How many of you have heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals before? (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-based) If you haven’t, here is a quick review…

  • Specific – Set a goal that is specific.
  • Measurable – How will you know when it has been achieved? Is it measurable?
  • Attainable – Is your goal within your reach?
  • Relevant – Is it suited to your life?
  • Time-base – do you want to achieve it this year? Five years? Before you die? This puts some urgency on it.

Let’s take these S.M.A.R.T. goals and add some NLP™ tactics to them. I spent 7 weeks in LA learning about NLP™, also known as Neuro-Linguistic Programming. This NLP™ Training course was given by the Clarity Institute. With this, you learn to communicate better, not only with others but with yourself. The solution always lies in the questions you ask yourself. There is no problem that we cannot solve ourselves. The issue is that we can’t solve the problem with the same level of consciousness that created it, so we get frazzled. We have this problem and we’re trying to find the solution to the problem, but we’re so flustered that we can’t find the solution. The solution isn’t going to happen there. The solution is going to happen when you take a step out, when you relax, when you focus on your breath and you get present, you get out of that level of consciousness and into another level. That is when you will start to create solutions for the problems.

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Now, I’m going to talk to you about goals and how you can start achieving them using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP™). There are 8 things that I am going to teach you that are an absolute must if you’re going to be successful setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. If you go to google or the web and search, you’ll see S.M.A.R.T. goals all over the place. I’ve seen entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and so many other people over the last week get on and record a video of S.M.A.R.T. goals. S.M.A.R.T. goals are nothing new, but what NLP™ does is it brings you something more concrete, and that is what I want to share with you.

People pay thousands of dollars for this type of goal setting information and I know that it will be profound for you because it was profound for me.

8 Intangible, Critical Components for Successful S.M.A.R.T. Goals

  1. State in positive terms: Ok, so the first one is something we know. You’re not going to state a goal that is negative, but let’s dig deeper. Describe the present situation and compare it to the desired future goal. So where you are now? Where do you want to be? What is it that you want? State it in a positive way.
  2. Specify the goal, sensory-based: Sensory-based is touch, taste, smell, hear and see. You have to be able to apply sensory based evidence to your goal What will you see, hear, taste, smell or touch when you have it? What steps, or stages, are involved in reaching this goal? This employs more of your brain and your nervous system.
  3. Specify the goal in a way that you find compelling: Be honest…if your goal isn’t really compelling, are you going to want to go after it? Does it make you want to get out of bed and go attack it?
  4. Quality control and ecosystems: Is the goal right for you and those around you? Are you factoring in your family and does it work around your family? What about your job, your career? Does it work within the ecosystems and the perimeter of your life? What will having the goal give you that you do not have now? Is your goal achievable and does it respect your health and your relationships?
  5. Self Initiated and maintained: This one is often overlooked. Is the goal within your control? Is the goal self-initiated and maintained by you? For example, my goal is to have my CSCS by the end of 2016, as long as long as they still offer the education. Notice how I add, “as long as they still offer the education”? This is because if the education were no longer available, I would automatically fail my goal since this is out of my control. State the goal in a way that ensures you are in control of the result, as well as the maintenance of the goal along the way.
  6. State the context of the goal: Where? When? How? With whom will you get this goal and can start to visualize this. If my goal is to lose 10 pounds in a month and drop two dress sizes and I am putting that into contextualization, I would ask myself, who am I with? What does it look like? Apply the sensory-based evidence. What will I see when I lose 10 pounds in a month?
  7. What resources are needed?: What resources do you need in order to achieve the goal? Who will you have to become? Who else has achieved this goal? Have you achieved this goal before? What prevents yours from moving forward or obtaining it now?
  8. Evidence procedure: How will you know when you’ve achieved your goal? What will let you know that you have attained that desired state?

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t shoot really high or have crazy aspirations, but your goals fall in line with those crazy aspirations. Use your S.M.A.R.T. goals that you created with NLP™ to reach those crazy aspirations.

Now, set one goal for today using the 8 things that I just described. Whether the goal is for your diet, workouts, business or personal life, get really specific with it and let me know what it is. I want to know what your number one goal is. If you’re serious about it, don’t create excuses not to do it and by the end of the day, set aside time to set one major goal using the philosophies that I have just given you.

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