(excerpted and revised from my Polished, Planned & Prepared Program)

This is one of my favorite parts of the program. I love defining goals because I know that the simple act of writing them down increases the likelihood of actually achieving them by 70%!

Isn’t that amazing?

So I wonder why more people don’t do this? I do recognize that it does take time to really think about what it is that you want and when you’d like for those things to be a part of your life. But writing down your goals (and actually looking at them!) is the most powerful and fastest way for them to come true (like writing your Vivid Vision). And this e-lesson will help you define them in about an hour.

So let’s have some fun. In your Vivid Vision, you imagined a whole bunch of things you want in your life. Whatever you wrote is in your mind’s eye right now, so let’s start working towards making them tangible things in your life. When you’re done with this exercise, coupled with your Vivid Vision, you should feel an anticipation so great, it will spur you forward to making your dreams a reality.

Step 1:
Break your goals down into the following five categories:

1. Family goals
2. Social goals (including toy/adventure/fun goals)
3. Physical goals (including health and wellness goals)
4. Intellectual goals (including learning goals)
5. Spiritual goals (including contribution goals)

Step 2:
Grab a pen and set a timer for 5 minutes. Brainstorm anything and everything you can think of for each of these categories, giving each 5 minutes on the clock. Don’t censor yourself; just keep writing until the timer goes off.

Keep asking yourself what it is that you want with the full belief that whatever that is, it is possible. Come from a place of expectation, that you deserve whatever it is that you really, really want.

One of my favorite motivational quotes is “what would I do if I knew I could not fail?” It’s amazing what possibilities this opens up.

It’s important to remember as you do this exercise that you don’t need to know HOW any of these goals will come about.

Step 3:
Once you have completed brainstorming for each of the five categories, give a timeline to each of the goals you have written down.

Remember that a goal is a dream with a deadline.

Choose when you want to reach these goals: 1 year or less, 5 years or less, 10 years or less, etc.

Step 4:
Choose your most important one year goals in each category and write a paragraph about why you are committed to achieving each of these goals.

Know that if you have a big enough WHY, the HOW will come.

Once you are done, you should have 5 goals to shoot for over the next 12 months that are not only exciting to think about, but inspiring to know that achieving them is highly possible!

2007 Alicia M Forest and ClientAbundance.com

Alicia M Forest, MBA, Multiple Streams Queen & Coach and creator of “21 Easy & Essential Steps to Online Success System”, teaches coaches, consultants, and other solo professionals and online entrepreneurs how to attract more clients, create profit-making products and services, make more sales, and ultimately live the life they desire and deserve. For FREE tips on how to create abundance in your business, visit https://www.clientabundance.com

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