If you have read any of my other posts or articles about goals, you will know that behaviour goals are more important in many ways, than outcome goals.
This is because we have control over our behaviours.
However, if you do not have an outcome goal, then you do not know where you are going.
This then, makes setting behaviour goals very difficult indeed.
If you have no clear idea of the destination, you cannot plan the route.
Today, I would like to share with you, the idea of the 4 circles to effective goal setting.
The first step is to draw 4 circles.
They do not have to be in any specific pattern.
In circle number 1, you write your overall outcome goal.
In circle 2, you write what you will do this month to move you towards this goal.
In circle 3, what you will do this week.
In circle 4, what you will do today.
When you attach your behaviour goals to your outcome goal, you are better able to see exactly what you need to do today, to move towards this goal.
Something to think about this weekend: –
Imagine that while you are sleeping, the world magically changes;
When you wake up, every change you have wanted, has miraculously happened.
Now answer these questions:
- How will you know that your life has changed?
- What specific things are different?
Thinking this through will help you work out your outcome goals.