Saturday, 21 April 2012

Your Life with Goals

Do you want to increase your level of happiness and enjoy your life more?

By doing things you enjoy and helping others you are likely to achieve an optimum level of happiness.

No-one is happy all of the time though optimum happiness is a great place to be.

We are by our very nature goal driven which helps with our motivation, energy, drive and purpose in life.

What I am advocating is that you set yourself two or three goals that focus on what you enjoy and helping others.

According to the athlete Roger Black the joy of goals is not the moment you get there but the struggle through the good and bad times.

Black also said that if you have passion you will always get through the bad times.

If increasing your happiness is at least partly down to doing what you enjoy and helping others then it makes sense to set goals in these areas. As Black purports "people must have an idea of the destination they want to reach or they will not go anywhere" so goal setting is as crucial in life, as in business, as in sport.

Here's your exercise for this blog.

Q1. What do you enjoying doing at work? E.g. selling my services to people

Q2. What do you enjoy doing personally and in your social life? E.g. sailing club and holidays

Q3. What do you want to help others with? E.g a charity that you are passionate about

Now your task is to set three goals for the next twelve months, one for each of your responses to the three questions.

Remember that the more SMART [specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound] you are in your goal setting the more likely you are to have the clarity and motivation to actually achieve your goals.

Please let me know how you get on with this exercise and if you would like help in 'going for gold' to achieve a happier life for yourself please get in touch via www.westofenglandcoachingandcounselling or call 01761 237400 today.

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