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#7 Positive Practices: 6 Characteristics of Highly Effective Goals

Dec 16, 2015

6 Characteristics of Highly Effective Goals


 

 

1. WRITTEN

a. Makes it more real.

b. Increases conscious and subconscious awareness.

c. You’ll notice people, resources, info and opportunities that can support you.

d. Less than 3% of people have written goals, and less than 1% of people

review their goals regularly. Write down your goals…do it!

 

 

2. USES PRESENT TENSE

a. Enables brain to visualize goal and start seeing it as real.

b. Don’t say “I will,” state in present tense so it pulls you forward.

c. What’s more powerful?

“I will eat more healthy.” OR “I eat healthy foods.”

 

 

3. STATED POSITIVELY

a. We think in pictures.

b. The mind focuses on what you think about.

If you think “I will not eat junk food,” the mind focuses on the junk food.

Using a sports analogy, such as golf: If you think. “I’m not going to hit the

ball in the water,” guess where the ball goes? In the water!

KEY: Focus on where you want to go or what you want to do.

 

 

4. SPECIFIC & MEASURABLE

a. Clarity attracts.

b. Must give you a purpose.

c. Ambiguous goals produce diluted results.

d. Don’t say, “I want to be happy or have more money.”

e. Get specific… what does more money or happiness look like for you?

 

5. TIMEBOUND

a. It’s human nature to put things off… we get comfortable or busy or lazy.

b. Most people work best with a deadline.

c. Give yourself a reasonable timeline.

d. Consider tying it to some external event, ie: launch website by industry

conference.

6. BALANCE OF CHALLENGE & REALITY

a. Needs to cause you to stretch, grow and get out of your comfort zone.

b. Must also have a degree of believability/reality.

Exercise: Set an Effective Goal

Set a goal that relates to your Key Area of Life. (Refer to blog 1)

Write it down and see if it meets the Six Characteristics.

Next Blog: STEP 3: Take Action – What You Do


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