Goals Session 14: It’s Goal Writing Time!

You’ve finally arrived!

If you have been through the 13 sessions up to this point, you’ve read and absorbed 6,050 words, or the equivalent of 24 pages of content on Goal Setting Tips and S.M.A.R.T. goals.  (Yes, I counted them!)  Sounds like a lot, but all we’ve really done is taken baby steps together over time.  Congratulations for sticking in there!

In Session 13, we talked about the eight life categories and also began defining them.

As a reminder, here they are again: 

  1. Career
  2. Spiritual
  3. Educational
  4. Financial
  5. Physical
  6. Family
  7. Social/Relational
  8. Fun/Recreational

You were also asked to rate the eight categories on a scale of 1 to 10.

Now it’s time to,


The famous American business magnate, T. Boone Pickens said:

“Be willing to make decisions.  That’s the most important quality in a good leader.  Don’t fall victim to what I call the ‘ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome.’  You must be willing to fire.”

Sounds good to me, so . . . “So Let’s Fire!

Stop what you’re doing right now, pick one of the goal categories, grab piece of paper, and write a goal.

Remember, your goal needs to be:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Time specific (Make your ending date either April 30 or May 31).
  • Only one sentence long
  • An affirmation statement beginning with the words, “I have,” or “I am”
  • Written in the positive tense

Keep in mind a couple of other things:

  1. We’re not writing down any actions yet.  The goal and the actions to accomplish the goal are two different things.
  2. Try to use words that excite you.  When you read your goal, it should energize and stimulate you to action.

Now the last action:


Step over the line, and send it now!  My email address is Robert@RMallon.com.  Copy it into an email and send it to me.  Do not wait.  Don’t say you’ll do it later today.  Take action.

There are two reasons for this:

  1. To prove you are committed
  2. The world rewards action

Once you have written the goal and sent it to me, it is Your Goal!  You own it.  Nothing will happen until you take this step.

Here’s what I will commit to do.  I’ll pick several of these and dissect them in the next session.  If they’re not exactly right, they will be!

My promises to you:

  1. I promise that I will keep your name anonymous.
  2. I promise not to judge you on your goal.  If it’s different–GREAT!  If it’s wacky, all the better!

Fantastic!  You have just completed something that fully 97% of people never do—set a goal on paper!  Your life has now changed for the better!  Give yourself a pat on the back.

Again, Congratulations!!!

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