Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Post-It Note Goals

There are lots of models out there for goal setting which can be very complicated and very technical. You can even sign up for a service through Pronagger.com to pay someone to nag you professionally! Let me know if you want to know more about that.
1. Take a stack of post-its out with a pen. Write down any 3-5 things you would like to see appear in your life quickly. Make the goals nouns. It could be a feeling like, Love, Health. It could be something that you haven't made time for like, Art, Romance.....
Write anything that is important. There is no selfishness and no one watching. This is for you!

2. Take time to be with the words on each post-it and choose the one that calls out to you the most. Let me know if you struggle with this part.

3. Now, to take the first step, think of one thing you could do towards that goal. Even if you chose "World Hunger", I want you to think of a small step that you could do in the next few weeks, an easy win, like donating 4 cans of food to the Foodbank.

This goes back to the old adage:
"How do you eat an elephant?"
"One bite at a time, just like you eat anything else."

4. Did you choose? Now, how do you want to motivated or supported?
Some of us choose nagging, others choose encouragement.

Here are some examples:
Art- 2 completed works (they don't have to be perfect, just finished.)-Encouragement
Health/Exercise-walk with friends 4 times a week- nagging
Health- Going to the gym 4 times a week- nagging

5.Now put the post-it note somewhere you will see it everyday. I like mine beside my alarm clock in the beginning. Then after that no longer works, I move it to my bathroom mirror to catch my eye.

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