I know that you’re not likely to be surprised in any way, shape or form if I start by saying that I believe having clear goals is important.
So I won’t. You already know that!
When it comes to gaining that extra 1% though, there’s a key element to the Goal Planning System that I notice being regularly missed out and it’s costing dearly when it comes to reaching your goals: VISUALISATION.
Once you’ve done all the planning phase of setting the goal – defining it, identfying the benefits to be gained or losses to be avoided, possible obstacles and solutions etc, the tough bit is often keeping the goal sufficiently at the forefront of your mind so that you keep on doing the stuff that is required if it’s ever going to be reached.
This is where visualisation comes in. What picture can you use, maybe you have to create, which you can then frame and hang somewhere that will keep the goal continually in mind?
If the goal is important enough, it’s worth the extra time and effort to follow this powerful step. Put the picture somewhere you (and anyone else who is working towards the goal) will see it all the time.
You can be as creative as you like when it comes to the what and how of picturing your goal. If it’s not something you do at the moment, I promise it’s really worth having a go with.
If you’re not familiar or currently using an effective Goal Planning System, get in touch and I’d be happy to talk you through it. It’s a fantastic, watertight system for the whole goals process – from setting the goal to establishing the tracking that will see you through to its accomplishment.