Why goals work and why it is important to make those goals attainable and visual

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One of the reasons I think there are so many successful different thinkers (dyslexic, ADHD, and autistic  people) from Bill Gates to Richard Branson is that we set goals. Because we are so visual, we don’t just think about our goals, we know that if we want to achieve our goals, we have to map them out, we have to see it.

As we are headed into another new year, it is the perfect time to consider adding at least one new way of improving how you do your goals in the new year.

In the different thinker community, I have found the number one way to increase the success of your goal is to get a goal partner—someone who is working towards the same goal and wants to be accountable for their progress. Often for my clients, I start out being their goal partner, it doesn’t take long for them to understand the value of this process and the results. They typically seek out and find other people to connect with for very specific goals.

What is a goal?
the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

JoyGenea’s Top 10 Process for Achieving a Goal
  1. Dream/Think/Visualize
    How would you like something in your life to be different a month, a year, or maybe ten years from now?
  1. Write down on paper as much as you can about this goal
    I am talking about every little, tiny detail you can think of right now.
  1. Find people
    Find role models that have already achieved your goal or gotten further than anyone else. Find people working to achieve the same goal. Find people who support you in working towards this goal.
  1. Plan of action
    Create an outline of how you might achieve this goal. Notice that I said outline and might? That is because you don’t know what you don’t know, and you have to start somewhere.  Start here, right now.
    From the outline create actions using the S.M.A.R.T. goal process. The smaller the goal, the better as you are more likely to achieve it.
  1. Get help
    If there are actions on your list that you don’t know how to do, ask for help from someone who does. Pay for help. Figure out how you can learn enough to handle it and move forward.
    For anything on your action list that might slow you down or cause you to get stuck or stop, GET HELP.
  1. Be accountable and track your progress
    Have accountability as part of the process.
    Have a way for you to track your progress.
  1. Anticipate obstacles
    As a different thinker, you need to know that procrastination is your greatest enemy. What is your plan of action for that?
    What other obstacles could get in your way and what will you do about it?
  1. Do the action
    Plan to be uncomfortable, I mean really uncomfortable. If this were comfortable and you knew what you were doing, you would have done it already. This is a lot of new stuff. You are going to be uncomfortable, and this is ok, just keep taking action in the direction you want to go.
  1. Adjust
    Adjust your system as you learn more about how you sabotage your success and root out the excuses. Adjust as you learn new information and gain new skills.
    How will you celebrate the small and the big wins?
    Who will you share your small and big wins with?

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There is so much technology available for us to be successful, play around, and find the right tools to help us achieve our goals, not distract us from our progress.

Now that you have some new ideas or have been reminded of what you already knew, what are you going to do about your goals this year?

I hope you pick one or two of them and try this process.

Happy New Year 2024!!


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