The Art of Goal Setting

The starting point for success is desire. Desire is much stronger than just “want to” it is the inner drive/strength that make your dreams come alive. Set a goal that is exciting to you. That serves as your alarm clock and makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning. Allow this goal to be your compass.

A compass is designed to help you find your way again

All goals are achieved twice. First, conceptually in your mind(visualization) & then physically in reality (execution).

Begin with the end in mind. Visualize a painted picture for what you would like to improve about yourself or to accomplish. Imagine something you would be personally proud to have mastered within the next 365 days and vividly envision what that feels like?….what does it look like? With whom are you most excited to share this accomplishment. The more detail you add the more real the goal becomes.2015 wahl website 6

Research shows our resolutions often times fail because we did not anchor our goals into a painted picture that we believe in. Goals are simply a burden of check lists if the bigger picture is not in sight. If a coach simply requires her squad to run 50 sets of stairs, she may face resistance or opposition. But if the coach first paints an inspired picture for what it feels like to win the championship at the end of the season, the team embraces the hard work and enthusiastically bounds up the stairs.

Allow your goals to become your compass, not a map. Your “true north” pointing you to a destination. Life is dynamic. You may drift. You may stumble. You may lose your course. If you use a compass instead of a map you can get bumped off your trail but still auto-correct to find your groove.

Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure and setbacks only serve as motivation.


13 replies
  1. Lindsay
    Lindsay says:

    Hi Eric. Love your inspiring messages with great insight. Curious though, why do you incorporate the antichrist anarchy symbol in your name?

    • artofvision
      artofvision says:

      i am glad you asked – because it is a human condition and weakness to label and disable the world around us. my brand is a catalyst to force pp to stop their orderly robotic mindless existence be the change they want to see in the world. anarchy has been hijacked by criminals and vandals in the recent past as a form of rebellion. i am claiming it back as our call to action. to rebel against mediocrity. to use our talents, skills, voices and energy to lessen, rather than add to the suffering of the world.

      i want people to stop and look at the symbol. i want them to question my artwork and branding my writings. i want to start the conversation on how we can all use our time more efficiently to make the world a better place and lend a hand to those less fortunate, the marginalized or who don’t have their own voice. rebel. resist. unlock. unleash. unthink. everything i do is with very specific intent to be provocative with a purpose.

    • artofvision
      artofvision says:

      cheers ankur. i remember our fun little creative chat with srini. thanks for following and remaining engaged. the united state of misfits

  2. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    I have a goal for 2016–vision is clear, just stuck on the execution… 😉
    “Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up…obstacles only serve as motivation!”

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