I have seen so much out there about goalsetting but the only thing that really matters about setting your goals is actually doing something with them.

It’s a bit like making a vision board and hiding it away in a box!

Whether you believe in the power of manifestation or not the key to achieving what you truly desire is understanding the goal and taking the time to make it happen,

I used to be a very black-and-white kind of gal – but after launching my first business almost 13 years ago, I realised just how important my mindset was to success.

I knew a lot of what I was doing – after all it was just putting what I have been doing for 13 years before into action. But when you are marketing yourself it is so much different than doing it for someone else because you are not dealing with fear, procrastination and imposter syndrome then.

As I did more work on my mindset I discovered the power of manifesting, thanks largely to the Money & Manifesting course by Sarah Akwisombe and The Money Medium Jen McFarlane.

Since then I have really worked hard on visualising my goals and feeling the emotions that go with them. Taking that time out is so much more powerful than just writing the goals down.

We know that “where attention goes, energy flows” and that your “vibration attracts your vision” – so if you are focussing on the negatives and what you don’t want – guess what that is what you will attract more of, because the universe can only act on your thoughts, it’s not clever enough to decide you want or don’t.

Here are my must-have steps to set the goals you really want 👊

State your goals in positive terms

People often set a goal in terms of what they don’t want! “I don’t want to smoke, to be angry” etc but the key is that you need to state  what you DO want or want to be.

See the difference? Hear the nuance? Are you ready to state positively every goal you want to achieve?

Make sure the goal can be self-initiated and maintained

The goal doesn’t depend on the attitude of your neighbour, on the behaviour of your partner or family.

The success of your goal must depend on you, and you alone, because let’s be honest it’s hard enough controlling on our own behaviour, let alone someone else’s!!

Your goal must be sensory specific

Here comes the importance of clarity.

The clearer the picture, the more compelling and the more attractive it is, the greater the drive to reach your final destination.

Always act as if the goal is already achieved, so who you need to be to get there and what you need to do to get there.

Make a very clear image, in rich details, and you will be so enthusiastic that you will automatically attract the solution.

State the context of the goal

It’s easy to say I want to earn say £50,000 but more work needs to be done.

Always try to be as specific as possible.

So how and when will the goal be achieved? If you are chasing an annual earning, try reverse engineering it so you know what you need to be earning each month to get there, and what you need to sell to achieve the numbers.

Money Mapping is a great process for really helping you get clear on your numbers and this video is a great place to start.

Run a quality control check on the goal to ensure balance in all areas of your home/work life.

So if one goal is to work less, maybe you only want to work three days a week, then go for it. But if another goal is double your income then is that in balance with working less?

I recently quality checked my own goals because I wasn’t feeling excited by them and when I revisited them I realised I wanted to make things as simple as possible and cut back to one business and one personal goal.

The last thing you want is to lose your balance or feel out of alignment, so check in regularly because you are in control of you goals and can tweak them as you go.

 When you run the ‘quality control check”, you play a win-win strategy. 

Everything is one system and the whole system must win. You will find peace of mind in knowing that you are in harmony with the system. Step back and look at all areas of your life. Is your goal worth it?

State the resources needed to achieve the goal

There is always a price to pay, for everything. There is always some kind of sacrifice to make when you set a worthy goal. In this step, you will define all that you will need, in terms of time, money and energy.

So do you have enough of the three ingredients?

State the value and the consistency of the goal

Why do I want to reach this goal?

Why is it important to me? Is this goal in harmony with my vision, beliefs and values?

Answer these questions. If you don’t seem to be satisfied with the answers, maybe you should change your goal. Set a new goal until you feel it is in harmony with your passion, vision or mission.

When you properly set a goal with this model, two important things occur.

First, you are in total harmony with your vision, belief and value systems because your entire “You” agrees and offers no resistance.

Second, you are programmed to succeed. Indeed, your very (whole) neurology and physiology are both instructed to drive you towards obtaining your desired goal. You are totally focused.

The three keys to living without limits have always been the same. They are clarity, competence, and concentration.

When you set your goals by following the steps above you can become one of the 8% (yep, you read that right – 8%) of the population who actually achieve their goals!

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