Career/Educational dreams › I have a dream to write a book › I have a dream to be a speaker at youth conferences across the nation › I have a dream to run and be a part of a humanitarian organization › I have a dream to be a personal coach › I have a dream to be and educator
Personal dreams › I have a dream to raise successful children › I have a dream to own a beach home on the coast of Southern California › I have a dream to visit Greece › I have a dream to have yearly vacations with my adult children and family › I have a dream to own serve in an underprivileged community › I have a dream to own a convertible
FearFear of failureFear of inadequacyLazyBelieve it is not possible
Experts on the science of success know the brain is a goal-seeking organism. Whatever goal you give your sub- conscious mind, it will work night and day to achieve it › All it needs is……….WHAT (DREAM) and WHEN (TIMELINE) !
Goals: those things you aim for that take planning and work. Short-Term Goal: a goal that you can reach in a short period of time. Long-Term Goal: a goal that you plan to reach over an extended period of time. Action plan: a multi-step strategy to identify and achieve your goals.
Take control of your life Focus on the important things Make good decisions Finish tasks efficiently Builds self-confidence Sense of accomplishment Make progress toward bigger goals Setting the goal is half of the work toward achieving the goal
S (Specific)M (Measurable)A (Attainable)R (Realistic)T (Timely)
Good Idea Goal: › I would like to go to › I will attend USC fall college semester 2015.
I want to improve my I will have an A in math grade geometry by end of 2th quarter by turning in all assignments in on time.
Good Idea Goal: › I need to drink more › I will drink a water minimum of 5 glasses of water by 5 pm each day
I want to lose weight I will weigh 120 pounds by 5 pm, January 1, 2013
It is good to have goals that require you to grow and to achieve and may make you a little uncomfortable Ultimate goal is to become a master of life. To do this you will need to learn new skills, expand your vision of what is possible, build new relationships and learn to overcome your fears, considerations and road blocks.
A study of Harvard graduates found that after 20 years, the three percent of them who had written goals achieved more financially than the other 97% combined! "An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals."
3 things to understand about goals: › Considerations: all the reasons why goal is impossible. Work twice as hard, you could get hurt, may take too much time › Fears: rejection, failure, making a fool of yourself. › Roadblocks: don’t have the money, class my not be open, cant find a partner, time?
DO NOT SEE CONSIDERATIONS, FEARS AND ROAD BLOCKS AS STOP SIGNS!!! LEARN TO DEAL WITH THEM. › In fact, they are supposed to appear if they don’t it means you have not set a goal big enough to stretch you and grow.
1. Set a specific realistic goal and write it down.2. List the steps you will take to reach your goal. (visualization: 5 senses)3. Identify sources of help and support.4. Set a reasonable time frame for achieving your goal.5. Evaluate your progress by establishing checkpoints.6. Reward yourself for achieving your goal.
Think of 3 things you want to accomplish in the next several months. These must be things that are truly important to you and within your power to accomplish. For each one describe in detail what you will need to do in order to succeed and lay out an action plan for doing it
Goal: lose 10 pounds by Jan 1 at 5pm › Steps: exercise 3x week Monday Wed Friday › Run with jenny once a week monday › Weigh in weekly sunday › Eat desired calorie alotment Carry a food journal
Think to a day in the future, the day of your funeral. Should you have died and people come to your funeral, what would you want them to say? What would you want to be remembered for? What is it that you feel your family and friends ought to miss most about you and specifically mention in their eulogy? Think about it and then write these things down. Think about what would you want to be remembered for, what are the qualities which you would want to possess, which would characterize you even at your funeral. Scratch out the ones which you already feel you possess and work on acquiring the others
“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” -Abraham Lincoln What does this statement mean?