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Setting the Right Goals

goal, goals, aspirations, goal setting, Stacia Robinson, The BeneChoice Companies, 2017

Take a moment to flash back to January 1, 2017. What were you doing? Who were you with at the time? What were your life aspirations / goals for 2017?

Now jump to the present.

How have your goals for 2017 been achieved? Do you even remember what goals you put in place for the year?

A yearly resolution can take place at any time; it’s not reserved for only January. Now that three quarters of the year is complete, it’s time to reflect on what you have accomplished and work towards what you want to achieve before the year ends. A great amount of change can happen with three months left in the year!

Let’s begin by looking at HOW to know you’ve set the correct goal because yes, there are incorrect goals. Setting goals in your business should follow the SMART algorithm (Specific, Measurable, Achievable / Actionable, Results-focused, and Time- bound) and setting goals in your personal life are similar but with one added step:

Does your goal make you excited to attain? Take a brief moment to think about the word excited. A simple Google search will tell you that the adjective “excited” can be compared to meaning: very enthusiastic, eager, thrilled, exhilarated, animated, enlivened, electrified, enraptured, intoxicated, feverish, adrenalized, high as a kite, fired up, aflutter, and psyched. Does your goal make you feel THAT way?

If not, the answer is simple: change your goal to something that does make you excited, eager, and exhilarated.

Begin by visualizing the positive aspects of your dreams. Look at how your life would be different when that goal is achieved. For example, if your goal is weight loss, think about more than how you will look with clothes that are tight. Think about how
going up and down stairs would be easier. Think about how the weight loss would impact your energy levels, your time with your kids and spouse.

You need to clearly understand WHY you want to succeed in this area of your life for the goal to be right. Now that you have accomplished learning how a goal should make you feel, delve into your why and you will have a new perspective to give you hope for how to accomplish which.