We often have an idea for a goal in our heads ‘we know what we want’, (or we think we do), and yet for some reason we miss the target.
It doesn’t have to be that way. We often here about creating SMART objectives, for more info on SMART click here. For now, SMART means:
S = Specific M = Measurable A = Achievable R = Relevant T = Time Bound
I’m not convinced simply having a SMART objective makes it any more achievable, you do have a better understanding of the goal, target or objective.
I’d like to show you how to strengthen the goal further and make it more visible to you.
To do this, we will use the ‘Well Formed Outcome’ tool often seen to be used within the NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming field).
Establishing a well formed outcome towards crystalising your goal or objective really helps to embed what you want into both your conscious and sub-conscious mind.
Some questions to ask yourself:
Q1. What do you want? (make sure you state it in a positive way!)
Q2. How will you know when you have achieved ‘it’?
Q3. What are your measures of success for ‘it’ – what will you see, hear & feel?
Q4. Who do you want to have ‘it’ with and when do you want to achieve ‘it’?
Q5. What resources do you need to achieve ‘it’?
Q6. Are other people involved?
Q7. How do those people need to contribute?
Q8. What will happen when you achieve it?
Q9. How will it benefit you? – detail at least 3 benefits.
Q10. What do you need to get started?
Q11. When will you get started?
Q12. What support do you need to ensure you stay on track?