Have Clearly Established Goals for Your Life

It’s been a very good week coaching a couple of clients and contacting new potential clients, but the highlight has to be the Mental Resilience Masterclass I ran for Maximus Training at their annual conference.

MAXIMUS is a huge organisation which has provided health and people focused services to communities across the world for more than 40 years. They empower people by supporting them through important life changes, enabling them to transform their lives.

What an amazing organisation

They have 3,600 staff in the UK and 26,789 employees worldwide. I ran my session for the training arm of the UK operation, and it was a wonderful couple of hours. The engagement of the staff was brilliant and the feedback at the end was really positive.

The story behind this booking is interesting and highlights the impact of the Law of Attraction. I met Emma Shipstone around 13 years ago when we were both working with Dave Clarke on his attempt to row solo across the Atlantic.

The Law of Attraction

Emma was involved in raising funds for the attempt and I was working with Dave’s mindset. It was a huge success with Dave crossing successfully and he is now a Guinness World Record Holder.

I then met Emma again around 2 years ago when she was looking at a career change and we met for a motivation session and I gave her a copy of my book. Following that meeting Emma went for the interview with Maximus Training.

A wonderful connection

She was successful and is now the Director of Skills and Apprenticeships. We kept in touch via Linkedin and it was recently when I asked her if there was an opportunity for me to run a session for her team.

The time I spent coaching her and a gift of my book resulted in one of the best sessions I have ever delivered. It was down to the principle of the Law of Attraction which simply means ‘What you give out you get back either good or bad’ or put another way ‘What you Sow you Reap’. You never know where a kind deed can lead.

Dream Board

I have a Dream Board with 38 pictures of things I want to achieve in my life and each day I visualise these things and experience the feelings of achieving them. I have already achieved 17 things and these pictures have been removed and replaced with new exciting things.

In a way this is like goal setting where I am focussed on certain things on a daily basis and this helps them to appear in my life.

I came across this article recently on Goal Setting and it made me think:

Have Clearly Established Goals for Your Life

“In 1972, Life magazine published a story about the amazing adventures of John Goddard. When he was fifteen, his grandmother said, ‘If only I had done that when I was young.’

Determined not to make that statement at the end of his life, John wrote out 127 goals. He named ten rivers he wanted to explore and seventeen mountains he wanted to climb.

He set goals of becoming an Eagle Scout, a world traveller, and a pilot. Also on his list was riding a horse in the Rose Bowl parade, diving in a submarine, retracing the travels of Marco Polo, reading the Bible from cover to cover, and reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica.

He also planned to read the entire works of Shakespeare, Plato, Dickens, Socrates, Aristotle, and several other classic authors. He desired to learn to play the flute and violin, marry, have children (he had five), pursue a career in medicine, and serve as a missionary for his church.

Sound impossible? At age forty-seven, he had accomplished 103 of his 127 goals!

Now, your list of goals may not be as extensive as his, but if you don’t have some goals for your life you’ll have little motivation to get up in the morning and little satisfaction when you put your head on your pillow each night.

And unless you try something beyond what you’ve already mastered, you won’t grow. So set your goals and work towards them each day.”

Thoughts for the week

1. Do you have clearly defined goals?
2. There is worldwide evidence showing that those who have written down goals achieve much more in life than those who don’t.
3. A plane going 500 mph won’t ever get to its destination if it doesn’t have one – you need to know where you are heading in life.
4. This week make a list of things you would like to achieve and start working towards them.

Well that’s it for this week have a wonderful weekend and keep Believing.

Warm regards


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