Goal setting and time management
A Secrets to achieving your goals
The alarm goes off at 5.30am at two different houses. It’s a cold and wet Melbourne morning, which is unusual for the first week of February. Bob turns off his alarm and thinks to himself “It’s cold, dark and wet. Do I get out of bed and go to the gym?” In another house not far away Bill thinks exactly the same thing. Fifteen minutes later ….
Both Bob and Bill made a New Years resolution to improve their health. BUT....
New years resolutions are made to be __________. (broken). Why does everyone know what goes in the blank?
Research from the Jack Zuefelt at DNA of Success shows that 7 or 8 out of 10 things a person writes on a goal list will NEVER happen. Everyone has goals they didn't finish and many they didn't even start on. You see goal setting and time management are intricately linked.
For nearly a century we have been taught that we have the power within us to do, have or become what ever we want. It's true we do have that power.
But where is the switch?
Our dreams and aspirations will be achieved but only if a certain, vital ingredient is there. If it is not there the dreams and aspirations are destined to be unfulfilled.
That vital ingredient is what we call ALIGNMENT. It means that your beliefs, inner desires and goals are all connected (rather than in conflict). When you have alignment you know you have identified an AUTHENTIC desires and you create TRUE GOALS.
If you rate your motivation level (honestly) for each of your goals your TRUE GOALS based on AUTHENTIC desires rate at 100%.
What happens when you try to get the discipline to do something if you don't really want to. You can't -- and all the visualization and reading about it in how-to books will not give you discipline. When your goals, values and beliefs are aligned your will find time to work on your goals.
Conflict and confusion happen when you set goals from a surface level. Both goal setting and time management become ineffective. You don't achieve the goal but you still waste time struggling with trying to get to the goal. Let’s go back to Bill and Bob to look at this.
Bob and Bill are both overweight (like most of the population), unfit and stressed from their high pressure jobs. They are successful, but struggle to “find time” to do things they would like to do!
Bob has lost 4 kilos since New Year. His cholesterol is lower and he is more active with his kids. Nothing has changed for Bill.
What is the difference?
When you get to the Authentic Desire you will always have some kind of an emotional experience. You may feel joy. You may feel tremendous assurance and have total confidence that you have hit the proverbial nail on the head. You may even start to tear up or cry. You may just breathe a deep sigh signifying that "Yes that's what I really want". You'll just know when you get there.
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