Goal Planning

(6.i) What Do You Want?
What Don't You Want?

Goal planning begins with knowing exactly what you want. Common sense would dictate that before you acquire or accomplish anything, you need to define exactly what you would like to manifest.

Can you imagine what would happen if you decided to take a vacation somewhere exotic but made no plans? Your vacation would be a disaster.

Life is no different. Without any goal planning, who knows how your life will unfold? Is it any wonder so many people experience emotional turmoil, stress, worry, fear and lack?

Make a decision right now to leave this way of life behind. Choose to be one of the very few who accepts responsibility for who they are and what they accomplish. You can do it!

Goal setting is not difficult and can be a lot of fun, but it will take time and effort to:

  1. Decide what you really want.
  2. Craft your goal planning "list" into “properly worded” goals.
  3. Apply proven techniques on a daily basis to manifest your goals.

Ask just about anyone what they want and you will get vague generalities such as a better job, more money, wealth, better health or better relationships.

You will never be able to achieve success if you cannot define exactly what success means to you.

The entire goal setting process is actually an exercise that helps you do this - become clear on your definition of success.

How to Begin Goal Planning

Everything you have been learning from my tutorial has been leading you to this point – planning your life.

I have been expanding your awareness and providing the tools to eliminate self-sabotage and self-limiting beliefs. I have also explained numerous techniques to re-program your subconscious with new beliefs and habits.

What we can or might accomplish is only limited by our thoughts and beliefs.

Depending on how effectively you have been applying the information in this tutorial, you may still have self-limiting beliefs buried in your subconscious.

If this is your situation, no worries, I am here to help.

Simply begin goal planning by making a list of everything you don’t want. Pretty much anyone can tell you what they don’t want.

Here's a few examples:

  • I don't want to be poor.
  • I don't want to be sick all the time.
  • I don't want to be single and alone.
  • I don't want a mate who is unfaithful, unloving and uncaring.
  • I don't want to lose my job.

Think of everything you don't want!

Now take this list of what you “don’t want” and make another list that expresses the opposite of each item on your first list.

Now you have a list of things you do want.

For example, “I don’t want to be single” would become “I choose to attract a loving, caring and affectionate mate”.

Now let’s do some additional goal planning by adding to your "things I want" list.

A good place to start is things you need right now such as:

  • Immediate money to pay bills.
  • Finding a job.
  • Money for medical emergencies.
  • A place to live.
  • New clothes.
  • A car.
List everything. Don’t begin your goal planning with self-doubt and wondering how you can achieve any of these goals.

Right now all that’s important is to get clear on everything you “need”.

Next, let’s pretend I am your billionaire uncle and can write a check for whatever you ask. There is no need to worry about “how” you will do anything.

Let your imagination take over. There is no limit to what you can ask for, except the self-imposed limits of your reasoning intellect.

Begin adding to your list all the "things you want" such as:

  • A yearly income of $250,000.00.
  • A brand new Mercedes.
  • An ultra modern house on the seashore.
  • Your own private yacht.
  • An exotic vacation to a private resort in the Caribbean.
  • Maybe you want to own vacation property in the Caribbean.
Now for a reality check. Do you only want things? There is much more to life than what you own.

How about who you are?

Think of people you truly admire and respect. What is it you see in them you would also like to see in yourself?

Here are a few suggestions to get you thinking:

  • Self-confidence.
  • Self-love.
  • Self-respect.
  • Courage.
  • Calm demeanor.
  • Excellent sense of humor.
  • Ability to easily concentrate and focus your attention.
  • Internal peace.
  • Continued education.
  • Loving relationships.
  • Happiness.
  • Excellent health.
  • Physical fitness.
You have now finished the first step in the goal planning process - making your list.

Next we will take this list and turn it into workable goals.

Did you put your self-limiting beliefs aside?

Is there anything else you would like to have on your list, but left off due to your self-imposed limitations? This is your opportunity to add it now, before we move on.

Finished? Good, let’s move ahead to the next section where we will take each item on your list and run through a checklist.

Leave "Goal Planning" and go to "Beyond Smart Goals" where I explain how to use an in-depth checklist for personal goal setting.