Checklist for Achieving Goals [Template]

The main work that we do at the Los Angeles Method is assisting our participants understand who they are, identify what they really want and then create their personal map to get what they want.

There are certain easy and clear steps in creating and achieving your goal. This is what I would like to share with you today. Even if you do not have the chance to attend one of our Workshops, Masterclasses or online Classes, you will be able to put things in perspective and start seeing results, by following the checklist that follows.


  • The Goal must be Yours.
  • You goal should have a special Meaning
  • Your goal needs to be Specific and Measurable
  • To succeed in needs to be Adjustable
  • Your goals should offer you Challenges
  • Your goal should be Aligned with your values
  • Your goal should be Balanced
  • Your goals should Serve the global good
  • Your goals should be Realistic
  • Your goal should be Supported



First of all what we do is we identify what is the confining conviction of each participant that keeps them away from their goal. A  confining conviction is a thought that creates an emotion that creates an automated action which brings a result. That conviction is just a thought that the individual has accepted as a fact. Once we reprogram the thoughts that limit you, those limiting beliefs, then we free the person to be able to act from their Authentic Self, their aligned self, and from that level we go on into identifying what are the goals that they want to accomplish.

I would like to give you a check list so you can use it as a guide to understand how you can identify and achieve your goals.

First of all the goal needs to be yours. This was explained before; if you are considering goals through the glasses of your confining convictions then the goals are not yours and then you most probably will not be able to achieve them. To give you a very simple example: if you've always wanted to be an actor but your father or your mother wanted you to be financially secure and pushed you towards becoming a lawyer or a doctor and you did, then eventually you will reach a wall. You will  face obstacles in being happy and fulfilled. Your goal needs to be yours. This is number one in the list: the goal needs to be yours.

Your goal needs to have meaning. Now the meaning is personal. The meaning is subjective to everyone so something that has meaning to me might not have meaning to you. Usually the people who choose their goals just to satisfy everyone else are the people who have low self-esteem, low self-confidence. This is the first thing that we work on at the Los Angeles Method. We have specific exercises to help you raise your self-confidence. Everything that we do in life is based on our self-esteem. You can imagine if you have a low self-esteem there are not many things that you'll be able to accomplish.

Another point on the list is that your goal needs to be specific and measurable. You cannot say "I want to be rich", that's very vague. It is very abstract. You need to be specific on how much money you want to have and by when. Do not be afraid to be specific, thinking that you might leave something out. The more specific you are, the greater your chances of succeeding. When you are specific, your subconscious mind can create the map and lead you to your desired goal as fast as possible.

At number 4 of the checklist is that your goal needs to be flexible. Darwin used to say that it's not the strongest organisms that are going to survive or the most intelligent ones, but the ones that can adjust the best. You understand the connection,  your goal needs to be adjustable. Next on the checklist: exciting. Your goal needs to be exciting and with challenges. It needs to keep you awake at night and you need to be wanting it as much as you want to breath.

To accomplish your goal, it needs to be aligned with your basic values. This is another program that we work on at the Los Angeles Method; identifying and programming values and anti-valleys.

Finally your goal needs to be balanced, valuable for society, realistic and supported.

Follow the link: and check out the template for Goals, offered to you from The Los Angeles Method. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. I would be very happy to help out.

Once you start work on your goals, please leave a comment below with your progress, or join our community on our Facebook group at The Los Angeles Method and share your experience there.

Take care and enjoy :)


Theodora Voutsa

The TVP Foundation operates through two main venues, The Los Angeles Method and The International Theatre in English. The LAM is a dynamic combination of Acting and Personal Development Techniques to empower you in your professional and personal life.