January 7, 2010
Here is what I call the Bakhtiar Formula for setting goals and accomplishing them.
1. Decide exactly what you want and write it down in the present tense.
Your goals should be clear that a child could read it and explain it clearly to another child.
(I need to lose 19 pounds of body fat, I need to get my waist down to 30, etc….)
2. Set a deadline for the achievement of your goal.
Because of the fear of failure many people set vague and unrealistic goals and avoid committing themselves to a timeline.
As a result they have no benchmark or standards to measure their progress, and they eventually give up and quite.
( I am going to lost 19 pounds by March 1st )
3. Determine the obstacles that you will have to overcome to achieve your goal.
Identify the major constraints that hold you back from achieving your goal at the present time.
Fully 80 percent of the reasons you are not achieving the goals are internal.
They result from your lack of some quality or ability, which is largely under your control.
Only 20 percent of your obstacles or difficulties that are holding you back are external, in other people or situations.
(Lack of time? Manage your time better, lack of knowledge? Hire a coach, Lazy? Get off your a**, etc….)
5. Identify the people, groups, and organizations whose cooperation you will require to achieve your goals.
6. Make a plan out of your answers in the previous questions.
A plan is the list of activities organized by sequence and priorities.
A list organized by sequence means that you decide what you must do before something else.
When you organize your list by priority, you decide whats more important on your list and what’s less important.
7. Take MASSIVE ACTION on your plan immediately.
Step out in faith.
Once you begin, do something every day that moves you in the direction of your most important goal.
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