Successful Goal Setting:
Using Goals and Visions to
Leverage the Law of Attraction
The following taken from "Ask Anisa"-------- It is said that "one
must have as many goals as possible. One ideally must fill their
life with 5000 goals, to be very wealthy, even small things must
be included". But there are many authors who say that one must have
around 2-3 main goals and having too many of them would dissipate
our energy. Which is actually true as these two seem to be going
counter to each other? - Jai
What do the most successful and wealthiest people in the world have
in common? They have written goals, they are willing to pay the
price for achieving them and they put for the sustained effort to
Did you know that 97% of the world's population will never realize
their full potential? Perhaps you've read "100 college student"
study? The students that were the most successful (the top 3%) did
only one thing different than those who were less successful: they
wrote down their goals. Did you also know that writing your goals
down increases your odds of achieving them by 80%?
We set goals for clarity, purpose, fulfillment and intentionality.
We use our goals as a means of clarifying what we want to achieve,
as a compass for focused purposeful living and fulfillment and to
simply utilize the powerful law of attraction. Goal setting is a
trait of a successful achiever. The simple act of committing to
paper what you want to do, be and have serves as an effortless beacon,
an attraction magnet to invite great things into your life. Some
experts say, "Always have a date attached to your goal" while others
say, 'no deadline, as a date only causes attachment and doubt'.
Some will say, 'focus on 3-6 goals at a time and forget all others',
while others say, 'have as many goals as you possibly can.'
Guess what?!?! You get to explore and decide what works for you!
Play with goals and creative manifesting routines until you figure
out what method or madness inspires you to your greatest success,
while simultaneously recognizing that there are proven pathways
of success and you don't have to re-invent the wheel. My suggestion
is to set small, daily, achievable goals, interim milestone goals
and your B-HAGs (Big, Harry, Audacious, Goals). Use the tried-and-true
SMART goal-setting method (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic,
and Timely) combined with my Living Vision in Divine Order process
(give thanks and accept Divine Timing simultaneously.) When you
write your goals down, you are automatically applying the law of
attraction. The Universe will begin to put circumstances and opportunities
before you that will support you on your path towards success.
Here's what I do… Daily:
My Primary Focus Goals
Choose 2 to 3 goals (maximum) and put forth your full attention
upon these objectives until they are fulfilled. I write these goals
down daily. Taking daily, inspired action towards these primary
focus goals on a consistent, daily basis will propel you to success.
These goals get full living visions each and every day.
My ToDo list and God's ToDo list
This is an Abraham exercise that is simply indispensable. This list
includes any item that you have on your plate right now; from returning
calls and emails, to praying for a friend, to writing thank you
notes, to picking up the dry-cleaning to manifesting a million dollars
for your new business venture. You have two columns on your ToDo
list, your side (left) and God's side (right). Anything that you
can't get done today or that you know you will not be doing today
becomes God's ToDo. Simply draw a line from your side to God's and
hand it over to Him/Her!
Top 6 Goals for Life
You can identify these goals by answering the question, "When I'm
on my death bed (at 132) and I'm looking back on my life, if I have
accomplished these top 6 goals then I will have lived a meaningful
life that made a difference." These top 6 goals are actually the
materialization of your values.
I write these goals down every day because nothing that I do matters
if it's not in alignment with these top 6 goals. Immersing myself
in the full intentionality and awareness that these guiding goals
are the foundation upon which all of my activities must be based
supports me in continually assessing my path in order to adjust
My Victory Log and My Gratitude List
Nightly, I review my day for what I'm grateful for and any and all
Top 10 Goals for Right Now
These goals allow me to focus on the project milestones and action
items in a more detailed manner. By writing these down on Sunday
and putting them at my desk or in my calendar as a reminder, I have
my 'bigger things first' list right in front of me. I check them
off one by one and review these goals several times a day to make
sure I'm focused, productive, and on target.
My Project Breakdown
All elephants must be reduced to bite-sized morsels! This is my
ongoing list of project goals, milestones, action items, and questions.
I take time to reverse engineer every goal and every project that
is worthy of my attention. (I qualify this because not every goal
gets my attention and reversed engineered right now. Some goals
are there for the Universe to work on without me!) This monthly
activity breaks my big dreams down into achievable and believable
steps while simultaneously instills a dialog between me and the
Universal Intelligence. It's not necessary to know 'how' I'm manifesting
every big goal, but if it's a project that I can breakdown into
mini-accomplishments (the "what(s)" of the project) then the big
U will support the manifestation of the resources, action steps,
and methods (the "how(s)" of the project.) One very important aspect
of this exercise is the identification of what I don't know; the
questions that I will eventually need to have answered. I find that
whenever I am procrastinating on a goal, 90% of the time it's because
I don't know what to do next, I'm unclear or I'm afraid of making
a mistake. By identifying the questions to be answered; the 'what
do I need to know to accomplish this goal' questions, I inspire
the Universe to give me answers to not only these questions but
to questions that I didn't even know I would need answered.
The 100 Things I want to be/do/have before I die
I review, add-to, envision, create treasure maps of and/or take
inspired action upon anything on this list that calls me in the
For example, this is simply my list numbered from 1-100 of:
Things I want to do:
1 - learn the guitar
2 - find a great customer service assistant
3 - take a cruise to the Mediterranean
Things I want to be:
4 - be more patient and loving with my children
5 - be more persistent with my EFT
6 - be more organized
Things I want to have:
7 - new curtains and fabulously stylish window dressings
8 - a dentist that understands holistic medicine and law of attraction
9 - a fun and enlightened social circle of friends that inspire,
entertain, and uplift me.
My list is not broken down into categories as the example above,
but I simply have an ongoing list of my 100 things! I have had many
of these lists through out the years and I like to keep it all on
one page so that I can know exactly what I want to visualize during
my next creative manifesting appointment (with God and I).
Yearly and/or Quarterly:
My Treasure Map:
I create treasure maps of specific goals that I'm focusing upon.
I cut out pictures and words that give met the emotional essence
of what I will feel when I have this 'goal' and paste together a
collage that I enjoy fantasizing and visualizing with regularly.
My Values for Life and Comprehensive Goals:
This is my list of the goals I have for the 13 different compartments
of my life. Every goal will fall under one of the following headings:
Self-Growth (Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Emotional, Personality),
Relationships (Family, Mate, Friends/Community), and Worldly (Financial,
Career/Life Purpose/Path, Material, Activism, Adventure). I choose
to break my goals down once a year just to stay on top of life and
make sure I'm being intentional.
It's been said that we cannot hit a target that we cannot see. Setting
goals is simply a conscious creator's way of clearly 'seeing' the
The above system is what I do that works for me. Your method does
NOT have to be anything like this in order to be successful. If
the above feels overwhelming (and if you've never been a goal-setter
before, it just might) then start with the most important goals
(My Top 6 Goals for Life) and that's it!
I find that if I try to focus every day on all my goals, then I
dissipate my energy and experience greater setbacks and frustration.
Therefore, funneling my goals down with a system such as the above,
allows me the best of both worlds - greater vision and singular
Start where you are and proceed in the direction of your dreams.
Be consistent, persistent, and resilient; never let setbacks, perceived
failures, or obstacles defeat you. Fearlessness is a choice and
once you begin to choose it, you'll be amazed at how sweet and easy
your life can unfold.
Copyright, 2006: Anisa Aven and CreataVision Enterprises.