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Risking – Going For Gold (Part 5)

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(…continued from last week)

Risk Requires Goals

If you’re going to take a risk, what you’re really talking about is you’re choosing new goals. There are eight components to effective goal-setting.

1. Goals Must Be Concrete

The first aspect of setting effective goals to set off this risk-chain process is that the goal you’re going to set must be concrete. In other words, you must be able to see actual results from it whether it’s making an emotional change, a business change, or an interpersonal change. It must be tangible. You must be able to see and experience that change.

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If you want to have more peace of mind, you need to see what the result is going to be like to let you know when you’ve achieved that. If you’re going to be making more money, how are you going to be able to tell you’re making more money? So the first aspect of making a goal happen, to step into the risk processes, it must be concrete, it must be tangible.

2. Goals Need to be Specific

Second, you must have a specific, step-by-step plan of action. You must be able to break this thing you want to do into step by step components. If what you desire to do is be a better golfer, you have to see the actions you will take to make that happen.

You’ll have to see what you need to do to change your driving game, your chip shots, your putting. What pro are you going to spend time with so you can see this happen? You have to create a step-by-step plan of action so you can do something proactively.

3. Goals Need to be Visible

You need to be able to see the goal and desired outcome in your mind. To see the result and envision the outcome you want–you have to have a vision.

If you want to have peace of mind, what is it going to look like when you have that? What’s going to be happening around you? What’s going to be happening inside of you? If the goal is to make more money, what is it going to look like when you’re taking action toward that goal? What are you going to do first, second and third? You need to be able to see those steps one after another.

4. The Goal Must be Attainable

To take the risk, you must be able to see that you can get there. The fastest way to kill motivation is to try and go for a goal that is too big; something you don’t believe is attainable. The fastest way to eliminate motivation is to go for something that you just don’t believe is possible. The goal can he a lofty one, but it’s got to be something you believe you can do. If you don’t believe you can do it, if you don’t think it really is realistic and attainable, you’re going to feel a drop in energy, you’re not going to be willing to step out there and really go for it and take those risks you have to, to make it happen.

5. You Must Have Passion for the Result

You’ve got to be passionate. You have to have leverage on yourself, to be excited about it and have a reason why you should make this happen.

You must see it in your mind; know the outcome and be willing to commit to doing what you need to, to do it. You must feel it, if there’s no energy behind it your chances of success are diminished automatically because that gut level strong drive can sometimes move you forward when nothing else will.

You have to have the passion and the energy inside of yourself.

6. Goals Need to Give a Payoff

What is the payoff? What is the primary thing you’re trying to achieve? More money, more time, feeling better, having greater health, or energy and vitality? Also, as well as the primary payoff, what are your secondary payoffs? What things can you now do with more time–golf, write, play with kids, party, etc.

There are only two payoffs, to gain pleasure or to avoid pain. So what is the payoff you’re going to get (pleasures you’ll gain and pains you’ll avoid) for taking this risk and stepping up towards this goal?

7. Goals Need to be Written and Affirmed

The seventh aspect of effective goal-settling is to write it down. You need a plan–one you can literally put down on paper so you can see it right in front of you. You write down the steps and you strongly affirm it to yourself.

You think about it, have a picture of it in your mind and in your guts you can feel it. Writing it and affirming it all the time to yourself keeps you on track, gives you more energy and keeps you moving.

8. Goals Need to Take Repeated, Focused Action

The last component to effective goal-setting is to take action. You have to disconnect that bungee cord that’s holding you in place and take the leap. You take action and keep going for it and going for it until you get to where you want to go. To effectively set goals, to attain the desired outcome you want, you have to take massive amounts of action.

A University of Arizona graduate student wrote a paper about super achievers. These are individuals who made it to the top of their professions, in business, athletics, music, medicine, more.

The super achievers are not the people who had the most money, who were the brightest in his/her class, or who had the most natural talent. The super achievers were people who persisted. They had vision. They know where they’re going, they take action, and they keep correcting their course on the way to their desired outcome. If they take an action that doesn’t work they don’t get stopped, they figure a new way and go again.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”

You must take risks. You’ve got to clarify your goals. You need the goal to be concrete, specific, visible, attainable, passionate, payoff, written and affirmed, and take massive action toward that risk so you can move into a better tomorrow.

(to be continued…)

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