Do you Set Goals? Create Visions? or Make Resolutions?

It’s an important question.

The answer can significantly impact your results…

These three words seem similar, even interchangeable – but in fact, they aren’t.  There are very big differences between setting goals, creating a vision or making a resolution.

Each word resonates differently with you, sets a tone, and can even predict if it’s going to succeed or not!

Let me explain…

Goals are hard tangible targets that you reach for.

  • “Lose 10 pounds in the next 3 months”
  • “Make an extra $20,000 in the next year
  • Sell 10 additional products

Goals have specific outcomes and expected completion dates.  Often goals don’t have much wiggle room. Sometimes people set “consequences” for not meeting their goals.

Generally speaking, men are motivated by goals. They like the clear logical path that goals create.

If you’re struggling to behind that “vision”, find a way to turn it in to a goal.

 

Visions are more “feeling” oriented.  They are generally a broad view of your goal.  You see yourself sitting in your new home enjoying a cup of coffee, or working in your new garden.

You can see the beach, feel the sun on your skin and smell the salty air.

Visions feel very real if you do them right!

Simply stated, visions are meant to carry you to a place where you feel as you would when something good happens. The best visions include all the sense. Lots of young girls visualize their wedding day they can smell the flowers, see the guests, taste the cake. They  feel the wedding gown on their skin.

Women often find visions to be a more effective way to motivate themselves.

If you’ve found goal setting a bit challenging, try creating visions instead!

Resolutions are trickier.

Resolutions look like goals… however, when you think of resolutions, it’s usually something like “lose weight” , “make more money” , “quit smoking” or “spend more time with family”.

In each case there is a judgement that’s attached to the resolution. Something is “wrong” and you”resolve” to make it right.

Resolutions, as a result, are born of a negative judgement-often it incorporates a feeling of failure.

It’s no wonder that when you start the year beating yourself up over what you have (or haven’t) done, that it’s much harder to see yourself as capable of change.

 

 

As you move toward 2017,

Take a look at how you’d like your year to flow, what you’d like to achieve.

Get a clear idea of what you’d like to have and how you’d like to feel next year at this time.

Then decide what works best for you… (you can have both, a goal about weight and a great vision about a get away vacation)

Set goals and create visions that excite you.

Believe it’s possible.

Take one step at a time toward it.

You’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish if you consistently take simple easy steps.

I truly love sharing what I learn with you. Watching someone have an "a-ha" moment is one of the best things in life for me.

 Because I am  a consummate "student" - when I find something new and interesting, I really dig deep.    I study hard and then I use what I've learned to help others.  (Yeah, I have gathered together quite a toolbox!)

I truly do believe in the power of "Jump Starts" and the ability everyone has to "get un-stuck." If I can do it, anyone can!

You can connect with me by email at start2017right (at) gmail.com and visit my personal website is: www.mariannestrait.com

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I believe that every human is unique and valuable,

even if they aren't able to recognize it themselves.

and

I believe each and every one has the power to create a great life

once they recognize -and accept- their value.

Even as a child I've been able to help people change the way they see themselves - helping them move from a "victim" to an "owner" mindset. I help them to gain self-confidence and recognize their strengths. I've discovered that it's only when you do that, can you "get un-stuck" and "Jump Start" your life.

What drives me is helping others to succeed, to be a support system while they are taking steps toward their dream, and to watch them celebrate their victories.

 

The Biggest Lesson I've learned is the power of your mind.  It truly does create and destroy.

It was quite a shock when I realized the power that my mindset played in every part of my life - good and bad.  Discovery wasn't enough though, it still took me decades to harness this power, learn to control it, and develop a system to help others master this in a fraction of the time it took me.

Taking responsibility - even for how others treated me - was one of the hardest adjustments I had to make. To move from Victim to Owner mindset was not only difficult, it was, at times, scary.

It is a move that I am thrilled to have taken. It changed my life and it can change yours.

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