Goal setting may just do the trick...
You can use different kinds of goals to create within yourself... extra motivation, awareness, direction, and concentration... Whatever you're challenging right now, this little step can make a big difference!
Working on a lifelong dream, battling through the difficulty, for however long it takes, and achieving it, can be a major turning point in your life. Setting goals can really help fuel this achievement.
If the quote above resonates with you... If you love self-development, psychology, the art of living well... then you're in the right place!
As well as goal setting, you'll come across research on strengths, hope, happiness, courage, resilience, flourishing, and many other ways that people function positively. I studied positive psychology, the science of what is right with people, and coaching psychology, the art of hopeful goal-based creative conversation at masters level and I can't get enough of it!
I'm also a goal-setting coach and as well as writing I love having conversations that give hope, pride, inspiration, and lead to people fulfilling their dreams. If you're interested feel free to get in touch and we can discuss how we might work together.
There's loads of reasons you might want to set a goal: Maybe you're wanting to feel more happiness, express more gratitude, develop a loving relationship with yourself... Or maybe it's more practical like eating better, exercising more, improving your work situation, and saving money. Sometimes it might be working through a difficulty, like an illness, lowering your stress, reducing depression or anxiety. Or maybe you want to find love, help your friends, contribute to society... The possibilities are as endless as your potential!
Did anything jump out at you? Or maybe there are many things you'd like to challenge...
Well, you'll find extra energy, strength, and hope with a flexible practise of goal setting, and you'll soon be walking confidently on the steady road to achievement.
There are many ways to go about setting goals. Here's a couple of examples:
You could focus on something in the short-medium term. This can be helpful if you know you want to make a break-through in a month or two, or perhaps 6 months.
If you can't seem to bring yourself to get going... a goal like this can help you start to win the inner battle and get moving.
You can use the worksheet below to set your goal. If you want to download other worksheets like this click here.
Click here to download a PDF copy of the worksheet above.
If you are especially busy or unwell be kind to yourself when it comes to deciding the "when". You may not want extra pressure right now.
Maybe a slight shift in focus and awareness is enough at this time. You may prefer not to set a specific date. Even just naming a month, or a season can be helpful.
There are many ways to set targets. Try and find an approach that sings to you right now. You will learn to set goals with flexibility on this site. You'll learn how to adjust your goals for different types of tasks, different personalities, and different situations.
Another option available to you is thinking in the longer term or creating a vision. The motivation created is more subtle but if your goals ring true to you this activity will help with direction, prioritising, and acting as a compass. Fill out the worksheet below to give it a try.
To download the PDF vision creation worksheet above click here.
You can always add to this in the following weeks, months, and years until you have something you are pleased with which defines your vision for the future.
Remember, there are no wrong answers! Don't worry too much about accuracy and realism here. Have fun!
You can find resources such as different worksheets and various templates for every kind of goal you're thinking of setting below.
Have you got a goal in mind you want to focus on now? Below are some popular areas that you might want to focus on...
We've probably heard it 100 times. But sometimes we all need a quick reminder to jog our memory. Why it all works? How it all works? How to make your goal smart etc etc... You will find articles on all this below.
Well done for visiting the goal setters dojo and honing your skills once again!
Wishing your great success!