Step 1: IDENTIFY YOUR WISH
Ask yourself what it is that you truly wish for yourself. It has to represent a small challenge for you and can be put on a different time frame. For example, you could ask yourself 'what do I truly wish for myself in the next 2 weeks?' or 'in a year from now, what is it that I really want for myself in my professional life?'
Step 2: IDENTIFY THE OUTCOME
Once you are clear on what your wish is, ask yourself what is the outcome of fulfilling that wish. What is the best outcome for yourself, your life, that can happen after making that wish happen? Imagine the outcome. Put it in the front of your mind and act on it with positive thinking.
Step 3: IDENTIFY THE OBSTACLE
Ask yourself what is truly stopping you from going after that wish. What stands in the way? You have to go deep within yourself to find your inner obstacles and identify them.
Step 4: MAKE A PLAN
Ask yourself what you can do to overcome that obstacle. Make a plan by completing the statement: 'If *obstacle A* occurs, I will *behavior* to overcome it and fulfill my wish to get my desired outcome'. Identify a behavior, a strategy for each obstacle to get ready to face it when and if it occurs.
This process is probably the best strategy to identify goals that are meaningful to YOU and to give you the confidence and strategies to go out there and reach them.