Changing Your Life With Goals Setting
Goal setting is a term that is often thrown out there but seldom acted upon, but it has been conclusively and exhaustively proven that those who have goals, and a mission, are the most successful people that are out there. Read Michael Johnson’s book ‘Slaying the Dragon’ to see how he took a systematic approach to setting out his ultimate goal, then reverse engineered how he would achieve it with smaller goals, and small steps in the right direction. This simple process resulted in world records and gold medals for the sprinting king pin.

Paul Chek maintains that having a mission and purpose in life is the key to personal and spiritual
success, as by focusing on something big, you don’t have the time or desire to focus on the smaller less meaningful things in life. Things like uncontrolled outbursts of anger, addiction, negative habits, and frustration, and even pain and illness, can all dissipate with the stroke of a pen if you have a mission in life, and some goals to get yourself a little closer each day.

Dan John talks about the journey from Point A to Point B, in his latest book ‘Intervention’, and the need to constantly assess along the way. Dan also encourages you to ask of yourself ‘Will you goal expand you?’. Will the goal allow you to grow?

Bruce Lee compares striving for a goal and movement to running water. ‘Running water will never grow stale’. This suggests that as long as we are active and moving twaords something meaningful, we will be fresh, youthful, healthy, and invigorated. Not stale and lacking in motivation. Lee even goes so far as to say that it doesn’t even matter if you never achieve your Ultimate Goal, but that it is the journey, striving, and inten that is the real reward from having a goal down on paper.

Look up any number of success books, gurus, or resources, and they all point to the same thing. If you want to be successful, you HAVE to have a goal. It doesn’t mater whether your are interested in achieving personal, professional, or sporting success, the common thread is that you MUST establish your goals, and a path to success.

 

At ACLAÍ Health and Performance, this is what we do. We help every single one of our clients set goals, establish motivation to achieve their Ultimate Goal, and help them plan out a step by step plan to get to where they want to be. The chances of accidentally stumbling upon your dream achievement is very very slim, so we make a plan to achieve it, and work to help each one of our clients get there. Not only do we help our clients set goals, but we have developed a 7 step Dream Realisation System based on much of the research in the area of personal success that allows our clients get the straightest and fastest route to their Ultimate Goal. We actually take you back a few steps before we jump in to the Ultimate Goal establishment, by working on your Core Values and Core Purpose. The reason for this is that we know you will face challenges and hiccups along the way to any meaningful goal, and by having core values and a core mission on paper, you will be more likely to stay on course, and enjoy the journey without the inner conflict that you would have if your were not 100% sure of your purpose and direction.

 

7 Steps to Realizing Your Dream

 

  1. Establish a Core Purpose in Life
  2. Write down your Core Values
  3. Establish your Ultimate Goal
  4. Identify Journey Goals
  5. Pick 3 Milestone Goals
  6. Establish Immediate Action Steps
  7. Form Positive Habits

 

We really feel like this is the key to personal, professional, and sporting success, which is why I’m so excited to share the steps with you. Each step would warrant of its own, but for this article, I want to bring you straight to Step 3, as initially, this can be the easiest for you to establish. It is third on the list, because often a persons Ultimate Goal will change, once they have spent some time establishing what they are about, and what they actually value in life. However, most of us have a dream or some kind of goal that we would like to achieve.

 

Identifying What You Want
An Ultimate Goal requires thought. It should be meaningful, and you should be able to measure it. You should be able to achieve it in a specific time frame, and you need to be accountable to someone to achieve your goal. It can be sport related, personal, professional, or even spiritual. So the big question is:

 

What is your Ultimate GOAL?

The thing that you want to achieve more than anything else in its field.

Stop right here, and write it on a piece of paper now. Now ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Is your goal meaningful to you?
  2. Can you measure how close you are to the goal?
  3. Will you definitely know when you have achieved this goal?
  4. Have you included a date by which you would like to have this goal achieved?
  5. Are you accountable to achieving the goal?

 

If you have answered ‘YES’ to all of the above, then you are on the right track. If you answered no to any of them, go back and revise your Ultimate Goal, and re-phrase it in a way that will allow you to answer ‘YES’ to all the questions. Now write your goal neatly on a piece of paper, or on the computer, and hang it in a prominent position, or carry it around with you.

Congratulations, you now have a meaningful goal that you want to work towards. It can be easy to dream up a nice big goal for yourself, but if you really want to achieve it, what you do next is going to be the key for getting to where you want to be. You need to undertake the other 6 steps of our Dream Realisation System.

 

What Now?

Call us on 021- 4365917 or email info@aclai.ie to find out more about our Dream Realisation System, and book in for a session to draw the roadmap to your ultimate success. As part of the system, you will get one on one advice from me, and work through the various worksheets and exercises that will show you as clearly as possible, the path to your success.

 

Further Reading:

Below are some great resources that you should check out if you want to learn more about success, and realizing your dreams.

Intervention by Dan John

http://www.danjohn.net

How to Eat Move and Be Healthy by Paul Chek

http://ppssuccess.com

Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

Body Mind Mastery by Dan Millman

Slaying the Dragon by Michael Johnson

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Remember, contact us now to get started on your personal path to success. 021- 4365917 or email info@aclai.ie.

Beir Bua,

Ainle