Setting Goals – Your Road Map to Success

Setting goals has been and continues to be one of the most important habits of successful people. At The Markson Connection, we recommend a daily morning routine of saying affirmations, doing visualizations and meditations, and reviewing your written goals.

What is the difference between a dream and a goal? The written word.  We recommend writing your goals by October 1st of each year. We know that it takes the subconscious mind approximately 90 days of repetition for information to seep in and become believable. When January 1st comes around, your mind is already in action like a heat-seeking missile, helping you to manifest all of your desires.

We need to do more than simply scribble down some ideas on a piece of paper.  Our goals need to be complete and focused, much like a road map.  Make sure that the goal you are working for is something your truly want, not just something that sounds good. A goal cannot contradict any of your other goals. Write your goal in the positive instead of the negative, focus on what you do want, not what you don’t want. Make sure your goal is big enough – shoot for the moon; if you miss you’ll still be in the stars. Remember, there are no unrealistic goals, just unrealistic time frames.

 Create SMART goals:

S – Specific – your goals should be written in as much detail as possible.

M – Measureable – when you measure your progress, you stay on track.

A – Attainable – you can attain almost any goal when you plan your steps wisely.

R – Realistic – goals must represent an objective toward which you are willing and able to work.

T- Timely – all of your goals should have a specific time frame or date to create urgency.

Write your goals utilizing the “6P” format:  Statement of Purpose, Personal goals, Professional goals, People goals, Play goals, and Prosperity goals.

If your goals are written out in as much detail as possible, have a specific date of completion, and contain the specific action steps necessary to attain them, there is only one more step to manifesting your goals … Add a reward or benefit that you will get when you accomplish your goals. This is an important step to give you a positive feeling. Your subconscious mind will help attract those feelings into your life.