The Seven Pillars Of Well-Formed Outcomes
Posted on April 21st, 2014
“No wind blows in favor of a ship without direction” - Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Setting goals in specific detail can help you feel more in control, because you can reduce big and important goals into more manageable component.
1. Positively formulated outcome
- What specifically do you want to achieve?
- What will it give or do for you? Is all of this formulated in the positive?
- Do you see yourself having this outcome?
- How will you know that you have achieved the outcome?
2. Described using sensory language
- When you will achieve your outcomes
- What will you see, hear, feel, and think?
- If you can’t see it, how can you achieve it?
- Are you in control of your outcome? How well?
- Does it involve other people? Who influences your achievement? If yes, who specifically?
- Can you maintain your reactions or relationships?
- What actions are necessary to achieve the result
- Under what circumstances will the achievement of the result be useless?
- When, where, and how, and with whom will this outcome be desired?
- When, where, and how, and with whom will this outcome be undesired?
- Do you want to have your outcome all the time, in all contexts, and without any limitations?
5. Secondary gains
- Why haven’t you achieved this already?
- What will you lose when you will achieve this result
- When, where and with whom the lack of result is perceived to be normal and even desired?
- Will you have to abandon something important as a consequence of achieving your result?
- Do you have all the necessary resources?
- What do you already have that you can use to achieve your goal?
- Think about your internal and external resources.
- Internal resources: beliefs, personality characteristics, and skills
- External resources things, information, people, money
- What else do you need to achieve the results?
- Have you ever achieved something like this before?
- Do you know anyone who has ever achieved something like this before? If yes, how did they do it?
7. Consequences Ecology
- Ecology of the result for the entire system
- What will happen if you will achieve the desired?
- What will happen if you will Not achieve it?
- What will Not happen if you will achieve the desired?
- What will Not happen if you will Not achieve the desired?
Kovalev, S. V. (2011) Neirotransforming: Osnovy samokonsultirovaniya.
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