Sarah Shore, MS

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How Much by When?

A very useful book, “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield (better known as the author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series) outlines 64 guiding principles that help get you to where you want to be in life.

One of his principles is the idea of goal-setting—how to set goals and what to do once you’ve set them.   If you are making changes in your life for the better, goal-setting is an important part of the process and really effective in improving your chances of success. 

  1. Decide “How much by when?”  I will weight 135 by Nov. 1 or I will save $3500 by January 5.  These goals are specific, powerful, and measurable.   Think of all your goals in this context. 
  1. Write your goals out in detail.  Paint a vivid picture and let your subconscious mind go to work helping you get closer to that vision.
  1. Read your goals three times a day…aloud and with enthusiasm if possible!  This helps to stimulate your motivation and increase your awareness of resources that can help you achieve this goal.
  1. Create a goals book.  Get a notebook or a binder and make a page for each goal.  Write the goal at the top of the page, illustrate it with pictures and depict the goal as already achieved.  Review your goal book as often as possible.
  1. Carry your most important goal in your wallet.  Every time you open your wallet, you are reminded of your most important goal.  This exposure helps keep your awareness of your goal sharp in your mind.

Goal setting is the first step in our Focus Forward Group Coaching Program.  Once you set your goals for the program (examples include:  get up at the same time every day, get into a good workout routine, spend 20 minutes a day on cleaning your room, etc.), you get daily online peer support, accountability, and the guidance of your coach. 

Move forward swiftly toward your new achievements!  Goal-setting is a mindset that you can shift to right now.  I’m excited to see what you accomplish.  Let’s unleash the power of goal setting in your life and see what happens!

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