“I can’t even write 10 and you said come up with at least 30”. That's minimal 30.
My Grand master, Bob Proctor, used to say, if you think your life is important, you should at least have 100 goals in your life in every area.
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Many of you will be familiar with Dr. Mark Victor Hansen. And he told us last year that he has 6,000 over written down goals. “Chicken Soup for the Soul” was just one of his goals. And he made over US$1 billion from just one goal. If he doesn’t achieve any of the others, it doesn’t really matter.
So of a man of that stature would take so much time... but you say, “I don’t have time”. Mark Victor Hansen is a very busy man. If the takes the time, makes the time to sit down and write 600... 6,000 goals, then he must know the value of goals. Since he has the results, then I suggest we just listen to him because he must know what he’s talking about.
So I would help you now to add to this list of goals.
You say, “I can’t even write 10 and you want a minimal of 30”. If I do that, you would expect 100 goals, and now Mark Victor Hansen says 6,000 goals. So I am going to help you here, to prompt you write more goals in every one of these areas. I am going to give you some prompters and I will to put them in form of questions. The answers to these questions would give you ideas about how to write more goals.
Now, you have already written down a number of goals in every area of your life – in 8 areas.
Also I would like you to write down, in addition to your list, what it is that you are already doing now in this 8 areas of life that is working, that is something that you want. If you want to be... you want it to be ongoing. What it is that you want to be ongoing. You know you have, you’re achieving it, or you have achieved it but you want to keep on achieving it. So I’d like you to add that as well to that goal.
Over and above these things that you have already written down, I would like you to write down what else would you like to improve in these 8 areas of your life. What else would you like to improve in these 8 areas of your life? So I would like you to look at all 8 areas and ask yourself what else would you like to improve in 8 areas of life.
Take these 8 sheets of papers; go through them one by one.
Take spiritual life:
What else would I like to improve in this area?
Go through intellectual life:
What else would I like to improve in this area of my life?
Go to emotional life:
What else would I like to improve in this area of my life?
And so on ……
Let me give you some more pointers.
What you now have and enjoy in these areas of life. You may want to add that.
What is missing? What is missing in all of these 8 areas of life? I would like you to add that into every area of your life. What else is missing? So what else is missing – I’d like you to add that into the areas of your life.
What more do I want? What more do I want in every single one of these 8 areas of life?
In my spiritual life: what else, what more do I want?
Intellectual life: what more do I want?
Emotional life: what more do I want?
I also would like you to add to your list what you need to replace. If there were something you would like to replace in your 8 areas of your life. In every one of the areas, what would you like to replace? What would you like instead?
There may be some things that you want to remove. What would you like to remove from your life? There may be some things that you want to resist. You no longer want to give in to this temptation. You want to resist it. What would that be?
There may be some things you would want to renew. What would you like to renew in every areas of your life?
In all of the 8 areas.
There may be some things that you want to give up. What would you want to give up in your spiritual life? You no longer want in your life.
Your emotional life.
In your physical life.
In your family life.
In your community and social life.
What would you want to give up? What would you want to eliminate? There must be something that you want to eliminate. You no longer want in your life. You want to eliminate it. What would this be? What would you want to include? What would you want to include in your family life?
In your career life?
What would you like to add over and above what you have now? What would you like to add? What would you like to add on? What more things would you like to introduce into your life? Maybe you see somebody else having this quality, this ability, something that you admire in somebody. What would you like to introduce into your life?
Now, there may be something that you’re already doing but you would want to increase. What would you like to increase in your life?
Next, what would you like to bring into your life? There might be some things that you would like to bring into your life. What would you like to bring into your life?
There may be something that you would like to alter. You’re already doing some things but you’d like to alter them. How would they look like once you alter them?
What would they be?
There may be some things you would like to reintroduce into your life. Once upon a time, you used to have them, you used to do them. They were a part of your life, then for some reason unknown to you, they slowly trickle away, vanish, but you would like to bring them back. You would like to re-introduce them into your life. What would they be?
What would you like to reintroduce into your physical life? Into your community life. Financial life. Career life.
What would you like to redo? There are some things in your life that you’re doing, you have then, you do then, and you want to redo them. You want to make a decision whether you want them anymore. Whether you want them out. Whether you want them to be changed. You would want to review some of these things and then make a decision.
Another good way that I have found that could trigger you to write down these things that you want in life, in every area of your life is to first write down what you already have which is bad that you don’t want. You write down what it is that's bad in your life and then you write down what you want instead – the good.
So sometimes it’s difficult to decide what you want, what is good, what you want in your life but easy to see what's going wrong in our life – things we do not want in our life. We write them down and then we write the opposite of that. What would you want instead? What would you want instead? So that would be one way for you to decide. It helps you decide what else you would want to enter into these goals in your life. By deciding what you want instead.
I have give you some tips, as to how you could add more to this list of goals that you have written down. From my experience over the last 10 to 15 years teaching about goals, I find that if you were to take eight sheets of paper and you write the heading of each one of this on a sheet of paper.
Therefore, each sheet of paper will have one heading--- an area of Life.
You have an action manual.
And then take the 8 sheets of papers, “Your Action Manual” keep them with you, take them with you where you go. As these ideas come to you, you keep adding them.
I would like to thank you for giving us this opportunity to serve you yet again and I look forward to seeing you So I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve you. By allowing us to serve you, you have served us. For that, we are forever grateful. Have a wonderful 2009. I know it’s going to be a great year for you because you are writing your goals down. That makes you 3% of the population on the planet who have written down goals.
For that I applaud you, for starting 2009 with a different stroke. For that, let’s together make this happen in this great year so that whatever external environment no longer affects us because everything is in the power of our hands. We make the decision and the power makes the provision.
Together anything can happen because you and I, you and God, are a majority.