Goal Setting Forms-- for Goal Setting
You will probably want to print this and then answer the questions.
Throughout history and even before, we have performed best when we have had goals-- when we have been challenged.
"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes."
- Andrew Carnegie
But goals have to be qualified don't they. Once you have an idea... there is no sense going forward unless it is a viable option.
SET for Success uses the concept of a "well-formed outcome" as presented by Neuro-Semantics (NS) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
A goal must give you something specific, that is realistic, and attainable.
What You Want.
Will the goal give you what you want and is what you want, good for you? Does it affect life, family, business (job), or friends adversely?
Q. Does the goal give you what you want?
The actions for success must be initiated and maintained by "you" using resources you have or can obtain.
Q. Will the actions be initiated and maintained by you?
- Circumstances of the Outcome.
What are the circumstances within which this goal will be realized?
Because we operate in life through the information obtained from our five senses, we can have confidence in processes that use them.
Q. What will you see, hear, etc. when you obtain your goal?
Use Positive language to define your goal.
The desired outcome and long term results must be compelling.
Q. Is your outcome and long term results, compelling?
Q. What good will happen if you get the outcome?
Q. What good will happen if you don't get the outcome?
Q. What won't happen if you are successful?
Q. What won't happen if you are unsuccessful?
Q. Is there a reason that you might be hesitant to obtain the goal?
Q. Is there any reason to believe that this idea will not work?
Original Intention/Derived Gain.
If the idea you want to pursue contains a problem and your goal is a solution, you may need to satisfy two things with your goal.
Original intention. If the present condition has an original intention, like smoking was originally intended to let you "fit in" with peers, find a way that the solution also lets you fit in. A former smoker might join a running club to fit in.
Q. If there is an original intention, will it be satisfied?
Derived gain. If after developing the smoking habit, it relaxed you (a derived gain) then the solution needs to relax you; if it is going to work well.
Q. If there is a derived gain, will it be satisfied?
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