Sunday, 16 June 2013

What Zone Are You In Grumpy?

Setting Your Goals and Breaking Free

What Zone are you in?

So you have finally had enough of getting up in the morning and doing the same old thing. You feel like you are travelling in circles on a merry go round, same old routine day in day out. In fact you cant even be bothered getting out of be in the mornings, and you ask yourself what's the point. You haven't got enough money to spend on what you want, and you are  just about paying the bills, life's a struggle.

Sounds to me like your in the grey zone, but wait, it could be worse, you could be in the awful zone, now there's a place you don't want to be. 

I am going to ask you a few questions - let us see what your answers are.

  • Do you have anything to look forward to in the future?
  • Do you love getting out of bed in the mornings?
  • Do you take a holiday at least once a year?
  • Can you afford to buy the things that you want?
  • Do have a job?
  • Do you love your Job?
  • Can you afford to join in all of the activities that your friends or partner may  put forward?

If you answered no to two or more of these questions you are in the grey zone. 
If you answered no to three or more of them you are in the awful zone. 

If you answered yes to all of them, then you are in the brilliant zone and this particular post is not for you, because you're enjoying life, you lucky sod.

Setting Goals

If you are in the awful zone, or the grey zone, how do you get out of it, you are probably thinking to yourself... Well you will need to set yourself a few goals, and go about achieving them.

Now you need to set goals in a positive manner, as in... do not state what you 'don't want', state what you 'do want'.

i.e  I don't want to be walking to work in a years time (negative goals setting).
       I want to be driving to work in a brand new car in a years time (positive goal setting).

Generally if you have the words don't and can't in your goal setting then these are negative  Remove them and take a different approach.  This is very important.

Here are  some examples below of positive goal setting:

State the goal in positive terms.

Describe the Present Situation and compare it with the desired future goal.
  • Where are you now?
  • Where do you want to be?
  • What do you want?
  • State it in the positive (what you want to achieve).
  • What are you going toward?
Ok now that I have given you the tools to find out where you are at the present point in time, and whether or not you need to address your situation. you need to spend a couple of hours setting goals. Look at the examples above and take your time. 

I shall be back in a couple of days, to empower your goal building process.

Just remember if you answered no to two or more of the questions above, you need to make some changes in your life. remember the great thing about setting goals is that you can be as extravagant as you want,there are no limits and it is a process which should be fun, so  reach for the stars with your goals and if you make half of them come true you will be in a totally different reality.

The next time somebody tells you that setting goals is really a lot of hype, tell him/her this. "If life is a journey, how will you get there if you don’t have an itinerary? Goals tell you where you are going, how you are going to get there, and what you will do when you get there".

As soon as you start writing your goals down and believing in them, you will already be taking a giant leap towards the 'Brilliant Zone' and that is where we all want to be.  

Its not hard, at all, you just need to get the ball rolling.


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