3 Stages to Goal Achievement

At the end of every year I reflect on the past 12 months to look for new insights that might make things easier for me in the year ahead.  As I was walking through this yearly ritual I came up with an insightful way to look at goals and goal achievement for 2010.

Have a look and let me know what you think in the comments below.



  • Mohammad

    Reply Reply January 6, 2010

    Dear Steve
    thank you very much for everything, i love you
    a few weeks ago i was reading (man`s searching for meaning) written by Victor Frankle, in chapter logotherapy as a technique he mentioned the same subject.
    i was thinking very much about it.let me give an example then tell me your opinion. i wanna lose weight i can visualize the result that i am slim or i can visualize myself execising ,running ,eating less ….
    or in university i wanna get a good mark do you think its better to visulise the result or its better to visulise that i am learning good ?
    best regard

  • Steve

    Reply Reply January 6, 2010

    Hi Mohammad,

    You bring up a great question – it’s nice to get questions like this – you bring up a really subtle but important point.

    In my experience it’s the visualization of having that generates very strong feelings for me and therefore a strong indicator that I’m seeding my goal or intention into my subconscious.

    I find that the feeling fades somewhat (but not always) when I visualize the goal as I’m doing it and this is most likely because I’m disassociated. For more on this see: Should You Visualize in the 1st or 3rd Person?

    Although the feeling fades I do find that watching myself “doing” the new behavior generates a new feeling and as long as it’s a good feeling, it’s a great way to condition new behaviors.

    All the very best this year,

  • Lisa

    Reply Reply January 7, 2010

    Hi Steve,
    I found your “3 Stages of Goal Achievement” very helpful. I am going to try to follow your suggestions to help get my business where I want it to be.

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