If you’ve ever had trouble achieving your goals, the good news is the problem isn’t you: it’s your system. And specifically, your daily system.
Every day most people—even productive people—make a major goal-setting mistake that wastes valuable time and money. This mistake? By focusing on the desired outcome, they often unknowingly neglect their personal needs. The result is the cause of all overwhelm, anxiety, and inefficiency. And as we know, overwhelm, anxiety and inefficiency are the highway robbers of goal achievement. This is the paradox of goal-setting.
The good news is, there’s hope. HEART Goals™ presents a paradigm-shifting approach to achieving your goals. It will give you the ultimate competitive advantage in life, revealing the code to balancing your life and living your dreams. HEART Goals™ will reshape the way you think about planning. It will give you the tools and techniques you need to transform your goals—and your life.
HEART Goals™ is more than a time management system or a productivity technique. It’s a filter for the overwhelming volume of incoming information. It’s a framework for prioritizing. It will help you make what matters, happen. By challenging us to prioritize, HEART Goals™ empowers you to reclaim control of your precious time, energy, and life.
HEART Goals™ is not one more thing. It’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in the right order, in every area of our lives.
Whether you are a working professional, a busy mom at home or a student navigating university life, HEART Goals™ will forever transform the way you look at life, set your goals, plan your day, and achieve your dreams.
Traditional goal-setting can distract us from our priorities and needs, making it even harder to achieve our goals. This not only leads to out-of-balance goals but out-of-balance living. By using HEART to focus on your needs first, and wants second, you will reach your desired outcome more quickly and easily. By using the HEART acronym as a checklist, you can align your needs with your tasks. You can use this method on a daily, monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. Using an annual goal-setting tool like the Whitney English HEART Goals™ Course can help you maximize your use of this system.
This is your physical self-care: all the ways in which you make sure your physical body is optimized. Self-care isn’t self-indulgence. Self-care is prioritizing your health through sleep, water, nutrition, and movement.
Once you have taken care of your physical needs, it’s time to focus on your mind, heart, and soul. This category encompasses tending to your mental health (by sharpening your mind), emotional health (by getting in touch with your feelings) and, spiritual health (by nurturing your soul).
All Your People
Now that you’ve addressed your physical, mental and emotional needs, focus on your relationships. Do this by establishing good boundaries, eliminating toxic people from your life, and being intentional about time spent building relationships.
Resources & Responsibilities
This is the “stuff and stewardship” category and includes your financial resources as well as your time. Your time and money are two of your most valuable resources. This category ensures your day-to-day life is running smoothly and efficiently.
Trade & Talent
Finally, we make it to the end of the HEART acronym, which is the place most people start when setting goals: their business or career. While the majority of your time will be invested in this segment, it should never become your primary focus. By working through HEART in the specified order, your life and work will become balanced as they fall into line on your priority list.