SEVEN Practical Steps to Achieving Your Vision of Success. Step 2-Define Your Goals

At the “Taking Your Dreams from Design to Destiny” Conference on 1.15.11 participants were given an opportunity to go through the 7  steps below and to create a draft of their Success Plans to take it to the next level in 2011!  We started last week with step 1(see above post date 1.12.11). Over the next six weeks I am going to continue to share the SEVEN practical steps to achieving your goals and ultimately your Vision of Success.   This week we are on Step 2.

Step 1-Find and Clarify your Vision of Success

Step 2-Define Your Goals Clearly

Step 3-See/Visualize Yourself Achieving Your Goals/Vision of Success

Step 4-Make a Clear Plan With a Timeline

Step 5-Chart your Progress

 Step 6-Enjoy Your Success!

Step 7-Give Back.

This Week’s Step: #2-Define your Goal Clearly

Not all wishes are goals.  Goals must be:

A)  Realistic, something you can achieve. 

B)   You must deeply desire your goal.  Napoleon Hill, the author of “Think and Grow Rich” said. “The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.”

C) A goal must be clearly defined.  Shakti Gawain in her book “Creative Visualization,” states, “As soon as I have a very clear, strong intention to create a particular thing, it manifests almost immediately… 

Writing your goals down is very important and gives them more power than just thinking or imagining your success.

Try this Success Coaching Exercise…

Using your ideal scenario from step 1 pull out concrete goals that must be achieved to complete your ideal vision of success. For example if your ideal scenario said something like ” I have a successful thriving business that sells antiques.” then one goal might be “secure loan” or “rent store” or “get certification as an antiques dealer” You get the picture. Don’t worry about the timeline for accomplishing these milestones yet…that comes later. For now just write down your goals and read them to yourself.

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Much Continued Success & Well Being,


Nicole Cutts, Ph.D., CEO Vision Quest Retreats & Cutts Consulting, LLC

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For over 12 years Nicole Cutts, Ph.D., licensed Clinical Psychologist, Success Coach, Author and Organizational Consultant has been inspiring and empowering people to achieve a more balanced and successful lifestyle. Dr. Cutts has consulted with and trained executives, managers, and teams at Fortune 500 Companies, Federal Government Agencies, and Non-Profit Organizations. As a master facilitator and Success Coach, she helps people create an exceptional life by honoring their mind, body, and spirit so they can experience joy, passion, meaning, and ultimate success in their work.
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