OK - So maybe a rainbow butterfly unicorn kitten might be just a little bit out of reach..... but hey! Who said goals had to be totally within reach?
I think it was Eisenhower who said that plans were useless, but that planning was essential. What I take that to mean is that it isn't about the plan....it's about the process you go through when you make your plans.
So setting goals is essential. Whether or not you achieve them isn't as important. What IS important, though, is that your goals be specific and measurable. Let me give you an example:
"I want to be out of pain" is a desire, but it's not really an achievable goal. Why? Because there's no way to measure your success. If, on the other hand, you say "I want my pain to be reduced by 25% by June 1, 2018" - that's specific and measurable.
So what happens if June 1 comes and your pain is only reduced by 8%? Did you fail?
You reduced your pain by 8%!!! Time for a happy dance!!
And then you set a new goal......."I want my pain reduced by 25% by September 1, 2018".
And this time you only reduced it by 5%. Are you going to give up and say "This goal setting thing is a waste of time?" Or are you going to add up the amount your pain has been reduced overall and realize that you've achieved a total of 13% pain reduction?
Oh HELL YEAH!
Would you have achieved it without setting those goals?...............Be honest.............
I doubt it.
We've been having this conversation in my private Facebook Group: Plan B For Pain. I'd love to have you come join us - especially if you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, and the drugs just aren't all they're cracked up to be.
Toni Narins is a licensed acupuncturist, sound healer and author with over 30 years experience in the science and art of heaing. Her approach addresses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of imbalances