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Week 51 – How To Create Inspired Goals That Stick

When she was honored during the 2006 US Tennis Open Championship, cialis Billie Jean King, professional tennis player, told the crowd that when she was just five years old, she boldly announced to her mother she was going to do something important with her life. At the tender age of five, Billie Jean didn’t have a specific plan but she had a passion to make a difference. She went on to accomplish her dream by becoming a role model and advancing the rights of women in tennis.

Goals are the result of bringing dreams, plans and motivations into a workable form to produce a favorable outcome. It is a well-known fact that by planning and developing clear goals, we can significantly increase our chances of achieving greater success. Without planning, we tend to react to the busy-ness of life instead of creating a more meaning life.

Think about goals as your bucket list for the life you want. To be inspiring they must connect to your dreams and personal vision. Write down all the goals you have in every aspects of your life (e.g. work, relationships, community, well-being, etc).

  • Think Big: In 10 years I am accomplishing…
  • Think Mid-Term:  In 5 years I am accomplishing…
    Think Short-Term:  In 2-3 years I am accomplishing…
    Think Right Now: In the next 12 months I am accomplishing…

With a good list of the goals in hand and an idea on when you want to achieve these goals, you now have a list to inspire you to reach new heights of success. Next week we’ll focus on developing one specific goal, complete with actions, steps and a timeline.

 

Dianne is a certified coach who helps individuals thrive as they successfully manage the dynamics of incessant demands; and the author of a new book: If There Are No Limits… A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. For more information, visit the book page on this website. 
Compared to the million things we need to do, pharm creating goals may seem restrictive, diagnosis mundane and no fun at all. So why make them? Research shows again and again that well-articulated and written goals have a much higher success rate than intentions. A written goal is half the work done.

But goals don’t need to be boring. They should harness the best of your dreams, medical while being sprinkled with a dose of reality. We all have fantasies about owing a luxury home on the beach or in the mountains, yet the majority of us can’t afford this. Instead, let’s create goals that are real and add some swagger to help us achieve the most important goals we’ll ever achieve – our life goals. SWAG goals have four very important components that point to success. A SWAG goal is a Spicy, Winning, Audacious, Goals.

  • Spicy – Draw on your passions to create inspiring goals. A goal needs to be intrinsically motivated. A goal must have a resounding “I WANT to do it” and “I NEED to do it” stirring in your belly for it to have any chance of success.
  • Winning – A goal needs to be extrinsically motivated as well. It has to produce results you can see. The measurable outcomes provide the roadmap you need to stay on track while you’re implementing your goal.
  • Aspiring This is where you set actions that are realistic, yet stretch your abilities to become a better you. Tangible and achievable actions will sustain your energy and commitment to realize your goal.
  • Goal – A goal is not really a goal until you make a commitment to yourself to carry out the activities that will bring your goal to fruition. Assign a timeline to each activity and organize them in a sequence to achieve the success you want. Use the power of 3 small steps, every day, to keep moving forward with your goal and to maintain momentum.

Using your Think Big Bucket List from the exercise you did in week # 50, select a goal you want to achieve in the next 6 months.  Using the structure below, create a goal that is both inspiring and realistic. Be sure to make the goal spicy, winning and aspiring.

  1. Spicy - My goal is…
  2. Winning - I am taking the following actions… I am using the following resources…
  3. Aspiring - My goal will be completed by…
  4. Goal - My goal is accomplished when… I am celebrating…

Even the most motivating of goals will be challenging to keep when life gets in the way. If you feel a little overwhelmed or you’re struggling to move through one of the activities, try breaking it down to even smaller chunks. And if you hit a snag with a particular chunk, break it down into smaller steps. Identify the obstacles that are getting in the way so you can take the necessary steps to address these issues. Ask for help. This is not a race. It’s about pursuing a goal that is important to you and creating the most beautiful masterpiece – your life lived on purpose.

 

Dianne is a certified coach who helps individuals thrive as they successfully manage the dynamics of incessant demands; and the author of a new book: If There Are No Limits… A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. For more information, visit the book page on this website. 

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Dianne Gaudet is a certified Coach who is passionate about helping her clients manage the dynamics of continual life transitions as they reach new heights of personal and professional success. Helping Boomers create rich and inspired lifestyle plans for the retirement life they want is one of her greatest joys. Dianne is the author of a new book, If There Are No Limits... A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. She is also a motivational speaker, teacher and world traveller.