What is your goal, exactly?

Goal Setting is Easy, Goal Achievement is a bit harder.

Goal Setting techniques always seem to start the same way–Step 1: Describe what you want.

But remember, it is important to be specific.

Many of my clients struggle with Step 1. Usually because they don’t take the time to think about exactly what they want, and they don’t understand the importance of being specific.

One technique to help clients work through Step 1 is to have them write a paragraph or two describing the specifics of the goal they want to reach. Next, I ask them to set it aside for a few hours, then go through it again to add more detail.

Success Habit SecretTaking time to think through the goal allows us to see it more clearly. This clarity helps us to feel the excitement and enthusiasm necessary to move consistently towards the goal. (Step 2)

  • What are the details of your goal?
  • How specific is your description?
  • Does it create excitement and enthusiasm?
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    Well, did you reach your Goal?

    Monday Goals become Friday Successes!

    As long as your Success Habits are in alignment with the goals you want to reach, then you can’t help but move closer every day to the lifestyle you want to live.

    Here are a few Success Habit examples.

    • Business Habit: Follow up with a new prospect within 24 hrs.
    • Health Habit: Drink a full glass of water with every meal.
    • Relationship Habit: Give a compliment each day.

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    What are your Success Habits that move you closer to the life you want?

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    Monday’s Goal — Success by Friday!

    It’s Monday! How’s your motivation?

    Motivation and goal setting are closely tied together. Without adequate motivation, goal achievement becomes more difficult.

    So, what are the keys to motivation? I would say, a clear vision and a burning desire are essential to creating the motivation necessary to reach your goals.

    What do you think?

    Be Your Greatest Self.

    Plan to Win!

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    What motivates you to reach your goals?

    How do you keep moving towards your goals?

    This is a topic I think about and talk about quite often. So I was intrigued when I found this TEDxSF Video on motivation. I’m not sure I agree with everything she says.

    But more importantly, it’s Great food for thought… What do you think?
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    Stop Screwing Yourself – Mel Robbins

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    Short Week — Big Goals

    arrow_targetWell, now that the long holiday weekend has passed it’s time to get this week revved up. We didn’t have a Mastermind Monday, but we can still plan out our goals for the week and target where we want to be by Friday.

    “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” –Buddha

    As described in Step 6 of The Success Habit Secret.
    Focus on your goals every day this week. We become and attract what we consistently think about.

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    The Mastermind and Your Goals

    Are you in a mastermind group?

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    The term mastermind group is generally attributed to Napoleon Hill, author of Think & Grow Rich and The Law of Success, who wrote this to explain the idea.

    “A Mastermind is a unique concept that leverages the collective power of the group, creating a Third Mind.”

    One way it might be explained today is, A gathering of like-minded individuals who meet regularly to support each other in reaching their goals.

    If you’re not familiar with the concept of a mastermind group here are a few of the benefits.

      • Discuss personal/business growth ideas and strategies
      • Provide a supportive and objective sounding board
      • Share experience & knowledge across the group
      • Review and support new ideas and activities
      • Accountability for continuous improvement

    ** NOW, A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR YOU. **
    If you are in the Phoenix, AZ area you are invited to participate in our local
    Monday Morning Mastermind

    The location sometimes changes but the start time is always 8:30 AM.
    Note: The cost is $5.00 per meeting, but if you print and bring this posting you can attend your 1st meeting for free.

    Call (602) 424-5758 or email Edward@YourGreatestSelf.com for the current location. For more information about the meetings click here MMM.

    (Fee is also waived for Networking Phoenix Passport members. Click Here)

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    More Insights on Your Positive Self Talk

    Do you talk yourself towards or away from your goals?

    Last time, I shared a Great article from Happify.com about words that can bring you down and move you away from your goals. Today, I found another article about the benefits of our words. Specifically, the words we tell ourselves, or Self Talk.
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    ‘Self Talk’: When Talking to Yourself, the Way You Do It Makes a Difference
    By Elizabeth Bernstein, WSJ.com

    In the article, the author explains that, “Self-talk is what happens when you make yourself the target of own comments, advice or reminders.”

    Again, Step 7 in my Success Habit Secret process is all about using your words to inspire you and charge up your motivation.

    So go ahead, talk yourself up!!!

    I wish for you all the success you strive to achieve.
    Edward Aldama
    Goal Achievement Coach

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    What’s Are Your “Trigger” Words?

    Words can lift you up or move you away from your goals.

    Happify.com is one of my favorite websites for positive reinforcement. This article is a Great reminder to watch our words.

    As you know, Step 7 in my Success Habit Secret process is all about using words to inspire you and charge up your motivation.

    Article: “5 Things You’re Saying That Are Bringing You Down.

    So, what are the trigger words that lift you up!?!
    And, which ones bring you down???

    ** More importantly; which ones do you use more often? **

    I wish for you all the success you strive to achieve.

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    Another Monday, Another Week of Goals

    Are you planning to win at your goals this week?

    Be Your Greatest Self.

    Plan to Win!

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    How often do you meet with your team?

    1-MinManagerI just met with a client who was holding “monthly” meetings with his partner. He was concerned that too many things seemed to be falling through the cracks.

    So, I asked him, “What do you think would happen if you switched to ‘weekly’ meetings?”

    Which reminded me of one of my favorite management books.

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