Goal Setting, Monitoring Progress, and Triangulation

IDL Goal Setting 1: What is Integral Deep Listening Goal Setting?

This is the first of five short videos on Integral Deep Listening Goal Setting. In this video I want to first discuss how IDL Goal Setting differs from other approaches. In the second, I’ll explain the various different life areas for goal setting and how to set long, medium, and short-term life goals for each of these areas. In the third I’ll discuss SMART goal setting, that is, “Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based goal setting.” In the fourth, I’ll review how to access the priorities of your life compass and align your goals with them. In the fifth, I will share a number of tips for helping you monitor and accomplish your goals.

IDL Goal Setting 2: Setting Your Goals

In this, the second of our series on IDL goal setting, I’ll explain a number of various different life areas for goal setting and how to set long, medium, and short-term life goals for each of these areas. We can then interview emerging potentials to see if our priorities are the same as theirs.


IDL Goal Setting 3: How to measure Your Progress

In this, the third video of this series on goal setting, I’ll share how to measure your progress so that you will be able to tell if what you are is actually moving you toward your goals, how to modify your goals, and how to get the support and accountability we all need stay on track.
It’s important to know how to set “operational,” or measurable goals, so you can know if what you are doing (or refraining from doing!) is actually moving you toward your goals or is wasted energy and time.
This approach is best summed up in the five dimensions of the SMART formula: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Based.

IDL Goal Setting 4: Aligning Your Goals With Your Life Compass

Goal setting that aligns your goals with those of your life compass means that there is a congruency between what is authentically wanting to be born and grow within you and who you think you are. The importance of this alignment cannot be underestimated. It reduces self-doubt while increasing self-confidence, increases personal integrity, creates an interior relationship based on justice, increases the likelihood that that integrity and justice will be mirrored in the exterior, macrocosmic worlds of behavior and relationships, and increases the likelihood that others will respond in kind, based on their sense of your authenticity.

IDL Goal Setting 5: Staying on Track

The more your goals, even if they are those of your life compass, conflict with your scripting and the expectations of your family, society, or culture, the more resistance you are likely to experience in attaining them. On the other hand, the more your goals differ from those of your own unique life compass, the more resistance you are likely to experience in attaining them. Many of the problems we have with attaining our goals are because 1) they do not reflect the priorities of our life compass; 2) we are doing them because we “should,” not because we want them; 3) we have interior conflict – we have to give up other things that we want, like some addiction, in order to reach our goals; 4) or we don’t have enough of the right kind of support and accountability. So, in goal setting, you need to find the “sweet spot” of goals that support your life compass while not kicking up overwhelming resistance either from others or from within yourself. The complete IDL Video Curricula can be found at IntegralDeepListening.Com.

Integral Deep Listening for Problem Solving: Triangulation

We generally use a combination of objective resources, like books, information on the web, family, friends, teachers, and various authority figures, in combination with our own worldview and common sense, to arrive at possible solutions to our problems and then use trial and error or empiricism to test those solutions. Integral Deep Listening adds a third input, which it calls “subjective sources of objectivity,” in the form of the recommendations of interviewed dream characters and the personifications of our life issues and problems.

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