Setting goals appear to be easy; however, when it comes to achieving them, that is where the challenge begins. The key to setting goals that keep you inspired is alignment. Your goals must align with your values. So, before you set goals take some time to get to know what you stand for, and what you believe yourself to be. You may even wish to consider the person you desire to become. For help with identifying your specific values, click to download my Choose Your Values.
If there are values on the list you would like to embody, make the decision that you will adopt the new value. Knowing what you value most, will prompt you to choose goals that are congruent with who you are. Here’s a tip: If you desire to have more, you may have to add some new values or reinforce values you have not been paying attention too. For examples of how to connect your goals to your value system, listen to the Designing Your Life Today Podcast Episode: A Strategy for Setting Clear Goals. If you truly desire to successfully achieve your goals, they must align with your values and vice versa.
Here are some additional references that provide more understanding about aligning goals with values:
- High Impact Power Goal Setting: The Ultimate Guide for Goal Setting and Goal Achievement
- Align Your Goals with Your Values – Jocko Willink
- Your Ultimate Goal Sheet