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Creating the Life You Want

The Ten Steps to Accomplishing a Goal

  1. State as clearly as possible in a positive manner what it is that you want to create in your life.
    • Within the next (time frame)__________________, I choose to…
  2. Be clear why you want this and how your life will be different once you achieve this goal.
    • I believe the benefits of doing this will be…
    • If I decide not to do this, it will mean…
  3. Understand what you have going for you to help you achieve this goal.
    • Three things that I have going for me in terms of creating the kind of future that I want are…
  4. Understand the challenges that exist.
    • Three things that may keep me from creating the kind of future that I want are…
  5. Be especially aware of the negative self-talk that sabotages and undermines your attempts to succeed.
    • The negative and destructive self-talk that I need to watch out for is…
    • I will fight this negative self-talk by…
  6. Be clear about what you need to achieve this goal in terms of skills, resources, support systems, etc.
    • I need to learn the following skills in order to accomplish this goal…,
    • I need to get these resources…
    • I need to develop these supports…
  7. List the 3-5 major actions that you need to take to start moving toward this goal.
    • I need to get started by doing these things…
  8. Think of ways to care for yourself as you work to achieve this goal.
    • I will take care of myself while working to create the kind of future I want by…
  9. Stay focused on what you want to create, not on the difficulties you might be having.
    • I will keep myself focused on what I want to create and the benefits this will bring me by…
  10. Be easy on yourself! Have fun! Enjoy it! Enjoy life!
    • I will remember to be easy on myself. Have fun! Enjoy it! I will work to enjoy life by doing these things…

Setting Wellness Achievement and Maintenance Goals