In our recent articles, we’ve delved into the steps to effective goal setting and achieving. Today, we conclude our series by exploring the last two crucial steps: determining value alignment and congruence, and the power of accelerators.
Once you’ve set your goals, laid out the necessary steps, and established a system for tracking progress, it’s vital to ask yourself one fundamental question: Does this goal align with my values? This seemingly simple question is paramount in your journey to goal achievement.
When your goals align with your core values, you’re more likely to invest the time, energy, and resources required to achieve them. Value alignment provides the motivation that propels you forward. Moreover, consider whether the time, effort, and financial investment required for your goal are justifiable. If you’re unwilling or unable to commit, success becomes an elusive dream, and your goal may seem insurmountable.
Once you’ve confirmed the alignment of your goal with your values, it’s time to harness the power of accelerators. These are tools and techniques that can boost your confidence and belief in your ability to achieve your goals. Two potent accelerators are affirmations and visualizations.
Affirmations are positive statements that bolster your self-confidence. By regularly repeating affirmations related to your goal, you reinforce your belief in your capability to achieve it. Visualizations, on the other hand, allow you to mentally picture your goal as if it has already been accomplished. This exercise helps you maintain focus and conviction.
To get started, create at least three affirmations that bolster your confidence and align with your goal. Then, develop corresponding visualizations that resonate with your aspirations. It’s essential to keep these affirmations and visualizations written down in a place where you’ll see them daily.
In the words of Paul Meyer, “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.” And Stephen Covey’s wisdom reminds us to “begin with the end in mind.” Every goal has a mental creation phase, and only by ensuring that this blueprint aligns with your values and desires can you transform it into reality.
The synergy among values, affirmations, and visualizations is the key to unlocking your potential and achieving your goals. Value alignment fuels your motivation, while affirmations and visualizations reinforce your confidence and belief, ultimately propelling you toward success. Learn more at Achievable.com.