The three keys to living without limits have always been the same. They are clarity, competence, and concentration. Goal setting will help you live without limits. Learning how to set goals is an art. Learn why setting goals is a necessity. Here are 7 Must-have conditions to set goals.
1. State your goal in positive terms.
People often set a goal in terms of what they do not want! “I don’t want to smoke, to be angry…” It is “what I want to do or want to be.” From above example it could be “I want to be a smoke-free.” See the difference? Hear the nuance? Are you ready to state positively every goal you want to achieve?
2. Your goal must be self-initiated
Make sure the goal can be self-initiated and maintained. The goal does not depend on the attitude of your neighbor, on the behavior of your family or friends. The success of your goal must depend on you, and you alone.
3. Your goal must be sensory specific
Here comes the importance of clarity. The clearer the picture, the more compelling and the more attractive it is, the greater the drive to reach your final destination. Act as if the goal is already achieved. Make a very clear image, in rich details, and you will be so enthusiastic that you will automatically attract the solution.
4. State the context of the goal.
“Where and when will my goal be achieved?” The answer can be obvious for some goals but not at all for others. Try to be as specific as possible.
5. Run a Quality Control check on the goal to ensure balance in all areas of your home/work life.
Above all, you do not want to lose your balance. When you run this ‘Quality Control Check”, you play a win-win strategy. Everything is one system and the whole system must win. You will find peace of mind in knowing that you are in harmony with the system. Step back and look at all areas of your life. Is your goal worth it?
6. State the resources needed to achieve the goal: what is the price to pay?
There is always a price to pay, for everything. There is always some kind of sacrifice to make when you set a worthy goal. In this step, you will define all that you will need, in terms of time, money and energy.
7. State the value and the consistency of the goal.
Why do I want to reach this goal? Why is it important to me? Is this goal in harmony with my vision, beliefs, and values? Answer these questions. If you do not seem to be satisfied with the answers, maybe you should change your goal. Set a new goal until you feel it is in harmony with your passion, vision, or mission.
When you properly set a goal with this model, two important things occur. First, you are in total harmony with your vision, belief, and value systems because your entire “You” agrees and offers no resistance. Second, you are programmed to succeed. Indeed, your very (whole) neurology and physiology are both instructed to drive you towards obtaining your desired goal. You are totally focused.
Again, the three keys to living without limits have always been the same. They are clarity, competence, and concentration. When you set crystal clear goals, and you respect the 7 must-have conditions, you can literally live without limits, will you?