Top tips to identify and act on your personal goals
Our mind is a powerful instrument of creation and, once focused on a target, it can resemble a heat-seeking missile in the achievement of its goal(s). Through my workshops and coaching I have encountered many people who have had tremendous success in a setting a pathway for themselves by harnessing the power of goal-setting.
Defining the Goal
A goal, by its very nature, will take us from the point of where we are now to a point of choice that is preferred or superior to our current position. This means that goals come in two principles forms – Progressive or Maintenance. A progressive goal, for example, could be target weight loss, i.e. ‘By the end of July 2013, I will be 80kgs’. A maintenance goal (generally set after attaining a progressive goal) could be: ‘By the end of Dec 2013, I will still be 80kgs’.
Clearing Away the Obstacles
What is important to realise is that a goal, by its very nature will create obstacles that must be overcome, challenges that must be surmounted and there is a universal principle that states: “There is no growth without effort.”
Finding out more about Stephen Chong
Stephen Chong is a professional development coach and author of the new book Letters Across Time and the popular The Music of the Soul: A pathway to a rich and fulfilling life, now available at good book stores or online at www.stephenchong.com.au
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