If you want to set goals for the year ahead and you want to achieve them, then you are in the right place.
My name is Theodora, I am a director, a producer and a coach. I am an artist; I take nothings and make them into somethings. In my coaching I use The Los Angeles Method, a dynamic combination of Acting and Personal Development Techniques to empower the people who come to me, to create the role they want to play in their life.
I believe we are all creators. We all write, produce and direct our movie, which is our life. Some people choose to give themselves the leading role, some choose to give themselves the role of the extra, or the villain, or the role of the best friend.
It is ok. If you are one of the people who decided to write a drama or a thriller or a tragedy instead of a romantic comedy or an epic saga, do not worry. You can always yell "Plot twist" and change the storyline. The only thing you have to do is concentrate on writing that next "scene" and flipping everything around.
What do you want to flip? What do you want to change?
How do you want 2017 to be?
Who do you have to BE to LIVE the life you want and deserve?
The first step to take if you want to change the story, is to change your character's (meaning You) objective.
In acting every role has an Overall Objective; what they need to accomplish throughout the play or the movie. Then you have the Scene Objectives, what the character needs to accomplish in every scene, to finally get the Overall Objective.
Remember that the Scene Objective needs to support and be aligned with the Overall Objective.
In your case your Scene Objectives are your Goals.
What are the goals you want your character (aka YOU) to achieve this year?
Write them down!
When I give this exercise to my participants, I ask them to write their goals on a piece of paper, using a pen or pencil. The connection between mind, heart, brain, hand to paper is stronger. But you can choose to type if you wish.
Do you have your list?
There are certain easy and clear steps in creating and achieving your goal. Even if you do not have the chance to attend one of my trainings, 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 the goal needs to be yours. If you are considering goals through the glasses of your confining convictions (aka Limiting Beliefs) then the goals are not yours, not what your soul needs to succeed and thrive, 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.
Finally your goal needs to be balanced, valuable for society, realistic and supported.
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🙂
#love and #light to all