How To Achieve Your Goals With EASE – Spring is traditionally the season of creation. In nature Spring is the season of new life, growth and development. Spring is a time of change and brings with it the possibility of creating new opportunities for ourselves. It is also an excellent time to reflect on where our lives are heading as well as a perfect time for us to devise new strategies to achieve our goals and dreams, whatever they may be.
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I would like to share with you a very successful technique that I use to achieve all of my goals. It will also raise your awareness as to where you are at in your life at the moment and see if there are any new possibilities that you can create, that ultimately will help you to achieve all of your goals with EASE this season.
Whenever I come to a period of change in my life I always ask myself the following questions. The questions help me to get full clarity on what the next steps are for me in the creation process of my goals.
What am I currently doing in my life?
This is an excellent question that helps to raise my awareness of where I have been spending the most of my time and energy in the past few months.
Why am I currently doing this?
This question looks at the underlying motivation of why I am spending my time and energy on whatever it is I am doing. It is an excellent chance to find out if I have been spending my time and energy on something that IS or IS NOT important to me.
Is what I am currently doing working for me and do I really enjoy doing this?
If the answer is yes then I know I am probably on the right track to achieving my goals. However if the answer is no then I ask myself the following question.
What would I rather be doing?
With this question I highlight all of the areas of my life that are important to me, such as my health, my sport, my career, my finances, my relationships, my contribution to others etc and design exactly what I would like to be doing with each of them. This gives me an excellent idea of what I would really like to be moving towards on a day to day basis.
Once I have answered this question for each important aspect of my life I ask the following question
Are there any reasons why I am not doing this right now?
This is quite possibly the most powerful question as it keeps me 100% honest to what I would rather be, do and have in my life and if I answer YES to it, then it instantly raises my awareness to any excuses I am making as to why I cant have what I want now, as well as any negative thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours that I may have that may be detrimental to the achievement of my goals. This question also highlights to me how committed (or non-committed) I am to achieving my goals.
Once I have answered this question and identified any thing that may be sabotaging my progress or holding me back I then conclude the process with the following question.
What new strategies can I perform to ensure I move towards my ideal situation?
Such new strategies could include:
- Identify where I am currently at so I can make the necessary changes
- Set and follow a plan that is efficient and easy to follow
- Remove unnecessary clutter and unfinished business from my life
- Begin an exercise program
- Eat nutritious healthy meals at least 6 days per week
- Identify and go after my ideal career
- Start a new hobby that I am passionate about
- Visit my friends at least 2 times per week.
- Spend at least 6 hours of quality time per week with my family etc, etc.
Once I have identified these new strategies I write them down and put them in a prominent place, such as on my wall and then I aim to take one positive action each day for each of the strategies until they have become a daily habit. To support me in this process I will always enlist the help of a close friend or even an expert in the area of each strategy and to maximise my motivation I will always give myself a reward when I achieve the goals.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your job, your family, your relationships or any other aspect of your life? Are your fears or bad habits getting in the way of positive change. Have you ever felt you were capable of so much more but dont know where to start?