“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill
I had a client who recently told me that she had become discouraged because, although she had been setting and achieving goals most of her life, she wasn’t able to lose weight. She told me she felt like giving up.
When I asked her why she told me, “I need to lose 50 pounds. I don’t think I can do it!”
So I asked her if she thought she could lose two pounds. She told me, “Of course!”
I told her that’s all she needed to do, lose 2 pounds 25 times. She needed to break the process of setting and achieving goals into smaller chunks. Continue reading →
In Part 1 of “How to Transform Your Life” we looked at the 3 steps to setting and achieving goals:
1. Set your goal.
2. Monitor your results (feedback)
3. Adjust your behavior until you achieve your desired outcome
Like I mentioned in part one, I have clients who come to me looking for hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP to change their lives while having no idea of the result they are looking for. In order to get anything in life you have to set an outcome. That was part 1. Now let’s look at part 2.
As a coach that helps people develop their potential I have had a number of clients that come to me wanting to change. So the first thing I do is ask them what they want. Many times they tell me some fuzzy thing that they want or what they don’t want. I have to explain that if they want shift to happen, neither of these approaches works.
Three Steps to Setting and Achieving Goals
Setting and achieving goals is actually simple if you follow three steps. These steps are: Continue reading →