Six Of The Keys To Achievable Outcomes
There are Key elements to achieving outcomes. A well formed goal follows “POSERS” – shorthand for being Positive, having an Own part, being Specific, having well-known Evidence, having the Resources available, and being of the right Size.
1. State your goal specifically. In order to do that you will need to clearly specify your outcome. Ask yourself “What will I see, hear and feel when I have it?”, “How will I know that I have it?” Make your goal as compelling as you can by adjusting the submodalities, using keywords, etc. Future pace it, “it is now Jan 12, 2012 and… “ (dissociated). Imagine the outcome as specifically as you can by asking yourself “Who, where, when, what and how, specifically?” State your outcome positive. “What specifically do you want?” (as opposed to what you don’t want). Think of what you will actively do that is within your control. Ask yourself “What will I be doing to achieve my outcome?” and “how can I start and maintain it?”
2. Write it down (your goal/outcome). Write everything down. You can even draw a picture of what this goal will look like on a paper.
3. Remember, TIME is involved. Write your outcome present tense, as of “I have..” “I am…” or “I do…” (as if it was now). When you say “I will do this tomorrow” you automatically push your goal into “tomorrow”, and then another tomorrow and so on. So, “tomorrow” never comes. State your goal “now”. Greatest question of all ask yourself “When will I NOW go and do X?” Next step is specify your present situation, “Where are you NOW in relation to your outcome?” (This should be Associated).
4. Is this goal MEASURABLE? It’s important to remember of the SIZE of an outcome. Is it the right size? If it’s too large, ask yourself “What prevents me from getting this?” and turn the problem into other smaller outcomes. Make them sufficiently clear and achievable. And if it’s too small to be motivating, ask, “If I got this outcome, what would it do for me?” Move up until you relate it to an outcome that is sufficiently large and motivating.
5. Is it stated for SELF only? Ask yourself if it’s self-initiated and self-maintained? “Is it only you? Are you the only person in charge of your results?” Decide if it’s appropriately contextualized, “where, when, how and with whom do you want it?” and “Are there drawbacks in any of these contexts?” ? Uncover the evidence procedure by asking yourself “How will you know that you have achieved this goal?” Is it congruently desirable? “What will this outcome get for you or allow you to do?” and “Are you sure you want it?”
6. What are the steps needed to get there? (get final step and work backwards). Now, what is the first step? If you had nothing else to do but achieve this goal, what is the very next action you would take? Now, establish resources. Do you have adequate resources and choices to get your outcome? Ask “What resources do I need to get the outcome?”, “What personal resources do you currently HAVE that will assist you in achieving this?”, “Have you ever had or done this before?”, if yes, “How did you do it?”, do you know anyone else who has achieved it? What resources did THEY have? What can you learn from THEM? Can you go talk to them?”, “Imagine you have it now. What resources did you use to get it?”
The next step here is to check the consequences in your life and relationships if you got your outcome. Is it ecological? Ask yourself “Is it good for self, others and the planet? Who else besides you does this effect?”, “What would happen if you got it and for what purpose do you want this?”, “What will you gain or lose if you have it? And if you got straight away, would you take it?”
Be sensitive to your feelings of doubt that start “Yes, but…” What considerations do these feelings of doubt represent? How can you change your outcome to take this into account? Now run this modified outcome through the “POSERS” process to check that is it still well formed.
Quantum Linguistics: What will happen if you get it? What won’t happen if you get it? What will happen if you don’t get it? What won’t happen if you don’t get it?
The last step is to take action. You have to make the first move. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. If the outcome is well formed, it is achievable, motivating, and much more likely to be compelling.