So, did you do the Magic Wand from yesterday's post? If not, I'd encourage you to go back a day and try it. But even with the magic wand, many people will be a bit murky on their actual goals, or may feel they need some refining. So, I've decided to add a few more goal setting tips as we prepare for 2011:
If you don't feel like you have enough clarity to know what you want, try another exercise Brian Tracy suggests: Take a folder and stick a sheet of paper in it. Write down your goals, then put a sheet of paper over top of that and close the folder. The next day, write your goals again without referencing your previous paper. Do this for 2 weeks to a month, and the things you want most will emerge as repeated.
Due dates are also important. Author Jack Canfield talks about goals in his book, The Success Principles says it's important to write down specific goals with due dates (how much by when). He also says you should include in the goals the phrase "or something better". I.E. I will make $100/per hour at my job, or something better by January 1, 2012.
Another exercise you can do with a friend that Jack Canfield Suggests is the "What Do You Want?" Have a friend sit with you with a pad of paper and for 15 minutes ask you the same thing, "What do you want?" Nothing is off limits- no area of your life. So use this exercise to brainstorm and see what is really important to you! This exercise in particular has been one of the most powerful tools my husband and I have used to help clarify our dreams.
You will be amazed at what emerges as you clarify what your dreams really are. Then, you need to gear yourself up to GO FOR YOUR DREAMS!!!