Huge Unbelievably Great Goals (or HUGGS) HUGGS are goals which are life-changing- these are your Vision or ‘Dream’. They are: Long-term Clear, easy to grasp and compelling They connect with who you are and what’s important to you You feel excited about them and want to achieve them When you set them they can seem out of reach Once you break your goal down by making it more specific, you can create tangible actions that will ‘chunk it down’ into bite sized pieces. Start by imagining how things would look if you had succeeded in achieving your goal. It can be helpful to literally draw or use images to create a picture of what success looks like to you and display the picture somewhere you will be reminded of it each day. Use your other senses to capture how you will feel when you have succeeded. Who else will be involved, what sounds can you hear, what can you smell/taste? Pin a date on your goal- when do you want to achieve it by? Now make the goal more specific. Working back from your goal achievement date, plan the actions you will need to undertake to achieve it and capture when these individual actions need to be completed by. You should now have a more detailed plan of action required. On a scale of 1-10, test your degree of commitment to your goal. If it’s less than a 10, what needs to change to increase the score? If it’s less than 7, will you be sufficiently motivated to pursue your goal? Perhaps it’s the wrong goal? When you are happy with your HUGG and your plan of action, commit to one activity each day that will move you closer to achieving it Periodically pause to review and capture your successes. Congratulate yourself on the progress you’ve made.