Good Goal Setting Questions

I held our annual family goal setting session last week at the ranch.  One of the topics we discussed is how sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to start when you set goals.  Sometimes that blank piece of paper just stares back at you and you can’t think of what to write down.

To help circumvent that, this year I came up with some questions that helped us all to plan this next year. If you’re having trouble writing your goals for 2012, it’s not too late to write them.  Perhaps the questions we used will also help you.

1.  What are 3 things I will stop doing this year?
Too often we concentrate on the things we should do or should accomplish, but we rarely think about what we should give up.  If you want to be successful, you may have to give things up in order to take on new things. Take some time and come up with a few things that would make you more productive if you stopped doing them.

2. What 3 things will you no longer tolerate?
Those of you who have purchased my Living Every Minute program know what this means, but it’s good to refresh.  What things are you no longer willing to put up with over this next year?  These can be your own personality traits, work things, or anything else that its time to give up.

3. What 3 things would you like to try?
Keep life fun.  What things could you try this year that you have never done before?

4. What 3 adventures would you like to go on?
Part of Living Every Minute is finding new adventures to embark on.  Adventures can be big like climbing a mountain or skydiving, or they may be simple, like trying a new restaurant or joining a new group.

5. Which 3 people would you love to see in person?
Who would you love to hear speak or see in concert?  When my mentor Jim Rohn died I was so disappointed. I had never taken the time to go see him in person. I started thinking about who I would like to see speak in person.  That decision lead me to go to Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within – which then led me to a great year of Platinum Partnership and a friendship with Tony Robbins, and his wife Sage.

6. What 3 people you would love to meet?
This is a similar question to the last one, but it’s more about meeting a person and getting to know them – not just seeing them live.

7.  What 3 habits would you like to acquire?
Habits make us who we are.  The quality of our lives is directly proportional to our habits.  What habits would make you happier and more successful?

8.  What 3 things if accomplished would make 2012 a success for you?
This is a tuff one because you have to think about what is really important to you.  It may be making more money.  It may be accomplishing one of the things you have listed in the first seven questions.  It may be improving a relationship.  Take some time to really think about this question.

9.  What is really important to you this year?
At first glance this may look like the previous question, but it is not.  This question is about both goal setting and also about identifying what the really important things in your life are.

If you have never taken the time to plan out your life, you are spinning your wheels.  One of my favorite sayings is, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there.”  I encourage you to check-out my Living Every Minute: Design the Life You Deserve program.  It has helped a lot of people set and reach their goals.  Don’t you deserve to live into the life of your dreams?  Click here to purchase it today.

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