Setting Powerful Goals

Men and women all have an internal drive to achieve. We have parts of us, active or inactive that want to make a difference. Setting powerful goals can be more inspiring than easy ones. Go for goals that mean something to you.

Article updated 19/04/2021

I invite you to work towards greatness and achieve your dream. I invite you to never give up on reaching your potential.

1. From Procrastination To Motivated

When things are going well, goal setting is easy. However there will be times when things don’t work and you feel defeated. Along the way there will be days where you don’t feel motivated. At this time, make sure you are still taking positive action.

Choose 5 priority actions to accomplish every day. On a bad day, make it a point of pride to get these 5 things done. Breaking down big goals into 5 easy steps a day is great for stopping procrastination and good time management too.

“When you aren’t motivated, take some time out for personal reflection. Work out what you really want.”

2. You Are The Only One

A teacher of mine once said, “no one is coming to fulfil your dreams.” It was like a slap in the face of reality for me. I realised that no one else is going to dedicate themselves to what I want. No one is coming to run my butt around the block or to pursue my financial goals. Not my friends, other people and definitely not the government.

If you are honest, have you been holding back waiting for someone else to commit, before you do? Is it time you go for it, instead of waiting for the right circumstances?

“Go ahead and be the change you want to see in the world.

3. Your Environment

The environment of people you spend time with contributes to your potential success. Surround yourself with those you aspire to be like and you will pick up their great habits and ideas. I have spoken about finance with multi-millionaires and I have spoken with my uncle. The difference in the quality of advice given is light years apart.

Is it time to stop getting advice from friends and family? Paying quality advice, from a coach or professional, will save you more time, money and energy in the long run.

“The problem is that everyone loves to give their 2 cents and it’s not worth much.”

4. ‘Your’ Goals

Sometimes the goals we have are more for someone else, than for ourselves. How do you tell if a goal is yours or someone else’s? When you visualise this goal you feel joy, enthusiasm and inspiration. If the goal is about pleasing someone else, you are more likely to feel tension, obligation and regret. Add activities to your life that make you inspired.

See my article on setting goals in alignment with your values here for more information on this.

5. Goals In The Positive

The goal is important and so is what you specifically focus on. If someone has a goal to pay off credit card debt, the focus is still on the debt. A goal stated ‘in the positive’ will take care of the debt, and also take you beyond it. If you don’t want to have debt, you can set a goal for financial freedom instead!

Set goals that take you beyond what you don’t want and toward what you truly want to have.  Setting a goal for $50 million, or serving 50 million people for example, is far more motivating, than simply paying off debt.

“A goal in the positive takes care of the negative along the way and you will notice more opportunities than before.”

6. Inspirational Goals

Is boredom ever a problem for you? You might be due for a new project. Is it time to challenge yourself physically? Commit to a healthy food plan and looking after yourself? Can you find something good for you, that is also stimulating?

For something new to enter your life, something else must vacate. It may be useful to give up an old way of being in order to pursue a new one.

“Choose your challenges wisely. Expect that all your dreams will come true AND have contingencies in place for possible challenges.”


Things That Make A Difference

  • We are influenced by every person in our environment.
  • What we focus on we are more likely to achieve.
  • What we teach to others we learn faster than any other method!
  • The more responsibility you take, the better your outcomes.
  • Aim for consistent daily improvement. This is the source of all wins.
  • Make sure your dreams are for you, not someone else.
  • Have fun along the way. Dedicate time for work, play and the outdoors.


Jeremy Walker’s background is in Hypnotherapy. He created the WARP (Walker Addiction Removal Process) and is located in Brisbane QLD. Confidential appointments are available for quitting smoking, weight loss, stress & time management issues. Jeremy enjoys nothing more than seeing others make a positive shift!