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Create Your Future

Lesson Five

Setting goals that get results

The key to accomplishing anything in life is to write goals.  Goals are focused Energy. Goals are a prerequisite of success in every area of life.  When Creating your future you need to be specific about what it is you want to achieve. The difference between a goal and an aspiration is being specific. Lots of people have aspirations and dreams.  When you turn the aspiration/dream into a goal you need to be clear about what it is. 

I use a three step process to create goals. 


Step one - follow the S.M.A.R.T format.

Step two - write your goal using the Keys to an Achievable Outcome template.

Step three - put the goal into your future timeline using the Time Line Therapy Technique. ( you can use the recording below for this but please make sure you have done the process with me first during your breakthrough.)


Step one - Writing Smart Goals.


The acrostic “S.M.A.R.T.” goal is a good starting point and provide an solid initial framework.  The NLP model of goal setting also uses the Keys To An Achievable Outcome model which is a very effective tool for setting goals. It enables us to go beyond mere “goal setting” into the actual “programming” of our minds to drive us towards our desired goal. 

The first step is to make your goals S.M.A.R.T

S – Specific

M -Measurable / Meaningful to you

A – As if now / Achievable / All area's of life. 

R – Realistic / Responsible / Realistic

T – Timed / Toward what you want

A Specific and Measurable goal is a goal that has specificity.  For example, if I want to make more money, "make more money" is not specific and it's certainly not Measurable.  The questions is "how much money do I want to earn." For weight loss, "I want to lose weight" is not Specific or Measurable.  The question is "how much weight do I want to lose."

A  - as if now.  A goal which is written As IF Now is written in the present tense, as if you have already achieved it. 

If your goal is to make more money, first determine how much money you specifically want to make, then write your goal as - "I now make .......... (fill in the specific amount.)

R - Realistic.  By realistic I mean that the goal is inside of your range of capabilities.  For example, if you were in your late 50's and you had never played any kind of instrument in your life, it's safe to say that setting a goal to be a Violinist with the most prestigious orchestra in the world may be a little unrealistic.  Remotely possible but mostly unrealistic. 

T - Timed and Toward what you want.   Timed  simply means that every time you write a goal you put a date on it. Goals with out dates become a moving target, and generally end up never being accomplished.    Towards What You Want  means moving toward what you want and not away from what you don't want. We either move towards what we want or away from want we don't want.  For example, "I don't want to be poor," is moving away from not having money.  Whereas, "I want to make a million dollars" is moving toward what you really want.  "I want to lose weight" is away from, and "I want to weigh 110kl" is a toward goal. (also specific & measurable.)


Step Two -  follow the Keys To an achievable Outcome Template.

The brain works primarily from our sensory system (pictures, sounds, feelings). The NLP goal setting model allows us to set a goal so it is sensory specific . The brain not only uses the sensory system, it also uses our word meanings that drive the sensory system.  For this reason, the NLP Goal Setting Model makes absolutely sure that we language ourselves in such a way as to drive our very neurology and physiology towards obtaining our desired goal.

The specificity of the NLP Goal Setting Model facilitates concentration on what you internally see, hear, and feel. Your attention will direct itself toward external and internal resources necessary in achieving the goal.  The NLP model provides the following features as a way to more clearly think about moving from a present state to a desired state by breaking it down into smaller chucks of information that allow you to clarify the goal n a way that makes it certain to be congruent with your true desires, and achievable.

              Read more : The Keys to an achievable outcome

Step Three - Put the goal in your Time Line using the Time Line Therapy Technique for goal setting. This Step is to be done with me in my office.  The recording below is for use after this step.



1. Write your goal using the S.M.A.R.T formula. 

As per the Breakthrough requirements write goals for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 5 years and 10 years.

2. Clarify your goal using the Keys to an achievable outcome template.

3.  Put a goal into your future time line using this recording.

To use this recording you must have already done the Time Line Therapy process during the breakthrough.  If you have not elicited your Time Line this recording will not make sense to you.

Unknown Track - Unknown Artist

TASK :  Read Think and Grow Rich. Then read it again. And read it again.

Once you have completed steps 1, 2 and 3  you can begin to break down your goals into mini goals.

Goals are focused energy.  They are the doing of any intention.   Having a goal is great but you still need to have a game plan so you can make them happen.  The game plan will allow you to assemble the resources  that will deliver the results you want.

Getting results requires focused energy.  Studies have shown that goals set too far in the future have less chance of being accomplished.  So the best strategy is to focus on the shorter term goals.  Now that you have your goals for the next ten years set in your time line you can begin to work on the first one.  It is recommended that you focus on no more than a 90 to 100 day plan for each mini goal that supports your big picture goal. And then focus on one mini goal at a time.

Think and Grow Rich is one of the most powerful books ever written about the laws of success.  Think and Grow Rich was written in 1937 by Napoleon Hill. While the book's title suggests the content is about getting rich, the philosophy taught in the book provides the formula for creating success in any area of life or in any line of work, so you can be anything you imagine,  do what you love and  and have the life you dream of.

Think and Grow Rich is  the result of more than twenty years of study of many individuals who had amassed personal fortunes  Hill studied their habits and evolved 16 "laws" to be applied to achieve success. Think and Grow Rich condenses them, providing the reader with 13 principles in the form of a "Philosophy of Achievement".


The book asserts that desire, faith and persistence are all you need to propel  you to great heights if you can resolve negative thoughts and focus on long-term goals.

The 13 "steps" listed in the book are:

  1. Desire

  2. Faith

  3. Autosuggestion

  4. Specialized Knowledge

  5. Imagination

  6. Organized Planning

  7. Decision

  8. Persistence

  9. Power of the Master Mind

  10. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation

  11. The Subconscious Mind

  12. The Brain

  13. The Sixth Sense

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