Personal Goal List

How my life is now in terms of:

Emotional Health (How do I feel most of the time?) ______________________________________

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Physical Health __________________________________________________________________

Appearance _____________________________________________________________________

Intimate Relationships _____________________________________________________________

Family/children ___________________________________________________________________

Friendships ______________________________________________________________________

Housing _________________________________________________________________________

Career __________________________________________________________________________

Finances ________________________________________________________________________

Other factors (Education, spiritual development, addictions, hobbies etc.)

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How I wish my life will be in five (or so) years 20___A.D.

Emotional Health (How do I want to feel most of the time?) ________________________________

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Physical Health __________________________________________________________________

Appearance _____________________________________________________________________

Intimate Relationships _____________________________________________________________

Family/children ___________________________________________________________________

Friendships ______________________________________________________________________

Housing _________________________________________________________________________

Career __________________________________________________________________________

Finances ________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 



Other factors (Education, spiritual development, addictions, hobbies etc.)

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Upon completing this list, close your eyes and create a scene in your mind using as many factors as possible.

For example, you may see yourself in an apartment, home or condominium preparing a meal for a love one
while he or she is setting the table.  Imagine appearing the way you wish to in terms of physical appearance
and clothing. Imagine the furniture, paintings and other decorations. Add appropriate music and anything else
to create a pleasing atmosphere. Look in a mirror and give yourself a "thumbs up." Hug your partner. Look out
of the window.

You may use this visual image of your preferred lifestyle to judge the value of your actions today. Does X
move me toward the image or away from it? If most of your actions are oriented toward your goals it's difficult
not to succeed in some fashion.

Dwell upon the image daily and especially when discouraged by setbacks.  Ask, "What small step can I take
today to bring me a little closer to my dreams?" To build self-esteem and sustain momentum it's important to
compliment yourself when your efforts are even moderately successful.

 

 

 

 

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Einstein

The soul never thinks
without a picture.
Aristotle

 

 

 

 

 

The future influences the present just as much as the past. Friedrich Nietzsche