Based on the article "Pushing Toward Greatness: How to Develop Skills that will Put You on the Path of Success," by David Kent, MASSAGE Magazine, Issue 134, July 2007
Begin your journey toward greatness by evaluating your goals and asking yourself some basic questions. Remember to keep them positive and empowering.
- What areas of bodywork do I want to focus on?
- Who should I study from and why?
- What programs are available to broaden my learning?
- Are my goals attainable for my life?
- Are they sustainable for long-term success?
- What resources are available to me that won't cost me a dime?
- What can I learn from this situation?
- What kind of environment do I want to work in?
- What hours do I want to work?
- What kinds of people do I want to work with?
- Do I want to work alone or with a team?
- How long am I willing to persist until my goals are realized?
- Goals, actions, outcomes and challenges
Now list your goals, the actions necessary to achieve them, as well as positive outcomes and potential challenges.
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6 Proven Goal Setting Techniques
From futureLMT.com, Issue 1, available at www.futureLMT.com.
1. Always state your goals in the positive PRESENT TENSE. If you write in the future, they may remain in the future-never attained.
2. Personalize your goals: use a pronoun (I, we, they, your name) in every sentence.
3. Do not use the terms "try," "will," "not," "never," "should," "would," "could" and "want."
4. Make your goals real---something you know you can accomplish on your own, without help or without someone waving a magic wand over your head.
5. Include deadlines whenever possible.
6. Keep your goals SMARTER (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Tangible, Enthusiastic, Rewarding).
"By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands-our own." ---Mark Victor Hansen