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Monday, February 18, 2013

How to Create Winning Goals

Johnson and Johnson urges their employees to consider SMART goals, which fit the acronym of being Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time bound.  But what about all those goals which uniquely define us as human beings? What about individual whose life goal is self-actualization, as defined by Abraham Maslow: "The writer must write, the painter must paint," and we must all become whatever we have within us to become? 

In these situations, the formula can be applied to constructing a winning sub-goal. For example, an aspiring author whose publisher demands that a completed manuscript be submitted to them before it will even be considered for publication might formulate his or her goal as follows: 
  • a working title 
  • foreword, preface, and introduction
  • table of contents 
  • detailed chapter outline
  • a minimum of four hundred pages of word-processed text 
  • to be completed within twelve months    
Once such a goal or sub-goal has been formulated, it can then be cast in the form of suggestions or autosuggestions which can enable you to achieve your goals without using "will power.

A plan such as the one just presented obviously complies with the formula outlined by Johnson and Johnson, yet it allows sufficient leeway for the ongoing pursuit of the kind of "glorious quest" which makes us uniquely human, as illustrated by the following commercial for another Fortune 500 company. 


Here are just a few the practical applications of hyperempiria, or suggestion-enhanced experience, contained on this Blog,  You can learn how to:


Gibbons, D. E. (2001). Experience as an art form. .New York, NY: Authors Choice Press.

Gibbons, D. E. (2000). Applied hypnosis and hyperempiria. Lincoln, NE: Authors Choice Press (originally published 1979 by Plenum Press).

Gibbons, D. E., & Cavallaro, L (2013).. Exploring alternate universes: And learning what they can teach us. Amazon Kindle E-Books. (Note: It is not necessary to own a Kindle reader to download this e-book, as the Kindle app may be downloaded free of charge to a standard desktop or laptop computer and to most cell phones.)

Gibbons, D. E., & Lynn, S. J. (2010). Hypnotic inductions: A primer. in S. J. Lynn, J. W. Rhue, & I. Kirsch (Eds.) Handbook of clinical hypnosis, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 267-291.

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