Motivational Speakers – Turn Goal Setting, into Goal Achieving
Turn Goal Setting, into Goal Achieving
Open your Mind and Think Bigger Than Yourself
There is a sort of magic found in setting goals. When you set yourself goals in an ever expanding spiral, starting with goals for yourself, your immediate and extended family, your community, city where you live, province or state, your country where you earn most of your money and finally goals for the planet and beyond. You open your mind and you begin to see massive possibility or hidden potential, which would have remained hidden from you, had you not allowed yourself to think beyond your own limited environment.
When you consciously set yourself inspiring goals and you are clear on why achieving those goals is important to you, you unlock a deep rooted passion and drive, which will allow you to overcome any obstacle, which may cross your path. The one huge secret, which I have discovered when trying to turn goal setting into goal achieving, is that you must have goals, which are bigger than yourself and your own self-interest. Unless you have a vision and goals, which are at minimum, at least as big as your family, you will struggle to achieve your personal goals.
Your Goals Must Stretch you and Expand your Vision
You will struggle to expand your vision of what is possible for your family and achieve goals at this level, unless you have goals and a clear vision for your community. You will never be able to make a real and lasting difference in your community, unless you have a vision and a set of goals to make a difference in your state or province. You will most certainly never become an international player or even one of the top players in your nation, unless you have a vision and goals, which is truly vast and beyond global thinking.
Think Short, Medium and Long Term
Once you have stretched your thinking beyond yourself and stretched your mind to include a vision and goals for as large a world as you can. Expand your thinking around goal setting to include short, medium and long term goals. Short term is goals, which cover the next year, medium term goals stretch out over the next five years and long term goals stretch out in front of you, for the next 100 years.
Research has shown that most people over estimate what they can achieve in a year, but significantly underestimate the unbelievable possibilities, which can be achieved in a decade. When you allow yourself to take a really long term view of what is possible, you free your brain to dream about unlimited possibility and you are able to see that almost anything is possible for you to achieve.
Expand your Space and Time Horizons
When you expand our space and time horizons, you are able to stretch your vision and you begin to explore and discover greater possibility, thereby unlocking more of our hidden potential. Remember that you will seldom if ever exceed your own expectations of what is possible for you to achieve. As your time and space horizons expand, so too do your expectations and belief in what is possible for your to achieve.
This phenomenon of expanding awareness and unlimited possibility is highlighted by examining the time horizons of different people, filling differing roles in our world.
- A factory worker has a limited time and space horizon and thinks in terms of hours and days.
- The person who supervisors the factory workers, must think in slightly expanded terms and sees the world from a slightly expanded perspective and thinks in terms of days and weeks.
- The lower management team needs to think and plan a little differently and they need to see their world in terms of weeks and months.
- Middle management takes on an even longer term view and they need to think and plan in terms of months and even year to year, in terms of budgets etc.
- The people in upper management positions are more strategic in their thinking and they focus on their business, in terms of years and decades.
- The CEO on the other hand must think in decades and focus his or her energy on creating a business, which will last for decades and even generations.
As you can see from this example, the greater your focus around your space and time continuum, the more expanded your time scale awareness becomes. As your space, time continuum expands, so too does your ability to expand and grow. This means that the scope and magnitude of your accomplishments will expand too.
The best way to turn goal setting into goal achievement and to attract the meaning and fulfilment you really want, is to expand your vision beyond your own selfish interest, extend your space and time horizons and learn the art of patience, where you allow longer time horizons for your vision and goals to be realised. Goals are never achieved if you fall into the trap of always expecting or wanting instant gratification.
Action Idea: Add your big vision into the mix, create a set of goals, which are as big as possible and which are stated in positive terms. Ensure that they encompasses a global or even universal view around what you can accomplish and you have the key to unlock your unlimited potential, where you can have, do and be whatever you want. When you are inspired from within and you have a vision and a set of goals, which stretches you and encourages you to think beyond only yourself, into an expanded time frame, which expands your thinking about what is possible for you. There is no limit to what you can achieve.
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