Articles

How to Achieve What You Desire With the Step By Step Goal Achievement System – Part I

by sschech1

Have you ever gotten really excited about that million dollar idea only to end up going nowhere?  Often times, the idea itself was not what had resulted in failure, but a lack of a systematic process to take that idea and turn it into a reality. This is like driving your car across the country, and never filling up your tank with gas.  You will only make it a certain distance, and you will never reach your final destination. What I am about to teach you is a way to create “mental gas stations,” with the Goal Achievement System (GAS).  The GAS will allow you to refuel your motivation and allow you to achieve extraordinary results that you did not know were possible.

The great thing about this process is that you can use it anywhere in your life that you choose.  You don’t need a million dollar idea, and you might have a different desired outcome, like loosing weight. For the purpose of this article, we will use weight loss as an example, but you can apply this same process for any type of goal.

They first part of the system is creating a well defined goal. A problem well stated is a problem half solved. We are going to take a simple ambiguous goal, the type that we are used to setting, and turn it into a clearly defined problem.

  1. Set a specific goal. You cannot be ambiguous. If you tell yourself, “I am going to lose weight,” does that mean you lose 5 pounds, or do you lose 30 pounds?  Your mind will probably end up giving you that satisfied feeling if you only lose 2 pounds, because that means you lost weight.  Be specific.  “I am going to lose 30 pounds.”
  2. Give your goal a deadline. Human beings are procrastinators! If you say “I am going to lose 30 pounds” you can easily tell yourself that you are on the right track a year later and 10 pounds lighter, because you don’t have a finish line. At the same time, if you GAIN 10 pounds, you still have not technically missed your goal, because it will never come due. Imagine if your boss said: “I’d like you to hand in that report sometime before you die.”  Would you do it? Probably not. If you tell yourself “I am going to lose 30 pounds in 10 weeks” you add a bit more pressure on yourself and you force yourself into taking action.
  3. Use Towards Motivation.  There are two types of motivation. Towards Motivation, and Away From Motivation.  Away From Motivation is the act of doing something for the sake of NOT doing, being, or feeling something else. For example, If you tell yourself “I want to lose weight because I DON’T want to be fat,” your mind focuses on what you don’t want, because the human nervous system cannot process a negative though without first focusing on what it is you don’t want. For example, “Don’t think about Benjamin Franklin’s face on the $100 bill.”  Did an image briefly flashed through your head before you forced it out? Away From Motivation usually ends up in us doing just enough to not have that feeling. You might lose 15 pounds and feel ‘not fat,’ and that will end up keeping you satisfied enough, but not completely satisfied. Instead, use Toward Motivation, as that will allow you to set a positive standard that you are continually trying to seek out and make better. “I am going to lose 30 pounds in 10 weeks so I can look great, be healthy, and feel more energetic.”  Which sounds better to you?
  4. Put yourself in the future, when you’ve achieved your goal. This is an exercise that you can use every day to help motivate you towards achieving your goal. Look at your calendar, and find out the exact date 10 weeks later.  Close your eyes and tell yourself “Today is December 5, and I am 30 pounds lighter. I look a lot better, and I feel great.  People have complemented me on how I look healthier and am a more enjoyable person to be around. I can now participate in activities I’ve always wanted to do but felt limited by my weight.” Imagine that picture in your head of that skinnier you, and associate yourself with that image as if you are seeing the world through your own eyes as people are complimenting you on the ‘new you.’ Take a moment to feel that excitement and energy. Smile. You will get there.
  5. Write down your new goal from step 4 and display it where you can see it. Personally, I like sticky notes. I like to write my goals down and place  them on my computer screen, so I end up looking at them many times a day. So write down your goal, and make sure you place it somewhere it can be easily viewed at least once a day. “Today is December 5, and I am 30 pounds lighter. I look a lot better, and I feel great.  People have complemented me on how I look healthier and am a more enjoyable person to be around. I can now participate in activities I’ve always wanted to do but felt limited by my weight.” Now, whenever you see your goal, you will be able to revision your experience from part 4 and it will help energize and excite you.

Congratulations! You have just concluded part I of the Goal Achievement System. Remember, ‘a problem well stated is a problem half solved.’ You might not have lost any weight yet (or whatever it is that you are trying to achieve) but you are already half way there. Trust me. An NFL coach who goes into a game without a game plan will have lost the game before the opening kickoff. In part II, I will show you how to pick all the right plays from your play book so that you can take your newly defined goal and make it into a reality.

Part 2 - Taking Action

====================================================

Meet the Cubicle Escape Artist on MySpace
 
  or check out my blog:

Live Free Die Rich - Escape the 9 to 5

===================================================



About sschech1 Advanced   

47 connections, 0 recommendations, 133 honor points.
Joined APSense since, September 14th, 2007, From San Diego, United States.

Created on Dec 31st 1969 19:00. Viewed 0 times.

Comments

Lisa Lomas Professional   
I very much enjoyed your article, great content, thank you!!
Sep 26th 2007 05:37   
Wendy Senior   
Excellent points and well taken

Can't wait for the next round thanks
Wendy
http://wensonlinebusiness.wordpress.com/
Sep 26th 2007 22:08   
Coach Steve Toth Advanced   
Well Done,

Except here in the US we don't have problems, we have issues and challenges! LOL

To Your Success,
Sep 26th 2007 22:53   
Ari Gustian Abdi Advanced   Logo And Tees Designer
very useful article. great! I'll use it for may business (visit my page to know what my business is)
Sep 27th 2007 23:01   
Linda Welch Committed   
Thank's so much for the Article,I enjoyed very much. Keep it up
and maybe I will learn something new. best Wish'es
Linda
Sep 27th 2007 23:29   
sschech1 Advanced  
Hey guys, thanks for the positive response. I just posted part 2 and I hope you'll enjoy it as much as part 1.
Sep 28th 2007 01:27   
Suriyan Wantluck Innovator   
Thank you
Oct 12th 2007 06:09   
Ed Dono Innovator   Pastor/Dean of Students
Great Article! Keep it up!
Oct 15th 2007 14:01   
Matt Koay Junior  Matt
Thanks for the well written blog. Its very clear, i do attend the training about the goal setting also and it also relate to Law of Attraction. Wish to share the free report with the groups.
www.secretsofgettingprosperous.com

Nov 24th 2007 20:03   
Linda Welch Committed   
Thank you for the Inspiration, Great Work
Feb 28th 2008 21:13   
Jean DAndrea Senior   Retired
Very well written article - good information. thanks


Apr 20th 2008 00:13   
cas Freshman  
thanks for this informative piece of detailed work.
i will be sure to keep these in mind.

i hope i can be like you.
please visit my site

http://milkmoney.weebly.com

thank you :-)
Aug 13th 2008 13:40   
Meekin Bruemmer Professional   affiliate marketer
JOIN for FREE Check out this great INCOME Opportunity Check out this Great Income Opportunity http://1youcantoomakemoney.ws/ IF YOU ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS DONE YOU Will only Have WHAT YOU HAVE NOW ~*Meekin*~
Aug 18th 2008 20:22   
Meekin Bruemmer Professional   affiliate marketer
Great Info THANK you So Much i learned alot
Aug 21st 2008 16:16   
Please sign in before you comment.