This goal list is inspired by the Conscious Growth Workshop I went to in July and is based off of Steve Pavlina’s Book. There are 7 universal principles to his book, and you can read more about that here. The concept of my new weekly goal list is to create goals and habits for each of the principles (Truth, Love, Power, Authority, Oneness, and Courage) and to accomplish at least one goal or habit from each principle every day. Being strong in each of these principles helps to consistently bring positive changes to your life.
When I review my entire week, I can see which areas I need help with and how I can balance my days. I can then use these ideas to create the next weekly goal list. I create this list every Sunday, journaling about what I desire and where I want to focus my attention on. Then every morning during the week I predict/visualize my day going exactly as I want it to. Then at the end of the day, or the next morning I will critique the last day, and compare it to my prediction.
Example of a day using this goal sheet
I wake up at 5am and go to Bikram yoga at 6am (Power). I introduce myself to someone new at Bikram (Courage) and mention my massage career (Authority). At 8am I meditate for 20 minutes (Oneness) and critique my last day and create a vision for this day (Truth). I go to massage school and learn a technique for Swedish massage and trade with a classmate (Love). After class I practice on a friend who’s a massage therapist and he shows me his personal technique (Love). We go to the beach and practice Yoga and Qi Gong (Oneness). I meet someone new and find out their greatest passion and fear (Courage). I return home and read for anatomy and do Anatomy arcade game (Power). I email friends from CGW and update them on my week and let them know what challenges I’m having and what’s working for me (Truth).
This day is very balanced with 3 power, 3 truth, 2 Love, 4 Oneness, 2 Courage and 2 Authority. This is how I write my predictions/visualizations for each day.
Other Examples of Habits and Goals
Journal/Discover how you truly feel about a section of your life (career, relationship, body, ect)
Evaluate how you could make one area of your life better
Ask someone close to you – “How can I be a better friend”
Ask someone who knows you well – “What am I avoiding in life?” or “Where do I need more responsibility in my life?”
Have a group of friends where you share the truth about how you’re doing with your goals (the good and the difficult)
Host a game night/potluck/social event and connect with friends through sharing each other’s company
Tell a friend an aspect of their personality that you appreciate and enjoy
Barter with someone to share services (Hair cuts, massage, yoga class, web design, photography, teaching music, dance lessons, ect)
Interview someone who’s successful in a career you’re interested in
Have a weekly group that goes to yoga/surfing/dancing together and gets lunch afterwards
Wake up at 5/6am every morning
Follow through on habits you’ve decided to create
Write 500 words a day for blog (ideas, posts, ect)
Clean the house
Finish a project you’ve been neglecting
Do a 30 day challenge with a friend and keep each other accountable (Make a bet)
Give a business card to a prospective client
Introduce yourself to professionals in your business (Networking)
Go against the flow (wear your shirt inside out, wear two different shoes)
Discover a habit that would help you and follow through on it
Go to the beach/nature and breathe, silently enjoying the present
Meditate 10/20/30/60 minutes daily
Qi Gong/Tai Chi/Movement meditation daily
Play music, paint, draw, get lost in the creativity
Give someone a massage
Receive a massage
Do something you’ve always wanted to do, but were afraid you’d fail
Commit to participating in a contest (speech, film, open mic night)
Assert what you want (where to eat with a group, what to do with a boyfriend/girlfriend)
Introduce yourself to someone new
You might see that this is only 6 principles. The seventh principle is Intelligence, which is a combination of the other 6 principles. For me I don’t have an Intelligence section on my goal list, because the combination and balance of the 6 principles creates this naturally.
I’ve been enjoying this new way of creating weekly goal lists, compared to what I was using a few months ago. It has been a more holistic approach with balancing the productivity in my days, instead of just trying to accomplish the most I can every day. It also gives me more variety to choose from because I’ll have multiple habits and goals for each principle. If I don’t go to Bikram yoga one day, I can decide to go biking instead to fulfill the power principle.