Now that I’ve introduced you to the “G for Goals” goal-setting process, let’s hit the ground running and delve into the first two steps. Pull out a pencil and some paper. Time to start this party…
Commit | WHAT the heck are we trying to achieve here? I presume that you’re reading this for a reason. You have a specific goal in mind that you’d like to accomplish. I challenge you to think big – something that would be significant if you accomplished it.
Take some time to reflect. Ask yourself:
What exactly is my goal?
What will it feel like to achieve it?
How does my life change when I’ve achieved it?
What makes this goal so important to achieve?
Once you’re ready, put pencil to paper to define and commit to this goal. This is where the magic happens. I want you to use pencil because you’re going to make revisions before you sign this statement at the end of the process.
I [insert name here] commit to achieving this goal of [insert goal here - be specific] in the coming days, weeks, and months.
Writing down your goal seals it into your subconscious. Serious stuff, indeed. Now you’ve set the foundation of establishing your goal. Let’s build a structure of achievement.
On to Step Two…
Reinforce | Step Two. Time for more reflection.
Why do you care about this goal? Why now?
And why is this time different than the rest?
If you’re going to commit to this goal, think about why you’re taking this step and what makes this period of time different than any other time before. Adding passion and emotion to the mix ties your goal to your heartstrings. In this step, we are reminding your heart what your head already knows: that this goal is important and that you really do want this, no matter how tough it gets. Again, really take some time and think this out and write it down in a few sentences.
After you’ve written down why you want to achieve your goal, sleep on it. I’ll see you in a bit for Part II.