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Goal Setting Activity – Discover Goal Setting Activity Secrets

Are you one of the many people who are still confused and totally clueless about reaching the goals in their lives? Do you want to know more information on how to discover goal setting activity secrets so that you would have a better understanding on how can you possibly achieve your goals? Don’t worry because you still have the chance to do better things in your life and in the end you will surely succeed. Here are some tips on how can you discover goal setting activity secrets that will surely bring you on top of your life:

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Tip # 1: Research Is A Must

If you want to know more information about goal setting, then the best way to look for great and very helpful information would be the internet. Make sure that you research online and list the things that you would get from research so that you will have your own list of important things to remember when it comes to reaching your goals.

Tip # 2: Take Down Notes

As I have mentioned from tip # 1, it’s really going to help you big time if you would take notes of the things that you will get through research. Example, you will have the list on how could you possibly disover goal setting activity secrets that will change your life forever.

Tip # 3: Do Whatever It Takes

If you would be able to know more information about the guaranteed ways and secrets on how to successful achieve yuor goals then it’s really going to help you a lot. However, you still need to keep in mind that knowledge about reaching your goals isn’t the only thing that you need that will make you successful, what you also need is determination to pursue everything that you need to do in order to reach your dreams.

Keep these tips in mind and it’s a guarantee that you will have a better clue on what you’re going to do in order to achieve your goals and make your dreams into reality. Good luck!

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    Self Esteem and Physical Activity

    Self-esteem and physical activity go hand in hand. Our physiology and state of mind affect each other on an on-going basis. Physical activity is a very important part of developing higher self-esteem. It gives you a sense of control in your life and generates good hormones that help you develop your mental immune system as well.

    One of the most intense experiences in my life was doing an actual fire walk. This is a good example of self-esteem and physical activity working together. So here I would like to share that with you though an excerpt from my book “Firewalker.”

    The Fire Walk: “Think all things possible, and they become so. Only in the barren earth of disbelief, does our life lay fallow…” “Red sparks circled their way up towards the night sky, dancing an odd tempo to the music. Then the clapping began, at first slowly, in rhythm, then faster and faster. The air, fraught with emotion, felt oddly alive. Wheelbarrows of glowing coals were pushed from the fire pits. Crewmembers in black t-shirts carefully moved through the crowd, shoveling the hot embers onto the ground in long rows. The heat pressed upwards and the smell of wood smoke filled the air. I found myself quickly at the front of the line. Nothing but an overwhelming sense of strength flooded through my mind. The red coals spread out in front of me, vibrant in the darkness; I could feel their heat on my face. I stood, feet firmly planted on the ground, and brought my fist down to meet my open palm. I had practiced this move, imagining walls falling before me, oceans parting, and all the power of existence drawing into me in that one moment. A lightness of being filled me, as if I could float over the very earth itself. “Cool moss…” I chanted the mantra aloud as I stepped forward with long, purposeful strides, eyes skyward. My feet hit the coals and I felt as if I were walking on a pathway of crushed velvet. It pressed softly up under my feet, barely warm to the touch. By the time I reached the end it had happened all too quickly. At that moment I became all that existed. Enveloped by the light of the fire-walk, the night sky bore silent witness to the stirring of my spirit. “Firewalker” the word lingered in my mind, mine and not mine. Every door lay unhinged and every path lay open. All that had ever held me back now seemed a dim shadow in a distant land.”

    This was a very physical experience that helped me rediscover that powerful part of my creativity that can perceive the limitless possibilities around us at all times.

    Lyca Shan is the founder of Firewalker Enterprises. A passionate author and speaker she focuses on helping others overcome their experiences of hardship and trauma by delivering the message that “Every person is born with the inner strength to rise above their individual circumstances and find happiness within themselves despite their environment.”

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    How To Manage A Goal Setting Activity

    A goal setting activity can be one of the most stressful and sometimes futile things you ever do in your life.


    Each new year brings new resolutions. People make unrealistic promises to themselves knowing that many of them are sure to be broken. But we do it anyway, because it is a tradition that has been passed down through many generations.


    There are several ways to plan for reaching your goals that can greatly increases your chances for success and reduce the amount of stress involved.


    First, you must understand that while goals should be written down, they need not be etched in stone. For instance, say that you want to lose 20 pounds in the next two months, and two months later, you have only lost 15 pounds.


    Many people would see this as a failure, get depressed, and go back to their unhealthy habits. The results are predictable. They gain back the weight they lost (or more) and end up back at square one.


    Achieving a goal is like driving to a different city. You never travel in a straight line. You make turns, take detours, and sometimes get lost (although most men would never admit to this). Do you go back home and start over? Of course not. You just make adjustments from your current location.


    Taking the above example once again, losing 15 pounds instead of 20 is not failure! Absolutely not. You simply need to make the necessary adjustments in your goal and continue on. Instead of dwelling on your inability to lose 20 pounds, consider that you now only need to lose five pounds. Since you just lost 15 pounds in two months, losing five more in the next month should be a snap. But if you do not, you simply make the necessary adjusts once again from that point. Each goal gets easier and easier.


    You should also make reasonably achievable goals. If you need to lose 100 pounds, do not plan to lose it in the next six months. That is not only unreasonable, it can be dangerous to your health. However, losing 100 pounds in 12 months breaks down to slightly less that two pounds per week. That is certainly within reason.


    If your goal is to earn a million dollars in the next year, that is admirable. But have you thought about how you are going to do that? If you are starting from scratch, that may not be a reasonable goal. Perhaps you should start by building a foundation first and shooting for your first million dollars next year.


    All goal setting activities point you in the direction you want to go…but it does take constant finessing of your aim to hit the target.

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    Goal Setting Activity – Goal Planning

    Whether it works or not, whether you believe or not is irrelevant. Their was one study that all the famous self help gurus would recite about a study in 1953 at Yale. The story goes like this: In 1953, researchers surveyed the graduating seniors at Yale to find out how many had specific goals, written down, for their future. 3% was the response. The same researchers went back twenty years later, polled the surviving members of the class and found that: the 3% that had set goals, and written them down, had accumulated more wealth then the other 97% combined!


    Some claim this story as the truth, and some claim it to be made up, a myth created by the gurus to show unbiased proof that it does work. True or false, if you talk to successful people in their industry, you will probably find some had set goals, and some did not.


    The one true thing about setting a goal, and writing it down is this: It sets your mind and body down the right path to accomplish the said goal. It’s easier to develop an action plan, when you know where you want to end up. Just like going on a trip to somewhere that you have never been before. If you just get in your car and start driving and hope you’ll arrive at your destination, well you may make it or not, but a destination that would take 8 hours to get to, may end up taking you 15 or 20 hours. Same goes for your plan to succeed in your chosen business. Why take twice as long if you don’t have to?


    Once you have an end goal set, just work backwards to get your monthly or weekly goals or actions that you will have to take to reach it. If you set a yearly goal of $100,000 in sales, and you sell ABC Widget for $50 each, then work back to find your monthly, weekly, daily and even hourly actions that you will need to take in order to reach $100,000 in sales. $8333 per month, $1923.00/week, $274.00/day, $34.00/hour. Now if you’ve never made $100,000 before, it may seem a little daunting, but if you work back and see that you only have to average $34/hour, not even 1 ABC Widget per hour, then your mind is more easily convinced, and proceeds on the path to achievement. What the mind can conceive, it can achieve!


    Although there may not be any hard proof, such as the Yale study of 1953, setting goals, and writing them down, will help you accomplish almost anything you want. Having a plan and doing the daily actions on a consistant basis, will lead you to success, in whatever end goal you are setting.

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    How to Run a Leadership Activity

    The big buzz in the Learning and Development community is about Leadership development. “If only we could train good leaders,” goes the argument, “we could be beat the world”


    This belief is so well ingrained that hardly anyone stops to question it. But when you step back for a second, there are a number of huge questions. For example:


    1. If leaders need training, who trained Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin?

    2. If leaders can be easily trained, why are there any followers (which begs the question 🙂

    3. What is so great about being a leader anyway?

    4. If everyone understands how to lead, doesn’t that cause a problem when followers are led badly?


    We all know good leaders. We knew them when we were in the playground; and when they conceived a mischief, we followed. We probably tried our first clandestine cigarette at the behest of a leader and pursued our childhood interests at their bidding too. So it is clear that leadership qualities are not only apparent from a young age but are an important part of our development.


    So why do we think that we need to train leaders? Well for several reasons. Firstly, although leadership may be an innate talent, like all natural gifts, if it is not channelled correctly, bad habits develop and blossoming potential can go unrealized. Secondly, there is more need for leadership than there are candidates. Playground leaders may go on to military careers or become high flyers in the world of big business, but they are not likely to end up running a small social services unit in an out of the way provincial town.


    Finally, leaders need to be part of a team, and for the team to function efficiently, the led need to know the ground rules so that they can serve effectively. So having concluded that leadership training is both necessary and desirable, how can it be organized?


    The jumping off point for any training course is, and has to be, formal instruction in the theory and principles of leadership. There are just three ways of doing this.


    1. Books. There are literally hundred of texts on leadership. Most of the business schools also provide free podcasts and webinars. The eager student can soak up any number of treatises on various leadership systems and processes but be cautious.


    Some of the best writing is outdated and doesn’t meet with modern management ideas. Many of the academic pieces are useful but based on case studies at the very peak of leadership experience and thus divorced from practical reality. While books are an essential resource, they are only satisfactory as a reference and as part of more focussed study.


    2. Courses. There may not be as many courses as there are books but it feels that way. Regardless of your discipline, geography academic background or vocational sector, there willbe a leadership course bespoked to your needs and packaged to meet your requirements. Although many of these courses will be tailored to your industry by an experienced practitioner; in the end, the leadership system, process or methodology taught will be as much a matter of personal preference of the trainer as it will be reflective of any best practice. In reality there are hundreds of leadership models.


    All will be based on observation and research and will have some applicability, but there is no “right” or “wrong” system. All a course does is highlight one particular approach and provide the basis for consistency amongst those that attend.


    3. Practical Experience. The sure fire way of developing leadership skills is to practice. If under the leader’s leadership, the outcome is “success” then he or she needs to capture the behaviours that led to that success. And if it was failure, then behaviours need to be modified and tried again. Which is why coaching and mentoring are so effective.


    But of course, while practical experience may be very desirable, it can also be expensive and risky. So how can organizations who want to imbue leadership qualities provide the opportunity to practice in a safe environment which allows emerging leaders to make their mistakes and learn from them?


    Although I tire of hearing clients say that their business is “different”, the truth is that no enterprise is identical to any other. Just as every person is an individual, so every organization reflects the individuals in it in terms of history, culture, systems, processes and resources. There may be common characteristics that may mark out a leader in a company but there is no absolute answer.


    Organizations have to develop training regimes that suit their own purpose. Regardless of how this is achieved, the starting point will nearly always be a process, model or philosophy that expresses the culture of “how ‘leadership’ gets done around here.”


    Whilst there is no doubt that formal courses have an important role to play in defining a common understanding of, and approach to leadership, in the final analysis, the practical element of developing leadership skills must be an internal process. Although not necessarily universally recognized or accepted, many leadership approaches are based on a six stage model:


    1. History: How did we get to where we are?

    2. Situation: What’s going on right now?

    3. Forecast: What will happen if we don’t change?

    4. Vision: Where do we want to go?

    5. Strategy: How do we use our resources to meet our objectives?

    6. Implementation: Timetable, actions & responsibilities


    This model suggests that in order to be successful, the leader has to ask six basic questions:


    A. Where do we want to be?

    B. Where are we coming from?

    C. Where are we heading if we keep going as now?

    D. Where are we now?

    E. By when do we want to be there?

    F. How will we get there and what do we need?


    By following this approach the leader can structure his team, deploy his resources and provide support, guidance and information that will get the team there.


    Although the model itself is fairly simple, fitting it into a course is slightly more problematic. The content is simple, straightforward and easily understood. With a senior group, a competent trainer can usually get through the theory comfortably in a morning. The issue is with the practical sessions. Most courses have ten to fifteen delegates although six or seven is not uncommon.


    To practice leadership skills effectively, the team needs to consist of at least four members. Thus with every delegate getting a chance to lead and assuming that several teams can practice in parallel, this is a full day especially when allowing for quality feedback and consolidation. To provide the practical experience, I use tools such as Super Tanker, Westrek, Viking Attack! and Terra Nova. These are self contained packs which contain everything needed to run a session. For additional “spice” the activities can be run competitively between groups with a prize for the winning team. This puts additional pressure on the leader and can be a useful device for creating tension within the teams.


    The following structure is very tight, but by limiting the practice sessions to 45 minutes with 15 minutes for feedback, you could get 16 delegates through the programme in a (very full) day. Ideally of course you would spread the course over two days and allow much more time for the exercises and feedback. This would also allow more time for consolidation and action planning after the delegates return to the workplace.


    Time(mins) – Topic

    10 -Introduction and domestics

    35 -Objectives of the course, delegates experiences

    15 – Overview of Leadership (Group / Breakout Discussion on characteristics and qualities of outstanding national, political religious leaders etc)

    15 -Leadership Plenum

    15 -Introduction to the Leadership Model

    15 -Coffee

    105 -Leadership Model Continued (Breakout sessions & handouts on Asking questions, Vision, Strategy, Objective setting, Providing feedback)

    60 -Lunch (Leaders issued with the brief for the exercise they are to run in the afternoon)

    30 -Summary: What does leadership mean (Breakouts & Group session )

    45 -Super Tanker Exercise (3 or 4 groups in parallel)

    15 -Super Tanker feedback to leaders (Followers give feedback)

    45 -West Trek exercise(3 or 4 groups in parallel)

    15 -West Trek feedback to leaders(Followers give feedback)

    45 -Murphy exercise(3 or 4 groups in parallel)

    15 -Murphy feedback to leaders(Followers give feedback)

    45 -Terra Nova exercise(3 or 4 groups in parallel)

    15 -Terra Nova feedback to leaders(Followers give feedback)

    45 -Action plans and evaluation


    An alternative structure would to be to break the sessions into logical components and then run them in a series of 2 – 3 hour development classes over a three or four week period. For a really successful session it is important that the leadership lessons learned are aligned with the needs of the organization and that the delegates leave the course with a clear action plan for improving their own performance.


    The importance of the feedback sessions cannot be overstressed. A non disclosure covenant should be obtained from all participants, and the followers must feedback to the leader how they felt during the exercise. This can be a brutal lesson but it is vital if the delegates are to get full value from the session.


    In summary, every enterprise needs leaders at all levels throughout the organization. With some careful planning, a clear learning outcome and the right tools, almost anyone can structure a highly successful programme that will have dramatic and long lasting results.

    Perry Burns is a consultant who specializes in using tools & exercises to improve performance.

    A former director at Ernst & Young he now provides soft skills training, resources and strategic advice.

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