Session 6: Realign Your Goals
Congratulations on completing Step 3 of your personally tailored BreakThrough SystemTM, which means this is the last step to breaking through procrastination once and for all. (Click or tap here if you haven’t completed the first three steps in your BreakThrough SystemTM.)
As we discussed in the previous session, the more aligned you are with your values, the less you will procrastinate, the less stress you will feel, and the more happiness and wellbeing you will experience.
But unless you are consciously aware of your values, and unless you consciously align with your highest principles, you will instinctively and unconsciously react to situations without due consideration, which can cause you to feel stressed and to procrastinate.
In Step 3, your task was to use The Value Circle to identify at least one community and one personal value that you hold as the highest principle by which you want to live.
When you value what you do, you assign importance and worth to it, and this will motivate you to keep doing it.
But unless you honour those values and principles with your thoughts and behaviour, you will continue to procrastinate.
Therefore, you also need to realign your goals with your values, which will build self-belief and confidence, essential ingredients for breaking through procrastination and the successful accomplishment of what you really want to achieve (see Session 2: Getting Clarity).
So let’s get straight to Step 4, the final step in building your tailored BreakThrough SystemTM.
BreakThrough SystemTM Step 4: Realign Your Goals
The fourth and final step in creating your BreakThrough SystemTM is to realign your goals with your values.
If you identify as a Sensitive Soul, the imposter in your head causing you to doubt yourself is probably a major cause of procrastination for you.
But even if you identify with another Procrastinator Persona type (Habitual Hesitator, Day Dreamer, Impulsive Investor), you will still resonate with how the lack of confidence in your own abilities is like a handbrake slowing you down and even stopping you.
The final step in your BreakThrough System is to build your self-belief and confidence by setting goals that align with your values and highest principles.
- Generate motivation
- Overcome obstacles
- Account for action
- Leverage time, money, resources, and effort
- Specify results
But when your goals are aligned with your values, their power to break through procrastination is magnified.
David Schwartz, author of the bestselling self-help book, The Magic of Thinking Big, said:
“The individual who fails to set long-range goals will most certainly be just another person lost in life’s struggle. Without goals, we cannot grow.”
When setting goals, though, balance is always the best option. Too much focus on material or financial gain, for instance, can result in disillusionment. Balance is the key, and to achieve a balanced life you need balanced goals.
This is where your values step in, because they give you balance. It’s also why you were asked to do the exercise in Session Three to clarify your values. Clarification of your values gives you a framework with which you can prepare a balanced set of goals.
Your final step now is to use The Value Circle to establish a balance in the 7 Life Aspiration areas of your life.
Check that your goals are aligned with your values by asking yourself these questions:
- Are my goals action orientated?
- Do my goals fill me with enthusiasm?
- Do my goals point me in the direction I really want to go?
If you can answer ‘Yes’ to all 3, your goals will align with your values and you will discover how much more self-belief and confident you will become as a result.
If you answered ‘No’ to any or all of these questions, this is a sign that you will need to go back and work on your goals and consider ways in which you can align them with the values that you deem important.
It’s now up to you to live the life you want, the way you want, how you want.
Your Personal BreakThrough SystemTM: A Final Word
Congratulations on completing The BreakThrough SystemTM Online Training.
Your personal BreakThrough SystemTM is your tailored solution to breaking through procrastination and achieving the results you really want.
If, however, you’re still struggling with procrastination despite your best efforts to beat it with the BreakThrough SystemTM, I’m available to help you get through your challenges.
Please visit my upcoming events and book your seat at any of my workshops in your city.
I’d be delighted to see you there and help you break through procrastination.