the art of Effective Goal Setting: One simple step now changes your future drastically

Have you noticed that sometimes your goal setting can be effective and sometimes not? It's an art. A skill. Here's how get it just right...

Effective goal setting means you setting goals that create the maximum value for you. It's about finding your own way.

Read on to try a goal setting activity which will lead to the kind of progress you won't regret. 

Where are we going to again?

The goals you choose now are so important. Choosing wisely now will influence your future more than you can imagine. 

If you can access the insight to choose goals that really mean a lot to you now... Goals that are really close to your heart.... That you would be delighted to achieve... Well enough said I think!

The game below can help you do this and only takes 5 mins of your time! Have a pen and paper, or your phone handy.

Death bed regrets: A great activity to give you sharp perspective as the creator of your future

This game aims to assist you in finding out who you most want to be, what is most important to you.

There is no one else like you. This is a scientific fact. Not a single individual on the entire planet is identical to you. Whatever way you look at it, physically, in terms of your huge number and variety of experiences, your DNA, your personality, you are unique in a very profound sense.

This is something you want to consider deeply when setting your vision for the future.

Ready to play?

  1. Really concentrate, visualise, imagine... it is your ACTUAL last few moments before death.
  2. Really get in to character. Imagine yourself as an old man or women.
  3. Lie down and speak in a frail and dying voice if that helps you. Can whatever you can to help it feel real.
  4. Imagine you are having a conversation with your closest friend in the hospital bed. 
  5. You are thinking over your long life. Your achievements, your failures, everything! When you're in this frame of mind ask yourself:
  6. What is your biggest and clearest regret? What is the one thing you wish you done more of? 
  7. Record the answers that come to mind. This can become the starting point or an important addition to your vision in life.

Some of my discoveries

I am quite entrepreneurial and was surprised that when I played this game recently my biggest regret was that I wish I had spent more time with my mum.

Luckily it's not too late.

This is what I mean when I talk about effective goal setting; another way of putting it would be wise goal setting, insightful goal setting, or well chosen goals.

What next?

How about setting some goals now with the free PDF worksheet below

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