feel is necessary action in the right direction, measured your progress, and you still fall short in reaching your desired objectives? Some individuals come to me after they have tried other goal setting programs and other coaches, then failed and became frustrated at their lack of achievement. These clients require advanced work on goal attainment that comes from digging deeper into the underlying barriers that thwart their success such as subconscious thought patterns, self-sabotaging habits and limiting beliefs.
In these situations, I often discover that these individuals are unable to make their goals into reality because they block their success by focusing on the lack in their current circumstances… focusing on what they don’t have…rather than focusing on what it is that their hearts desire. They believe they are thinking about their goals, but they are really focusing on their lack of what they desire: lack of money, lack of a relationship, lack of a promotion, etc. Achieving your goals involves being able to clearly envision your heart’s desire, then taking massive action toward making that dream a reality, and staying in the vibrational thought pattern of attaining that goal. How do you do that? By learning to love yourself unconditionally and living in love as opposed to living in anger or fear. When you do this, you are allowing the receiving of your goal. Unfortunately, most individuals have forgotten how to love themselves unconditionally and instead live in a state of judgment, regret and shame. They briefly focus on what it is they desire, but then they slip back into judgment and regret, and this is what I call the “Big Eraser” that will undo any progress they have made toward goal attainment. As a result, I teach my clients how to love themselves unconditionally. I do this by teaching them to become more in tune with their emotions, as emotions are the guide that will tell you whether you are moving closer to your goal, or moving further away from your desires.
My approach to goal attainment is unique for each individual and is focused on your particular skills, desires and abilities. I gather a history of your past goal setting experiences to determine what your strengths and weakness are and what has worked for you in the past. I help you identify any mental blocks to your success and create a plan for you to break through them. Then, I help you address any possible limiting beliefs and behavioral patterns that may be keeping you stuck in a pattern of unfulfillment. I help you define what type of risk taker you are and determine how dedicated you are when faced with challenges. Regardless of your past experiences with goal setting and attainment, you can make your desires a reality, and I am dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.
Are you ready for breakthrough in your life?
How to get in touch with me
The easiest way is to schedule your complimentary phone consultation with me through my online booking calendar, and I will call you at the designated time. No hassle, no phone tag, a time that is convenient to you and you speak directly with me.