Have you ever had trouble seeing which direction you’re heading? Next thing you know you’re in the middle of life and you have no idea how you got there.
You had goals.
You had plans.
But life took its course and now you’re here.
And you want more…
Now’s the time to dig deep, deeper than you’ve ever dug before.
You’re going to discover your desires and create a plan to achieve them through goal realization.
So, what’s involved in doing this?
Visualization – Questions – Answers
Steps to Goal Realization:
Step 1: Visualize where you want to be
Step 2: Ask yourself questions about how you’re going to get there
Step 3: Search for the answers
Imagine where you want to be. If you have a vision for your company, then you have a goal to work toward.
Let’s say that you’d are the pastor for a local church. You have a great core group of people who attend every Sunday. You also have some people in your congregation that come every other week. You’d like to increase attendance and get your congregation to start bringing guests. You imagine your growth increasing by 30% in the next few months with this vision.
It all starts with seeing the big picture.
This gives you a goal to work toward.
And it starts with vision.
Here’s a few ways to keep your vision strong:
1. Create a vision board around your goal
Back to our pastor example, you could place the church in the center of your vision board and place pictures of your main types of people around it. Families, singles, elders and any other demographic that your local congregation encompasses.
2. Use your vision as a mission statement
I love Amazon.com’s mission statement. They’ve been working on the same goals since 1997.
Amazon.com’s Mission Statement: Our vision is to be earth’s most customer centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.
Once you create a vision, place it in an area that you see everyday. I have a magnetic board that sits above my computer screen and have placed my vision board there. I see it all the time and know that my subconscious is soaking up the ideas placed there and moving me in that direction.
Asking Yourself Questions
The only way to get to the heart of problems in your business, life and even relationships is through analyzing the problem. It starts with questions.
Think about it…
When you go to the doctor about a health issue, the doctor asks you questions to figure out when the issue started, what you ate or what you did that might’ve caused the problem. Right?
The same applies to your business and goal realization.
Here’s how to do it:
Ask yourself questions
When you know the vision for your business, you can start working backwards to understand what needs to happen for your vision to come to pass in real life.
Here’s a few sample questions to ask yourself to start working on a plan toward your goal realization:
- What areas of my business need the most attention to make this happen?
- What do I need to improve on or integrate to make this goal happen?
- Who can I contact for help?
- What can I delegate?
- What steps do I need to take?
If you get stuck for questions, use the reporter method:
Start your questions with who, what, when, where, and how to create questions around each of your goals.
Search for Answers
When you ask yourself questions surrounding the goals in your business, you’ll start coming up with answers. They sometimes seem to come from left field. Really, these ideas were all part of information you’ve stored in your brain. By asking questions, you receive answers based on past experience, things you’ve read, advice you’ve received and more.
Write down any answers you come up with surrounding your questions. Once you come up with all the answers you need, you can decide which ones are the best to act upon that will bring results.
What’s your biggest goals for your business right now?
Create your 10 biggest goals using this handy PDF printout.