Many of us will set goals this coming New Year and within six weeks we will give up? Why is that? The goals are set with the best of intention and often if achieved will benefit us greatly, as an example quit smoking. The reason why we give up on these goals is that that are not attached or in alignment with our greatest values. You see when a goal is attached to our highest values it is easy to obtain, when it is not in alignment with our ou will not achieve highest values we will procrastinate and not achieve.

So how do we set a goal that is attached to or aligned to our highest value? First we must identify what is our highest value. One of the easiest ways to do this is to look where we will spend our money and do it willingly. Follow the money and it will lead you to the value. You can further qualify this by asking what do you think about and talk to yourself most about. Let us say that you have identified family as your highest value and you want to quit smoking. Most people will link quitting smoking with health. If health is not in your top three values you will not quit smoking. However, if we link quitting smoking with family such as we want to be around to see our children grow up then the goal of quitting smoking becomes much easier.

Identify your top three values, and they are not things such as honesty and values, they are a way of living life. Once you have identified these values draw up a list of how your goals can link in and improve your top values and you will find that achieving your goals will be a lot easier. If you are confused and have no idea of how to identify your top values download my ebook on

About Steve Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner originates from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) then working around the globe before finally settling in Brisbane Australia. As a scientist, Steve always had an interest in human development, especially Mind Plastisicity and how we cope with stress, anxiety and addictive behaviours. Over the past 15 years Steve has assisted many clients to transform their lives by resolving the obstacles holding them back.

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