Welcome to Lesson 4 Homework!
This week, you will go through your list of all the WANTS you wrote from lesson 3’s workbook. You will write either A, B or C next to each want that you wrote down.
Remember the ABCs of goal setting. “A” goal- Attainable
“B” goals- Brave
“C” goals- Controversial (When pigs Fly)
We know that “A” goals do not stretch you at all, and we know that “B” goals are brave but are still not stretching you enough to get you out of your comfort zone. And “C” goals are the ones where we think “yeah right, when pigs fly”.
We are now at the stage where we need to look at each WANT you wrote down in lesson 3 and categorize them. For each one, ask yourself the following questions and mark it in your document where you saved your answers from lesson 3.
1)Have I already attained something similar? This would be an “A” goal- Write A where it applies.
2) Do I already know what I need to do to achieve this goal? This would be a “B” goal- write B where it applies.
3) How the heck am I ever going to achieve something like this? And this would be the “C” goals. Write C where it applies.
We are looking to get you out of your comfort zone and remember what I said, don’t worry about the HOW. Once you have them all categorized you will only focus on the C goals. It doesn’t mean that your A and B goals won’t happen, they probably will on your journey to your C goal.
Reaching a goal is great, but the most satisfying part of achieving a goal is the journey you took to get there, that’s the most rewarding phase. To see how far you’ve come, to see all the hurdles you had to overcome, and to see that you didn’t give up is what real success is. There are no time limits to these C goals, that is for faith to determine when it will happen, and we will talk about that later on.
Once you’ve compiled all your C goals, you will rewrite them to see if you still feel the same about them today. You may want to expand on them or just rephrase them until you are happy with it.
If you have multiple C goals, see which one resonates with you the most, Sometimes, they will all tie in together.
1)I want to travel the world
2) I want to make millions of dollars
3) I want to take a year off from work but still make money
Those 3 sentences can all tie in together as we mentioned in lesson 3. Let’s revisit that example.
“I want to travel the world for a year while also earning six figures in income.” This one sentence combines all 3 of your separate goals you wrote down. Now here is the important part; The phrase “I want to travel the world for a year while also earning six figures in income” is not good enough either.
There is a specific way to write goals, and it should always start with I am so happy and grateful now that. Why do we want to do that you ask? Writing your goals in the present tense can create a feeling of already having achieved your goal. When you write your goals in the present tense, you are visualizing yourself as having already achieved the goal. This visualization can help to create a sense of ownership and belief in yourself that you can achieve your goal. When you write your goals in the present tense, you are affirming to yourself that you have already accomplished the goal, which can help you to feel more positive and motivated about achieving it. This positive mindset can also help you to attract the resources and opportunities that you need to achieve your goal.
Additionally, when you write your goals in the present tense, you are focusing your attention on the present moment and what you can do right now to move towards your goal. This focus on the present can help you to take action towards achieving your goal, which can further reinforce the feeling of already having achieved it. It may also help you achieve your goals faster because of the following:
1) Helps to create a sense of urgency: Writing your goals in the present tense makes them feel more immediate and urgent. This sense of urgency can help you stay motivated and focused on achieving your goals.
2) Enhances visualization: When you write your goals in the present tense, you create a vivid mental image of yourself achieving your goal. This visualization can help you stay motivated and focused on your goal.
3) Improves self-confidence: Writing your goals in the present tense helps you to see yourself as already having achieved your goal. This can boost your self- confidence and help you believe that you can achieve your goal.
4) Increases clarity: Writing your goals in the present tense helps you to be very clear about what you want to achieve. This clarity can help you to develop a clear plan of action for achieving your goal. The phrase “I am so happy and grateful now that…”also helps to focus your attention on the positive aspects of your goal and what are grateful for once you achieve it. The phrase “I am so happy and grateful now that…” is a statement of affirmation and positivity that can help to reprogram your subconscious mind for success. When you repeat this phrase regularly, it can help you to develop a more positive and confident mindset, which can help you to overcome any obstacles that you may face in achieving your goal.
Writing your goals in the present tense using “I am” statements is a more effective practice than writing them in the future tense using “I will” statements. The reason for this is that when you use “I am” statements, you are affirming to yourself that you have already achieved the goal, and you are visualizing yourself as having already accomplished it. When you write your goals using “I will” statements, you are placing the goal in the future, which can create a sense of delay or uncertainty. This can make it more difficult to visualize yourself as having already achieved the goal, which can reduce your motivation and focus.
When using the phrase ” am so happy and grateful now that…”, you would typically follow it with a statement that starts with “I am” This helps to affirm your goal as if it has already been accomplished and creates a positive mindset that can help you stay focused and motivated as you work towards achieving it.
For example, if your goal is to improve your health and fitness, you might write: “I am so happy and grateful now that I am healthy, fit, and strong. I enjoy exercising every day and eating nourishing foods that fuel my body.” By starting the statement with “I am“, you are visualizing yourself as already having achieved your goal, which can help to create a feeling of ownership and belief in yourself that you can achieve it.
Another example from lesson 3, It should read as follows. “I am so happy and grateful now that I AM travelling the world for a year while also earning six figure income.”
I am providing a GOAL CARD sample for you to use. Use the “ Goal Card” included in the workbook bwelow, Print it, write your goal on the card and keep it in your wallet and look at it as often as you can.
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