My Intentional Life Journey: Component 4 ~ My Life Journey Goals

How sweet it is!!  Component 3 ~ My Life Journey Worksheet was a long and rewarding process.  Component 4 is the next step.  This is where your journey takes shape!

You have a vision of who you want to be and what you want to do in this life.  That’s awesome!  Now, how are you going to get there?  That’s what you will use the My Life Journey Goals sheet for.

To obtain your goals, you need a plan.  Remember, the 5 Steps of Self Evolution?

Self Evolution Diagram

1. Self Awareness – Recognize and take ownership of your feeling and behaviors.  Look within yourself, admit your faults, and embrace your strengths.  You’ve done this!  Phases 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 of the worksheet were exercises in self awareness.  In Phase 6, you summarized your findings.  Pretty cool.  🙂

2. Decision – Make decisions that create your desired outcomes.  Although you were still exercising self awareness, you all also started touching on decisions that need to be made in order to find success in Phases 4, 5, and 6.  Phase 7 was were you began to focus on decisions and outcomes.

3. CommitmentMy Life Journey Goals sheet is where it all comes together.  Your goals serve as a plan to achieve your desired outcomes.  To attain your goals, you need to identify the specific steps necessary to succeed.  We refer to these as specific commitments and each one has a date that you will realize the commitment by.

4.  Action – The My Life Journey Goals sheet is an action guide.  Every specific commitment you make is a baby step.  Each one moves you closer to realizing your goal and desired outcome.  Simply having a plan isn’t enough.  It means nothing until you act upon it!

5.  Evaluation – Having a plan is a step and acting is step, but evaluation is what keep you on track and eventually leads you to realizing your desired outcomes and dreams!  Click here to find more information on evaluating your goals.

So, let’s talk more about how you complete the goal sheet.  For your convenience, click here for an excel version.

  • Each page is set-up to outline two different goals.  You will want to enter the date you are creating this at the center top of the page.
  • Goal – You can label your goals however you like.  You may want to use “1, 2, 3, …” or “A, B, C, …” or simply give it a short description like “Lose Weight.”
  • Realization Date – This is the date you want to have the goal completed by.
  • Goal Statement – State what the goal is that you striving to achieve.

        Examples:

          “Spend quality time with the family every Sunday.”

          “Be . . . present, without ego and giving of myself.”

          “Lose 20 pounds.”

          “Increase my blog traffic by 25%.”

          “Become department head.”

          “Eliminate negativity from my life.”

 

  • Current Reality – State where you are today with respect to the goal.  For instance, “I eat whatever I want and don’t take time to exercise.”

  • Accounts Affected – List which of your relational accounts are affected, see page 2 of your worksheet.

  • Specific Commitments – These are the steps necessary to realizing your goal.

       Examples:

          “Block my schedule every Sunday for family time.”

          “Move house chores to Saturday.”

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          “Sign up for weight management program.”

          “Open a gym membership.”

          “Exercise daily alternating days between cardio and strength training workouts”

          “Track caloric intake not to exceed 1200 a day.”

 

  • Due Date or Interval – Some items can be completed and marked off your list.  Those items have a due date.  Other items may need to be done on a routine basis, after all, we are talking about changing habits.  For example, for me to be present and without ego, I have a specific commitment to my recite affirmations and meditate daily.  So, I set an interval rather than a specific due date for those.

And that’s all there is to it.  Here are some guidelines to keep in mind while setting your goals.  Let the journey begin!   ~Angie

Question:  How does the thought of realizing your goals feel?

 

*** This post is just one in a series of many covering the aspects of the My Life Journey Program.  To learn more about the program, click here. ***

 

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