There are the formulas for goal achievement. I’ve read a thousand books and articles— ancient works, white papers, Harvard Business Review articles. I’ve sat through 100+ classes and seminars for degrees and credentialing. I have chopped it up with leadership colleagues and experts, and I have taught and mentored aspiring leaders to success.
I distilled goal achievement to the following formulas:
Be + Do = Have
Right Mindset + Right Action = Desired Results
Intentions + Actions = Desired Results/Goals
Really, they are the same formula restated different ways. There are even more restatements but the essential ingredients are the same. I needed something easy, uncomplicated, and practical.
Let me illustrate each element of the equation with an example:
•The Intention is to be kind to my body and treat it with love
•The Action is walk/run 3 days each week for 30 mins
•The Goal is lose 5 pounds by next month
Intentions and actions are inputs. Goals are desired outcomes. Easy. Peasy.
It is most logical to work the equation backwards, because we usually have our goals in mind. From that point, we can ask, “What ways of being support my goal? What actions move me toward that goal?”
Intentions and Actions must align and be strong enough to uphold for the desired goal/change.
Grab your notebook.
Theory is great! But let’s put what we learned into practice. Today write out three intentions (mindset, ways of being, & overall focus and vibrations) and actions that you will take to will help you attain the goals/changes you want in your life.
Our Assignment: Today write out three intentions (mindset, ways of being, & overall focus and vibrations) and actions that you will take to will help you attain the goals/changes you want in your life.
Check-in daily to ensure alignment and adjust where necessary. At the end of the week, determine your success. Use what you learn to set your intentions and actions for the upcoming week in the pursuit of your desired change.
I’ve shared basic formula to achieving goals. There are more advance materials and additional resources to help your accelerate achieving your goals. You can contact me for those.
But start here. Try the work and see what happens. You have every right to the pursuit of happiness and the opportunities to achieve what matters most to you in your career and life.