Let's talk about goal-setting. In this two-part series, we'll explore 14 essential questions to guide you in setting up some goals for yourself. If you've ever found yourself unsure about your goals or how to identify them, these questions will provide valuable insights. Watch the following video or keep reading for more...
If you never feel like getting up in the morning, perhaps establishing a goal that gives you purpose and anticipation is the key. When's the last time you went on a holiday and you had to get up at 3:00 AM to catch your flight to go to a beautiful place? Did you wake up feeling reluctant and wanting to stay in bed? Of course not, right? So how do you feel when you wake up?
Do you finish the day thinking: "Wow, I had an amazing day. I accomplished a lot today. I'm very happy with my day." Or do you feel dissatisfied, thinking: "Oh my gosh, this life, I'm not sure that I want to keep doing this. I don't like what to do, I don't like the people I spend my time with." Your evening emotions can be indicators for shaping your goals.
Identify what worries you. The things that worry you should be part of your goals, they should be listed in the things that you need to get rid of this year, that you need to do something about.
This is a very good question to answer when you work on goal-setting. If this were your last year on Earth, what would you regret not doing? This question will help you figure out what you should be focusing on in the future.
What do you really want and what will that do for you? Distinguish what you want from what other people want from you. This is what your goals should align with.
What do you need to be more of and what do you need to be less of? Your personality is not set in stone. Picture somebody that has already reached their goal. Visualize them and ask yourself: "How are they different than me? What qualities do they possess that would be to my advantage to possess as well?" It is possible. If you're more of an evening person, nothing's stopping you from being a morning person if this is what helps you reach your goal. You can become more of what you want to become.
What are the things you need to do more of? What are the things you need to do less of? Those are behaviors and skills also. What are the things you need to become good at? What are the things you're already good at that will help you get there?
Challenge the limiting beliefs that are keeping you from reaching your goal. What is holding you back? What do you need to believe in order to reach your goal? Imagine yourself having a very full and busy day. Can you hear all the nasty things you tell yourself? "I'm not good enough. I can't apply for this promotion. I will never have clients. I will never be able to charge that much." These are all limiting beliefs! How is that serving you to believe that? This needs to change.
These were the first eight questions of this two-part series about goal-setting. They were more about how to set up your goals and they were also about what's happening inside your head. Next week, we have six more questions, about your surroundings, this time. We can control what's in our head, but sometimes there's external factors... See you next time!
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Spoiler alert: First, you need to set up some goals.
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