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8 Goal Setting Rules

April 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 165

What do you think was your biggest accomplishments of the last year? I encourage you all to reflect on the goals or resolutions you made for the year and how they have been realised. It is just as important now to look ahead and start planning your goals for next year. This is especially significant if you feel stuck in a rut, without direction or a general unhappiness about your life. Create a plan to get your life back on track by identifying and planning ways to achieve lifelong goals. Here are eight rules of goal planning to help you focus on achieving your innermost aspirations.

Rule 1. Set a goal you truly want to achieve

  • Is your goal exciting?
  • Are you up for the challenge?
  • Will it make positive changes to your life?
  • How long have you wanted to do this?
  • Are you ready and raring to go?

Rule 2. Ensure your goals are real, tangible and likely to be achieved.

  • Does your goal require funding - do you have the available cash?
  • Can you goal be achieved alongside your day-to-day responsibilities?
  • Check your goal is challenging but realistically achievable: will it keep you motivated to succeed?
  • Don't be inhibited: exciting, life-changing goals can be achieved with persistence, dedication and effective goal planning.

Rule 3. Write down a goal plan of action.

  • Writing it down increases your commitment.
  • Post copies of your goal around the house so you are inspired by it everyday.
  • Document while your goal is so important to you.

Rule 4. Break it down.

  • Split your goal into smaller tasks.
  • Plan your schedule so you can accomplish one task at a time.
  • This will motivate you to stay on the path to success.

Rule 5. Picture the scene.

  • Imagine how it will feel to realise your goal.
  • Remember this feeling and refer back to it on a regular basis.

Rule 6. Go For It!

  • Don't let anything or anyone stop you from accomplishing your goal!
  • Overcome any negative thoughts and keep the end result in mind.
  • Congratulate yourself for taking this step towards success, happiness and fulfilment!

Rule 7. Remember the basics.

  • If doubts creep in, refer back to rules 1-6 to kick-start your desire to achieve your goal!
  • Remind yourself of the benefits of achieving your goal.
  • Review what you have achieved so far to keep you motivated.

Rule 8. Celebrate!

  • Ensure you celebrate the small triumphs and big victories until your goal is complete and you are living the dream!

Start your journey today - achieve confidence, balance and joy.

Tracey Wall is a professional personal coach and director of Empowering Mums. Empowering Mums enables mums to live their dreams and aspirations, to become confident, balanced, fulfilled and happy women. We work by supporting and encouraging mums to take ownership of their lives, make positive changes, fulfil their potential and live their lives to the full, achieving life-long ambitions and goals in all aspects of their life. Become the woman you strive to be and live with intention, not regret! Contact Empowering Mums today on 01606 785 357 or visit for more information.

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