Add Clarity To Your Goals…
While coaching, I come across lots of people who have something in mind and do another thing. We keep on thinking what lies in our mind but continue doing the other thing. Life goes on and finally, we come to a conclusion “I am in a wrong job” or “I earned everything but not satisfied”. Even sometimes we tend to shift our goals to our next generation – “My son/daughter will do it…”
Actually, this continues until the last day of our life. We die many times before our death. We may live… but can’t lead the way we wish, live life to the fullest. One of the most important factors while doing Goal Setting is clarity on Goals. We have too many wishes but have too less clarity to convert them to reality.
It’s very important to have proper information on goals. Referring to the presuppositions of NLP,” the world is full of information” or Apple “Information is Power”. It will help us know our goals. Make it Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound – The Smart Way. Getting information, the best way is through questioning skills.
Below is a small exercise to understand clarity on goals: –
1. On a piece of paper, write your one goal.
2. Write how you will understand when the goal is achieved. (Ex: When I will see bank balance of….)
3. Write when you want to achieve it? (On a date …/../…. or after 2 years. 3 years and so on).
4. Next, ask yourself, whether the timeline given is achievable?
5. Next, divide the time left to the goal in 3 to 4 intervals.
6. Now, divide your goals in each interval (Chunk your goals into small goals)
7. Now, decide what needs to be done today, tomorrow and day after and so on to achieve the goal.
8. Try to locate people who have already achieved the goal and try to get information about it.
Just by doing these, see how much clarity on goals we got. We have all the information and resources to achieve what we want… What we need are proper ways to receive the….