Having conducted an intense study of goal setting Techniques and strategies over the last few years, and received feedback from the more than 5,000 users of Goals Magic, I have discovered that there are 47 keys to goal setting success. All 47 of these keys will be revealed in my soon to be released e-book ’47 Keys to Unleashing the Magic in Goal Setting!’
In this article I want to give you a brief outline Of the 7 critical keys to goal setting success and in so doing empower you with goal setting skills any one can use.
The 7 critical keys to goal setting success are:
1/ Goal Setting is a Skill & a Discipline – Whilst they don’t teach goal setting at school, it is indeed a skill that needs to be mastered. You need to find out as much as you can about the techniques of goal setting to really master it. Equally important is the need to apply discipline to the process. Work at goal setting daily, weekly and monthly and your life will be transformed.
2/ Goals must be committed in Writing – I know you have heard this many times before, but let’s be honest for a moment. Are your goals in writing? Do you have a design and plan committed to paper? When goals are documented in writing they become imbedded in your subconscious mind. The simple act of crafting your better future with pen and paper unleashes an almighty force in your life.
3/ Clarity is critical – One of the keys for all successful people is that they are very clear about what it is they want out of life. Get clear on what you want! Life will reward you with what ever you want once you are clear on what it is.
4/ Universe rewards those who are specific – Once you are clear on what you want you need to now become specific. When Hollywood funnyman Jim Carey was broke and living In his car, he wrote out a check to himself for $7 million Dollars. How is that for specific? Shortly thereafter he was awarded the lead role in the movie ‘Pet Detective’ and was paid exactly $7 million dollars. Get specific about what you want.
5/ Overestimate / Underestimate Theory – Most people tend to overestimate what they might achieve in 1 year, and dramatically underestimate what they might achieve in 5 years. The more realistic you are in your time frames the faster you will achieve massive success.
6/ Your WHY is more important than HOW – In achieving your goals is far more important to have compelling reasons why you must achieve them than it is to know how you will achieve them. Spend most of your time focusing on developing compelling reasons why!
7/ You don’t need to know HOW – So many people put of starting on their goals because they do not know 100% of the HOW to achieve their goals from the outset. This is ridiculous! Just get started and do the 1% you know of to do now … the more momentum you develop and action you take the faster the way HOW to achieve your goals will be revealed to you.
Use these 7 critical goal setting keys in your life to focus on the goals you most want to achieve in the next 90 days and watch what happens. Your life could be totally transformed in the next 90 days by proper application of these goal setting techniques.
Give it a go … you have nothing to lose and a world of success to gain!
This article was written by Rod Moore of Life Design Systems. Rod is the creator of the Goals Magic System, a free personal goal setting system to enable you to design a compelling future. To get your free copy of Goals Magic visit the web site at http://www.lifetosuccess-recommends.com/goalsmagic.html