The Daily Goals Compass™ is a tool we created to help you achieve your daily goals. It can help you with your personal goals, work goals, and even your interpersonal and relationship goals.
Now, the Daily Goals Compass™ is used in the same way you would use a navigational compass if you were lost in the woods, for example. What is the first thing you would need to do? The first thing to do is plot your course (your daily goal). Where do you want to go: North, South, East or West?
1. What are my daily goals? How do I want to feel or what do I want to do today?
After you determined which direction you want to go, you would next need to rotate the compass and make sure the compass heading arrow is pointing to your goal direction. In your Daily Goals Compass™, your thoughts are your heading arrow. You need to make sure your thoughts are leading you to your goals.
2. What rational/positive thoughts will help me achieve my daily goals? (List all the thoughts)
Now that your thoughts (heading arrow) are leading you toward your goals, what will you do? If you were in the woods and you wanted to go North, just having the heading arrow pointing North wouldn’t get you there magically. You would have to do something like begin to walk North in order to get there. You could decide to make other choices like just sitting there, sleeping and wishing to go North, etc. However, these choices won’t help you achieve your goal of going North.
3. What will I do in order to achieve my daily goals?
So, here’s a real life example:
If I am feeling anxious and I want to feel relaxed instead, then I will rehearse the positive thoughts I listed in question # 2 throughout the day, listen to relaxing music, exercise, and do relaxation/breathing techniques.
Remember, it is very important that you keep your thoughts, behaviors and your goals lined up to make sure you are heading in the right direction!