GOALS COURSE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

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GOALS COURSE GUIDELINES

  1.  Work on your goal chart for at least 5 minutes twice a day.  You can do this by working on paper, asking yourself the questions out loud or silently, or by listening to The Goals Process on the week 2 recording.

  2. Work on any of the other exercises from the course at least 5 minutes a day.  You can do this too by working on paper, asking yourself the questions out loud or silently, or by listening to the appropriate section of one of the recordings.

  3. Add or subtract items to/from your action steps list as they are either discovered, completed, or you have decided they are no longer appropriate.  Also, review and release any feelings about the actions you are considering doing - that day or at any time - in order to get your goal.

  4. Take at least one action towards achieving your goal a day and record it in your journal.

  5. … releasing partner (come back and complete this )

  6. From time to time, at random intervals throughout the day, simply stop whatever you are doing and interrupt both the physical and mental patterns you are engaged in, in that moment, and simply let yourself be.

  7. Allow yourself to notice and celebrate all that you already have, throughout the day.

  8. Write down the progress you notice both in attitude and in action at the end of each day in relation to your goal and this course in general.

WORDING A GOAL STATEMENT

  1. Phrase your goal in the NOW - as though it is already achieved.  Phrasing it as a future event tends to keep it always out of reach in the future.

  2. Phrase the goal positively.  Put in what you want, not what you don’t want.  Your goal statement should reflect the end result that you want to achieve.  Avoid including anything you want to get rid of in your statement, because keeping in mind what you don’t want, creates it.

  3. Your goal should feel realistic and right for you.  It should seem possible, with a sense of “I can have it!”

  4. Include yourself in the statement in relation to the goal.

  5. Be precise and concise.  Use as few words as possible, while being sure to make it a complete statement of what you want.  Choose exact words that convey a specific meaning to you.

  6. Be specific, but not limiting.  Leave things as open as possible to allow for results to be upgraded from what you initially project.

  7. Word your goal to facilitate letting go.

  8. Eliminate the word “want”.

  9. State the end result, not the means of achieving it.  Possible actions you may take would more appropriately fo on the reverse side of your Goal Chart.

  10. Focus on one goal per statement.  Don't diffuse your energy by creating multiple goals.

SAMPLE GOAL STATEMENTS

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