Goal-Setting. By Rajesh Tagore. Imagine people playing a football game without a goal post.? That’s how most peoples live their life !!!. Steps to begin towards writing your dreams & goals.
Imagine people playing a football game
without a goal post.?
That’s how most peoples live their life !!!
1. Purchase a 400 pages Beautiful Hard bound Dreams and Goals Register. Ask your trainer for a sample copy
2. Leave the first 20 pages for writing DREAMS
8. If you do not get a convincing and strong reason for your Dreams, means you are not sure about it. Forget that Dream.
9. If you get a good reason for your Dream then it is your Goal.
10. Update the Goal to the Goals page to be followed and write the 7 steps.
11. Finally ask yourself is it morally right and challenging to attain the goal.
Writing in a beautiful, big, thick and Hard bound register reflects seriousness towards your life
How to set goals and achieve them on schedule
There are several steps to set and achieve goals.
First of all remember a fundamental :
Everything is possible if our mind conceives and believes.
SMART formula is the first we needs to remember while setting our goals. It stands for
Kinds of Goals formula
The LTG, MTG, STG and WIGs
LTG: Long term goals
MTG: Medium term goals
STG: Short term goals
MIGs: Most Important Goals
Goals set direction for life
Never write like this
I want to be a big man
I want to be a successful man
I want to have a good Car
I want to have a Big home
I want to help people
I want to become a rich man
I want to have lots of money
I want to be number one
I want to become a good husband/wife/ son/ father
I want to become very popular etc.
because these statements are not Specific and
therefore do not fall into SMART principles.
One of my first goal was to buy a car before 23rd Dec 2000. I achieved it. I bought a 30th hand Premier Padmini (Fiat) Car 18 year old. I never wanted that car. But I never specifically mentioned which car I wanted. That’s when I understood what specific actually means - Rajesh Tagore
When the goals are not specific their definitions can alter to suit your convenience
Career Goal should not be an event. It should be a continuous process. Otherwise achieving that goal can be the end of your career
Setting 8 kinds of goals help you achieve the ultimate balance for your life
Imagine a person goes to a gym and does only right hand exercise of lifting dumbles 2000 times each day for 6 months. What would happen to his body after 6 months? Right hand would look like Arnold’s arm but what about the remaining part of the body? It would look like the body of a polio patient. isn’t it?
Simmilarly goal setting should reflect to all parts of life. We should grow in all areas of life with specific goals and action plan towards every aspect as mentioned in 8 kinds in this literature.
5star hotels have a culture of giving tea and sugar seperately. That’s because most people who can afford to go to such hotels can not afford to have tea with sugar. Because their health does not permit.
Whats the point of having money without health or fame without family happiness. Whats the point of professional success if you don’t have social recognition and inner spiritual enlightenment and wisdom. When you set all 8 kinds of goals you grow simultaneously in all directions of life. Thus attain complete balance in life
Growing in one directions becomes meaningless. Unfortunately people are too busy to understand it
While setting physical goals think of yourself during your 60th year and 80th year and 100th year. What kind of health you must possess in order to live healthily and happily that long.
Your physical exercise, weekly exercise
Look at your diet, think in terms of where all can you improve.
Your dental health, check and protect your teeth
Your skin condition how strong is it
Your ability to run. A healthy man should be in a position to run 5 km within 35 minutes
Your tummy and appearance, your weight? Should you do something to increase it or reduce it?
How frequently you fall ill?
How many times have you visited a doctor?
What health habits have you developed?
Consider all the above and decide your goals
Then write them is 7 steps
Mention if you want to give up smoking, drinking
Left : My photographs while running maratbhon and
Right :my figure after daily run
Your body is a temple
Personal goals consist of personal possetional Goals and family goals and private goals
Possetional Goals: Like Which Car by when,
What kind of Home, Holidays, second home, property, estate, Gold Jewellery, diamonds, anything for yourself or your children or spouse that you want to own/buy
Family Goals: Goals for spending time with family, including parents, children, spouse, brothers & sisters.
You should also mention the rules of family like not beating children, going for a private outing, cultivating Values, Reading habits, TV watching, Internet rules, playing with children, Story telling to children, etc.
Private Goals: set Goals for some time private time for yourself. Be alone, in an unknown place, anylize your life in a desert, or in front an ocean or deep jungles for 4 to 8 days every year.
Relation building is more important
than building wealth
This is easy to write
You want to achieve MDRT, COT, TOT continuously next 20 years, 30 years, decide long term and write down
You can also mention about your
No. of clients goal
No, of visits in a year for the next 10-20 years
No. of new clients goal
No. of policies, amount of premium, amount of commission
Set Goals about your office, staff, computers software
Set your goals in terms of new clientile
Set goals in terms of minimum premium due
Set your growth path professionally
Decide what you want to accomplish after 20 – 30 years professionally
Your expansion plans
Your service standards
Career building is a process and not an Event
How much money you want to make
How much money you want to Save
How much money you want to invest - Where
Your insurance personal planning
Your retirement plan.
Your estate planning
Readyness for any eventuality
Your credit card
Your financial IQ
Your spending habits
Your wealth education implementation
Your asset allocation
This planning is very essential and also plan for an coach as this is your field in all sence and people look for you
It does not matter how much money you make
What matters is, How much money you invest
How do you look at Education.
Do you want to read for atleast an hour everyday
No. of books to be read
No. of cassettes/CDs to be heard or viewed
New subjects of interest
Learn, Jogging, Swimming, Driving, Cooking, Dancing
New skills of your interest- Computers, internet, Typing, Software skills, maths, Public Speaking, writing
Practicing Yoga, Karate,Classical Dance, Music like Guitar, Tabla, flutre,
How about professional Sales Educaion
Learn, Selling skills, Closing skills, Follow-up skills, Key Account Managemen skillst, HNI Selling skills, Telephone Skills, Human Relation skills, Objection Handling skills, Competition handling skills, Goal writing skills, communication skills
How about management skills, Parenting skills, Love making skills, Human management skills, Change implementation skills, execution skills?
What we can learn in life is endless. Set your goals in this direction
Education has got to be continuous
and never ending daily affair
Social goals can also be known as contribution goals
How would you repay back to the society
Construct a temple, Hospital, school, Hall, garden, old age home, child care centre
Help the world become greener by planting trees, jungles
Protect wild animals, lakes, ponds, soil, Indian culture,
Read newspaper every-day for the blind
Create awareness about the need of retirement fund,
Dig wells or birewells for villagers or poor
Donate money, cloths, books, blood, organs,
Start a readers club, salesmen club, Education centre
Social goals are the biggest confidence builders when performed without any selfish motives
Understanding spiritual connection
Practicing meditation every day
Living in peace, prayer and harmony
Living with honesty and integrity
Never bending under pressure
Never bribing anybody or never accepting bribes
Accept people as they are
Overcome demands and expectation from people by building self control
Understand the rules of the nature and live by it.
Get connected with nature with own spirit
We are not human beings
We actually are spiritual being
The world is changing faster than our imagination
Changing yourself according to the need of the hour
Adapting to the environment
Learning new rules of life everyday and live without complaining
Understanding and Making your own rules and phylosophy
Come out of our life paradigms and living with harmony
Normalising new, accomdating young and restless
Upgrading and updating to the challenges of the day mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually,
Protecting yourself frome getting out dated and irrelevant is attitudinal Goals
Change is not enough
We need to transform
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Proper analysis of where you are at present gives the opportunity to decide where exactly you want to go in all aspects of life
The following is my physical goal as written in my Goal Book. This is just a guideline for the clarity for you to follow. You shall have to write all your Goals in the same way. As written in the year 2000
MY PHYSICAL GOALS Basic brief:
I am in my 30th year now. I want to remain very strong physically.
My chest 36, waist 32, Height 5.10 cms
Posture always straight, Short hairand clean shaven
Every morning 5 kms of jogging
Skipping 500 times
Dandis- 50 times. 30+20 or 35+15 either way
Push ups 50 times Pull ups 10 times
Meditation sudarshan kriya 30 minutes everyday
I would never like to get tired physically during the next 50 years.
Drink 5 liters of water everyday
Dieting one dinner per week.
Clean shave everyday
Haircut/setting once every month
Writing goals brings in a lot of clarity and commitment to your personality
Always neatly dressed &
presentable with ironed clothes & polished shoes, only full sleeve formal shirts, Never wear Jeans,goddy T- shirts or half sleeves
Never allow tummy to appear to others.
Writing the details of goals means you are not bluffing with yourself
Definiteness of achieving your goals depend on assertively writing these steps
I am getting up before 5 am every morning.
Doing the exercises and sudarshan kriya.
I am running for 7 kms every morning. I am completing my run in less than half an hour.
Then immediately without taking rest I am doing 1000 skipping and continuously I am doing 10 times pull ups non stop
Then I am doing 20 sets of surya namaskar yogasan.
I am stretching enough for 20 minutes to ensure that muscles are balanced
I am practicing aum meditation in full length every Morning including positive visualization of achievement of my goals
People who set goals achieve far more in a shorter time period than people without
We over-estimate what we can accomplish in one year, but we under estimate what we can accomplish in five years- Peter Drucker
I might feel lazy every morning.
Out of sheer determination I might get up and do everything for one day or a week or a month.
But there are going to be breaks. Like
Some days I might feel too tired
Sometimes the sleep could be insufficient
Sometimes alarm clock may not ring
Sometimes it could be raining
Sometimes it could be too cold
Sometimes it could be too hot
Sometimes I might have gone to bed very late
Sometimes I could be out of station
Sometimes I might be on a train or a plane
Sometimes I might just feel like giving up
Sometimes I might suffer from fever
Sometimes I might have injuries on legs
Sometimes I might not have proper shoe or proper dress
Sometimes I might be de-motivated
Thinking about all possible obstacles and writing them in advance offers you the real chance to achieve almost impossible goals
Writing the daily action plan is your commitment to your goals
Associating with the right people keeps you motivates to accomplish your goals on a continuous basis
In order to improve my knowledge about my physical goals and physical future
I am joining one sports academy or coaching session every year.
I am seeing at least one film on sports and attitudes every year.
I am watching the Asian games, National Sports and Olympics.
I am having the posters of the best sports personalities of the country displayed at my residence.
Buying sports books and cassettes on these topics is my regular habit.
I am also attending workshops and seminars on doing exercises in order to apply the learning's practically on myself.
As far your knowledge goes, every today has got to be yesterday plus
I am living healthy, young and physically strong life throughout my training career and helping myself set the highest standards of excellence in order to be the best.
This is a reflection of your ultimate accomplishment of achievement of your goal
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