The nest step in goal setting rules for success in life coaching? You'll need to go internal.
Commit to a purpose
“I do a slow waltz with my values, then my theme, then I do a purpose statement that informs what my goals are going to be ,” said Remi, flipping through the diary for exact wording of this year’s version (which was changed in 2020 after being the same for 15 years.)
The purpose takes Remi about two weeks to write, as she drills down into what's important, and crafts her words to best suit.
The 2020 purpose uses her legal name: “I Sharon, see, hear, feel and know the purpose of my life is to awaken and live my true self."
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson also advocates writing down goals on New Year's Eve, saying in a 2019 blog post "the simple act of writing it down will help you stick to it."
But he said not to commit to just January goals.
“Some of Virgin’s most successful companies have been born from random moments. ... No matter how big, small, simple or complex your idea is, get it in writing. It doesn’t matter if you use a pen and notebook or your iPhone—if you have a record of it, you’re more likely to make it happen."