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Monday, August 5, 2019

Goal Setting Worksheets Part I

Goal Setting Worksheets Part I

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Use these goal setting worksheets to help you work through the things you want to achieve and how you plan to achieve them. These goal setting strategies will help you step by step as you think through and write down your goals. Consider it a one-on-one goal setting lesson plan as if we were sitting down with you coaching you along the way.
Whether you're setting personal goals, setting career goals, setting business goals, or a combination of the three, these goal setting worksheets will benefit you in the process of thinking through, writing down, and then implementing the steps needed to achieve your goals.
The first of the goal setting worksheets is based on the book, "The Slight Edge" by Jeff Olson. Part II of the goal setting worksheets is based on the SMART method of goal setting. Choose which one works better for you or combine the two to create your own personalized formula. They are both great goal setting exercises, but don't leave out the crucial steps. The basic foundation of any of the successful goal setting strategies remains the same - Think about what you really want, write it down, plan it out, and work the plan.
So let's begin...
The Slight Edge Goal Setting Exercise
First, there are 4 basic steps to take in order to achieve your goals or dreams. They are:
  1. Put it down on paper, make it specific, and give it a timeline.
  2. Read it every day.
  3. Realize the price that will need to be paid.
  4. Have a plan at the beginning.
Step 1: Write your goals down, make them specific, and give them a deadline. This is the most critical step in the goal setting lesson plan. You must envision yourself with as many senses as possible achieving and living your achieved goal. For example, if you want a bigger, nicer house, it's important for you to engage all your senses in the process in order to make it more real. Go to see nice houses - walk through them, feel the marble counter tops, imagine yourself cooking dinner (or have someone else cook). Imagine how you would decorate it, or better yet see model homes that are already decorated. Walk through the front door and imagine that you're home. Dream and keep dreaming of the process of achievement.

"If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal." - Zig Ziglar

Then you need to write down your goals. Number a piece of paper from 1-5. Now write down your first goal in as much detail as possible (for example, 5,000 square foot home on a golf course with a pool, granite countertops, etc.). Put at least 2 descriptions that will detail your goal.
Next, give your goals a deadline that you can reasonably reach. Answer the question, "When?"
"A goal is a dream with a deadline." - Napolean Hill
Remember: Your goals can be as big or as small as you like - as long as it's something you REALLY want.

Step 2: Look at your goals every day. This takes discipline, but it is essential in order to beat the odds and obtain what you are reaching for. When you have your goals constantly before you and on your mind, something inside you (your subconscious) goes to work to make it happen. "If you have the right philosophy, the philosophy of the Slight Edge, then you will come up with the right actions and keep repeating those actions ... and a series of events will kick in, including circumstances you could never have dreamed of, that will take you to that goal." (Jeff Olson in "The Slight Edge")
Transfer these 5 goals onto 3 x 5 cards or some other form that you can carry easily with you daily.

Step 3: Realize the price you will have to pay and be willing to pay it. As Jeff says in "The Slight Edge," "You don't have to pay for your million-dollar dream with a million-dollar personal check. You can pay for it with ... well, with a penny a day. But you do need to understand that that penny is, and you do need to pay it." There is a price to pay for any dream or goal you want to achieve, no matter how small or great. It may be as simple as giving up a certain type of food in order to meet your weight-loss goal or saving the money you would spend eating out every day to put toward that dream sports car. Only you can say whether it's too high a price to pay to give up what you need to give up. How much do you want to achieve your goals?

Step 4: Start with a plan. This plan doesn't have to be perfect and doesn't have to take you all the way to your goal. This plan must simply get you started. You can fine-tune your plan at any time along the way in order to make it more detailed. Small successes along the way can make it important to change your original plan. The initial plan will get you rolling. Don't think you have to have the perfect plan before you get started - "There is no perfect plan. By definition, there can't be, because a plan is not getting there - it's only your jumping-off point." (Jeff Olson - "The Slight Edge")
On the next page, we will go over the second of the goal setting worksheets - SMART goals.

Goal Setting Worksheets Part II - SMART Goals


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