Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible to visible
The biggest mistake in goal setting is not aligning the goals you set to align with your true values.
That is why you have a high rate of failure in goal setting
In an article published by Forbes on why new years resolutions fail, only 8% of adult Americans achieve their goals.
This is shocking considering the fact that only about 45 percent of American usually set goals
The true picture of how many people fail to achieve their goals becomes grim when you look at the New Years resolution statistics
The study done by the University of Scranton shows that:
- 75 percent of Americans maintained their resolution by one week
- 71 percent maintained their resolution through two weeks
- 64 percent maintained their resolution past one month
- 46 percent maintained their resolution past six months
As you can see, you are not alone if you are failing in setting goals. And if you set goals you are likely to fail
The secret to improving your chances of setting goals and accomplishing them is to make sure that the goals you set reflect what you really want.
Why? Because when you set goals that are in agreement with your true desire-that is what you really want- you’ll realize your true potential.
When you are working on goals and objectives that will make you realize your potential, you’ll feel energized to take action and work on your goals.
The result is that you will hit your goals on target most of the time
The best way I have seen that setting goals works is to include your beliefs, visions and ideas in your goals.
Why? Because when you set goals in such a way that they reflect your beliefs, vision and idea you are likely to stick with achieving your goals
Here’s what you do when you really want to improve your goal setting:
Do these six simple exercises to reveal your true values and then set goals to reflect your answers
1. Imagine that you have the inborn ability to achieve any goal you could ever set for yourself. What do you really want to be, have, and do?
2. What are the activities that give you your greatest sense of meaning and purpose in life?
3. Look at your personal and work life today and identify how your own thinking has created your world. What should you, could you, change?
4. What do you think and talk about most of the time: what you want or what you don’t want?
5. What is the price you will have to pay to achieve the goals that are most important to you?
6. What one action should you take immediately as the result of your answers to the above questions?
The bottom line to improving your goal setting is to do so in a way that the goals you set reflect your true values.
The best way to having a higher goal setting success rate is to find out what you really want and have the courage to live your dreams.
Because it’s only when you live your life as you would really want it that you will succeed at goal setting.
There is a powerful proven goal setting system that you can use to determine exactly what you want and how to get it: Ultimate Goal Achieving System