Setting Goals For a Very Prosperous 2010

A beautiful young college student writing on a notebook outdoorI was on an impromptu webinar tonight about Goal Setting. What does that mean? I got notice of the webinar 65 minutes before it was starting, so I signed up immediately only to find out that the webinar was starting in 3 minutes. It’s good to be flexible.

Here are two very important exercises that are actually fun to do. But the key here is to spend enough time on each question (20 to 30 minutes!) so you can start really “feeling” it in your gut. Here they are:

1. What is the story of your perfect life? Write the story and use sights, sounds, feeling, and smells and taste – if you like.

Like I mentioned, really think about this. How does each day start? What is your perfect day? Who are you with? Where are you? What is driving you? What is your passion?

2. What would you buy if you had unlimited resources and there was a Perfect Life Store? You could purchase personality traits as well as a Lexus GX460 or a Red BMW M6. You could also donate money to your favorite charity. Or you could fly down to Central America and assist a local clinic for a month. What would you do?

Stretch you mind here. The key word is “unlimited.” Most of us have to visit this over and over again to start getting a feel for “unlimited.”

The big key to both of these questions is to WRITE down the answers. Leave some space too, because you will be always adding to these or changing them.

This is just the beginning of goal setting. But it’s an important beginning. Because if you don’t know where you are going, any path or road will do.

Stay tuned for more. It’s on the way!

4 thoughts on “Setting Goals For a Very Prosperous 2010

  1. Goal setting is a transformational process. It allow people to have the direction in life that they so desperately need. People must understand that it’s important not to skip a step if they want to be successful. Take the necessary time to really set crystal clear goals and define the reasons for achieving them. WRITE THEM DOWN! 95% of people won’t write their goals down. Something I learned a while ago is that to achieve greatness, you must be great–and that means being different!

  2. That is so true, Daniel! If only a small percentage of people bother to write their goals down, shouldn’t this be a wake-up call to a simple strategy that can have huge rewards?

    I’ll fill you in on a little secret. The percentage of people that write their goals down is about the same percentage of people that earn over 6 figures per year. Hmmm….. I wonder if the two are related?

  3. I feel that goal setting is a by-product of a previous change. People by nature don’t set goal’s but seem to just roll with the punches. Something has to have happened to them for them to start to change the future.

  4. You have a good point there, Steven. You’d think with the dire economic state of many people, this would be the “push” it takes to quit just rolling with the punches.

    I’m personally fascinated with the “possibility” of what really can happen with clearly defined and written down goals – and a plan to see them realized.

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