Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Steps To Creating an Achievable Outcome

Setting goals is not difficult but it does require a good strategy that looks at the overall ecology of the goal (will I create more problems for myself or others if I get this) and in terms of being realistic, (able to be achieved with the resources and skills currently available) and accountable (deadline and consequences of not following-through.)

The following questions assist in ensuring an outcome is well-formed, and ecological (positive in all ways that impact your life).

Consider the goals that you want to set for yourself and achieve, both in the short and medium as well as long term. Make this a habit, to ask yourself these questions about any goal that you set for yourself, indeed, these may apply to many decisions that we make too.

 What specifically do you want? (state in positive terms.)

 Where are you now?

 What will you see, hear, fee, etc, when you have it?

 How will you know when you have it?

 What will this outcome get for you or allow you to do?

 Is it only for you?

 Where, when, how, and with whom do you want it?

 What do you have now, and what do you need to get your outcome?

 For what purpose do you want it?

 What will you gain or lose if you have it?

 What will happen if you get it?

 What won't happen if you get it?

 What will happen if you don't get it?

 What won't happen if you don't get it?

Lindy Asimus
Business & Life Coach
Newcastle NSW, Australia
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