CoachDeclute Blog

Experience the Power of a Bold Goal…

Posted in Articles by coachdeclute on July 27, 2010

In the summer months it is timely to review our plan for 2010, our many achievements to date and the challenge of fulfilling our remaining goals for the year. Getting recharged and rejuvenated, at this time of the year, improves our focus and our energy for “going for the gold”. This breather gives us the space to once again imagine our future the way we plan it to be….. the way it will be!

So how about a summer challenge –

  • a challenge to think big and bold about the balance of 2010
  • a challenge to set a BOLD goal for the next 60 days
  • a BOLD goal that we know guarantees success with our plan for 2010

Like all goals, a BOLD goal must be a SMART goal

  • specific
  • measurable
  • achievable
  • realistic
  • time specific

It doesn’t contain any ambiguity, so it cannot read like “more of” or “some”!

What is that one thing that each of us can identify that ensures our success? What do we need to do in the next 60 days to make us happy with our achievement?  Is it launching or re-launching our website, doubling our prospecting goal, improving our use of social media, hiring an assistant or launching an e-zine?

Succeeding with our plans for 2010 will be so sweet! This success will make us feel absolutely confident about our ability to achieve our three year vision.

I’m going to take up the challenge too. It is time to kick things up a notch if I’m going to meet my plan. So as they say “No time like the present!”

Don’t forget all those tools that help with business and/or personal goal setting.

  • Identifying the “WHY” – the important reasons we set goals
  • Use of the Vision Board or other visualization techniques to get clarity
  • The written “three year vision” – living your “dream life” in the future
  • The establishing of a BOLD goal – the “how to” of identifying a BOLD goal
  • Then the small steps broken down with deadlines and accountability that ensure success with our BOLD goal
  • The importance of doing only the work we love to do and do well
  • The importance of identifying the support needed to achieve our BOLD goal.
  • Then finally the vision of celebrating success

At various stages of our business, it is sometimes confusing to figure out what we should be doing and what we should be delegating. As you review the small steps to BOLD pay attention to your energy around each step and that will help you get clear on this part. BOLD goals are exciting but often a little scary too. It is well known that we do not grow and achieve great things if we don’t get out of our comfort zone. So let’s get ready for the big stretch!

Remember that a very small percentage of people actually write down their goals with measurable results and deadlines. Those who do are the 20% of people, in most businesses and walks of life, who possess 80% of the wealth, power and influence!

Let’s go for our summer BOLD!

If you would like to share your BOLD goal, I would love to hear what is going to make it all happen for you in the balance of 2010!