Goal Setting Worksheet For A More Balanced Life
Chapter 6: Beginning From Here
Our goal setting worksheet for determining how successful you are in balancing your life is an important tool used in the Goal Setting For Success
Beginning here you'll start using goal information you wrote down in earlier chapters, so get ready to do a little work, and learn a lot about yourself.
In this chapter we'll introduce you to a special goal setting worksheet and you'll learn how to take a personal inventory of your life; assessing each of your key life categories, which will help you determine your next move toward achieving your goals.
Before we get into that, however, we'd like to first say, CONGRATULATIONS!
By making it this far in our Goal Setting for Success program, you are obviously committed to making positive
change in your life. We're impressed!
Research tells us that less than 10% of the people who buy a book on goal setting will actually read it from beginning to end. It is our hope that the results are much greater for our program because we keep the goal setting process simple and easy to apply.
People who are truly seeking to improve their lives, will do so because the tools and resources are available to those who seek them. You are obviously one of those people.
"Think of using all
obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want. As you work
toward achieving your goals be prepared to make detours and adjustments
along the way."
Clearly, you are one of the small percentage of people committed to taking ownership of your life, and willing to work diligently to produce results that are worthwhile and personally fulfilling. Kudo's to you!
For all of us, our life introduces ups and downs, and provides us with windows of opportunity to determine our values and goals. Unfortunately, too many people do not take the time to establish their values and goal in a clear and specific way. The goal setting worksheets and templates we'll provide will assist you in doing that.
Life Balance Goal Setting Worksheet & Exercise
Earlier in this program you spent time writing down the key categories of your life. Now it's time to take your top six life categories and measure how well you are doing in each important area.
We have created a tool we call the Life Balance - Success Wheel, which is a highly effective goal setting worksheet that allows you to quickly and easily assess how well you are currently doing at living a balanced life.
Life Balance - Success Wheel
This tool not only provides you with your starting point, but over time you can use it again and again to gauge your progress.
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The Life Balance - Success Wheel tool is a great way to begin a full and complete
personal inventory of where you are today in each of your most important
life categories. By looking closely at each category you'll quickly
identify which area(s) you currently excel in versus areas needing closer attention.
You can use this tool to analyze your life and identify your true priorities as you begin the process of establishing your goals.
Get away from what most people are doing without even being aware of
it. People get so caught up in the process of making a living, they
forget that they need to spend equal time, if not more, planning a life that is truly fulfilling.
The act of planning your life using our goal setting worksheets will help you to gain tremendous clarity about where you are today, and where you want to be in the future.
As you achieve each milestone of the goal planning process, you'll become more confident. You'll feel more empowered to lead the life of your own choosing with the knowledge that each
step forward takes you one step closer to achieving your dreams.
Next, your assignment is to read the page about our Life Balance - Success Wheel, then download the free tool and complete the assessment.
"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how
infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many
things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever."
- Isak Dinesen
Success Lesson #14: Have An Effective System
There are countless numbers of people in the great army of failures
today who, except for some undeveloped skill or talent that was left
deficient, might have made a great success out of their life.
If only their parents or teachers had helped them early on to see
their own potential and encouraged them to develop themselves as a
lifelong habit, or if years later they had themselves began to correct
their deficiencies - how different their career might have been.
"The aim of all education from kindergarten to the University should be the formation of ones ability to create and maintain an efficient system for a fulfilling life."
No matter how well educated or how brilliant you may be in many
respects, if you have not the ability to create and maintain an
efficient system to maximize your time and your life, you will never
reap the full benefits of what this world can offer.
One of the first things a person should do is take a personal
inventory of his mental and physical assets. He or she must know and
understand what their weaknesses and strengths are comprised of.
She must be fully aware of where she needs improvement or restraint, and
where she needs pushing or needs to make additional investments.
"No matter what the circumstances, your end results will be of your own choosing."
After completing a personal assessment using our goal setting worksheets, you can judge yourself more objectively. For instance, how is your will
power? Is it strong or easily daunted?
Self-confidence, is it healthy with a stern resolve, or is it fake;
simply a mask you wear to hide a weaker self? How do you rate in the
areas of Courage, Boldness, Caution, Enthusiasm, Temperament, etc?
If you are not honest with yourself, if you haven't enough ambition,
energy and will-power to identify and correct your faults, to rise above the things
which make you weak and that will so often trip up the unworthy, then you
must be prepared to accept the consequences.
As we stated earlier, the fact that you made it this far tells us that you will not be denied the life you were meant to have. Keep going after it!
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