Nov 10, 2020
Today I have Marilyn Garbin with me to talk about goals.
Marilyn’s background is in education and career development and she enjoys helping people set and achieve their goals.
With the end of the year creeping up we thought it was a good time to speak about setting goals because most people set them, but very few achieve them.
For goals to become a reality, decisions need to be made but a lot of the time people don't even know what they want.
There are 3 different types of goals. The A type, B type and C type goals.
A Type: Goals you know you can achieve. For example, walking in the mornings, 5 times a week. I know that all I need to do to achieve this goal is to set my alarm so I get up early enough in the morning.
B Type: I need to work a little harder to achieve this type of goal but I still know I can do it. For example, I may want to complete a course in fitness. I know I can do this but there are more factors that I need to consider. For example, money, travel and time.
C Type: These are big goals in our minds that we don’t know how they can become a reality. Some people call them fantasies or day dreams. These are important for keeping us inspired and we can use A type and B type goals to work towards our big C type dreams.
The Wheel of Life
Another way to look at goals is to look at the wheel of life which is a circle divided up into ten different areas we can focus on. We do this because it allows us to decipher which areas are the most important to focus on at any given time. For example, our relationships, career or financial. You can rate on a scale from 1 to 10 how you are tracking in each area. The areas with lower numbers are the ones you want to focus on first.
When working with the wheel of life you want to begin with small goals (A type) so you don’t get overwhelmed.
Specific - “I want to lose weight” is not specific enough. Instead you need to say what action you will take. For example “ I want to lose weight by running every morning.”
Measurable - Include targets you can measure. How much weight do you want to lose and by when?
Achievable - Baby steps are best. We want to avoid overwhelm and this means setting a target you know you can achieve (A or B type goals).
Realistic - Sometimes life doesn’t go to plan. Be prepared to review your goals if required.
Time Frame - Make sure you write down when you would like to achieve your goal by. You can also include milestones on the way to your goal.
Evaluate - Evaluate your goals regularly.
Re-evaluate - Evaluating also gives you the opportunity to re-evaluate your goals and tweak if necessary.
If my life is a mess and I am starting from scratch, where should I start?
Affirmations and meditation are a wonderful place to begin as these will help you to get you mindset to a place where you can decipher what goals you would like to set.
Remember to start small. Beginning with your A goals lead nicely into your B goals and then your B goals lead to your C goals.
It doesn’t matter so much what area of your life you start making progress in. It just matters that you DO start. And if you stay consistent you will get results.
To have a look at the Wheel of Life head to Marilyn Garbin’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/marilyn.garbin
Maria and Marilyn have a monthly Mastermind you can join where you will be working on both development in every area of your life including, health and goal setting. For more information on the Mastermind, contact Maria via her website at https://www.aurorahealingcodes.com/
by Kevin MacLeod