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SAFE Goals

You'll recognize the logical structure of SMART goal setting for its dependence on left-brain logical and analytical processes. But what if you're more right-brain, creatively oriented? That's where SAFE comes in. SAFE is an acronym (my left brain is still in play here) for a creative goal setting process especially useful for right-brain-oriented people. But left-brain, analytical and logical thinkers will also benefit from using SAFE.

The right side of our brains furnish our big-picture processes, helping us grasp total situations, reach overall insights, and see creative, alternative solutions. The right side also houses our faith-based spiritual thinking. These strengths are very powerful, so it makes sense that we can use them to our goal achievement advantage.

SAFE stands for

•See the end result

•Accept the end result

•Feel the end result

•Express the end result

See it, Accept it, Feel it, and Express it!

See it: Picture the future as it will be when your goal is achieved. See it in great detail and full color. If your goal is weight loss, see yourself standing in front of a mirror at your new weight. And looking good! See yourself being admired by others for your new appearance. Put yourself in clothing you might never wear now, but looks good on the new you.

Accept it: Accept means that you open yourself to attaining the goal AND you are 100% certain that it will occur. This is critical to goal attainment because it ensures that you have no doubts. You may not know exactly how you'll achieve your goal, but you have no doubt about achieving it; it will happen and you know it. There's some faith and magic at work here, so open yourself to the power of the Universe to bring you what you want.

Feel it: Goal attainment is more about attracting what we want than chasing what we want. Attraction is strengthened by combining the mental power of thinking about the goal (seeing and accepting) with the emotional power of the feelings you'll have when the goal is achieved. As you visualize yourself having achieved the goal, allow yourself to feel the accompanying emotions. The stronger the emotion the stronger the attraction to the goal.

Express it: Use your full powers of expression to cement your end result in place. Describe it verbally, telling yourself all about it. Write about it. Describe in vivid detail every aspect of how your life looks after the goal is achieved. Capture your feelings in words, too. Draw it, paint it, create a collage that describes and depicts it. Place your writing and pictures where you'll see them every day.

Using SAFE brings into play the full power of your brain, primarily building on right-brain strengths, but using left-brain functions too. Using SAFE in goal setting harnesses your full creative powers.

If you're naturally right-brain dominant, using SAFE will build on your strengths.

Sources http://suite101.com/article/creative-goal-setting-a10194

Thoughts? Hope this helps.

God bless,

GE

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For reference see also SMART Goals:

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Good info! Goals are long-term, mid-term, and short-term. They should begin with the long-term - eternity.

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."

-Yogi Berra

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Psychology is a religion, man's religion.

A religion that I came out of years ago.

Some of the "religion" that I see in this article that is contrary to God's Word:

"See it: Picture the future as it will be when your goal is achieved. See it in great detail and full color."

-This comes very close to visualization, a technique that is New Age.

"Accept it: Accept means that you open yourself to attaining the goal AND you are 100% certain that it will occur."

-We are not 100% sure about anything in this life.

Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

James 4:13-15

"Feel it: Goal attainment is more about attracting what we want than chasing what we want. Attraction is strengthened by combining the mental power of thinking about the goal (seeing and accepting) with the emotional power of the feelings you'll have when the goal is achieved. As you visualize yourself having achieved the goal, allow yourself to feel the accompanying emotions. The stronger the emotion the stronger the attraction to the goal."

-I don't know where to begin here... "attracting what we want," "mental power," "visualize yourself having achieved the goal..."

"Express it: Use your full powers of expression to cement your end result in place. Describe it verbally, telling yourself all about it. Write about it. Describe in vivid detail every aspect of how your life looks after the goal is achieved. Capture your feelings in words, too. Draw it, paint it, create a collage that describes and depicts it. Place your writing and pictures where you'll see them every day."

-This IS a fair description of "Christianized" New Age Visualization.

Psychology is all about man helping man.

Jer 17:5a Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm

"Self Esteem" is not found in Scripture.

Of the two places "esteem" is found in the New Testament, it is associated with "lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves" and for for those who truly labor amongst us with the rightly divided Gospel message, esteeming "them very highly in love for their work's sake"

If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Philippians 2:1-8

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

1 Thessalonians 5:11-13

For the Christian, the real change of mind starts here:

Mark 12:30-31

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Rom 12:1-2

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, (with God's Word) that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Similar psychological teaching over at the " link.

Ultimately "psychology" points us away from Christ and towards the help of man made religion.

Psychology is something fairly "new" to the church, and was not needed for over 1900 years.

It still is not needed today!

Because it is considered (pseudo) "scientific" sadly much of the Church has embraced it. It is about as "scientific" as Evolution.

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Psychology is a religion, man's religion.

A religion that I came out of years ago.

<snip>

Interesting thoughts B3L13v3R. I will pray about my response.

God bless,

GE

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SAFE Goals

You'll recognize the logical structure of SMART goal setting for its dependence on left-brain logical and analytical processes. But what if you're more right-brain, creatively oriented? That's where SAFE comes in. SAFE is an acronym (my left brain is still in play here) for a creative goal setting process especially useful for right-brain-oriented people. But left-brain, analytical and logical thinkers will also benefit from using SAFE.

The right side of our brains furnish our big-picture processes, helping us grasp total situations, reach overall insights, and see creative, alternative solutions. The right side also houses our faith-based spiritual thinking. These strengths are very powerful, so it makes sense that we can use them to our goal achievement advantage.

SAFE stands for

•See the end result

•Accept the end result

•Feel the end result

•Express the end result

See it, Accept it, Feel it, and Express it!

See it: Picture the future as it will be when your goal is achieved. See it in great detail and full color. If your goal is weight loss, see yourself standing in front of a mirror at your new weight. And looking good! See yourself being admired by others for your new appearance. Put yourself in clothing you might never wear now, but looks good on the new you.

Accept it: Accept means that you open yourself to attaining the goal AND you are 100% certain that it will occur. This is critical to goal attainment because it ensures that you have no doubts. You may not know exactly how you'll achieve your goal, but you have no doubt about achieving it; it will happen and you know it. There's some faith and magic at work here, so open yourself to the power of the Universe to bring you what you want.

Feel it: Goal attainment is more about attracting what we want than chasing what we want. Attraction is strengthened by combining the mental power of thinking about the goal (seeing and accepting) with the emotional power of the feelings you'll have when the goal is achieved. As you visualize yourself having achieved the goal, allow yourself to feel the accompanying emotions. The stronger the emotion the stronger the attraction to the goal.

Express it: Use your full powers of expression to cement your end result in place. Describe it verbally, telling yourself all about it. Write about it. Describe in vivid detail every aspect of how your life looks after the goal is achieved. Capture your feelings in words, too. Draw it, paint it, create a collage that describes and depicts it. Place your writing and pictures where you'll see them every day.

Using SAFE brings into play the full power of your brain, primarily building on right-brain strengths, but using left-brain functions too. Using SAFE in goal setting harnesses your full creative powers.

If you're naturally right-brain dominant, using SAFE will build on your strengths.

Thoughts? Hope this helps.

Sources: http://suite101.com/...-setting-a10194

Wow thanks I can use this a bank transaction...

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Wow thanks I can use this a bank transaction...

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Sorry brother I don't get it... Lol?

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Sorry brother I don't get it... Lol?

safe... bank transaction... holdup... sillyness! LOL

Repentance!

Some things shouldn't be joked about sorry family carnal moment! Love, Steven

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Psychology is a religion, man's religion.

A religion that I came out of years ago.

Some of the "religion" that I see in this article that is contrary to God's Word:

"See it: Picture the future as it will be when your goal is achieved. See it in great detail and full color."

-This comes very close to visualization, a technique that is New Age.

"Accept it: Accept means that you open yourself to attaining the goal AND you are 100% certain that it will occur."

-We are not 100% sure about anything in this life.

Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

James 4:13-15

"Feel it: Goal attainment is more about attracting what we want than chasing what we want. Attraction is strengthened by combining the mental power of thinking about the goal (seeing and accepting) with the emotional power of the feelings you'll have when the goal is achieved. As you visualize yourself having achieved the goal, allow yourself to feel the accompanying emotions. The stronger the emotion the stronger the attraction to the goal."

-I don't know where to begin here... "attracting what we want," "mental power," "visualize yourself having achieved the goal..."

"Express it: Use your full powers of expression to cement your end result in place. Describe it verbally, telling yourself all about it. Write about it. Describe in vivid detail every aspect of how your life looks after the goal is achieved. Capture your feelings in words, too. Draw it, paint it, create a collage that describes and depicts it. Place your writing and pictures where you'll see them every day."

-This IS a fair description of "Christianized" New Age Visualization.

<snip>

Similar psychological teaching over at the " link.

You have presented some valid points brother.

Are you saying having goals (goal setting), dreams (example: I’d like to be a doctor or nurse one day), etc. is psychology and therefore evil? Please clarify.

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Hi GoldenEagle,

I don't think it's the 'Goals' aspect of your info that B3L13v3R is objecting to; it is the visualization aspect. Visualization is a hallmark of the New Age 'religion' of self, a la The Secret. That stuff was actually hijacked from older stuff from the 1920's called 'New Thought' (Google it for lots of info). The main problem with visualization, as I see it, is that it WORKS. But at what price, and in lieu of what and Whom?

Many Christians have used some form of visualization. They argue that in rejecting visualization, the church is ignoring aspects of the creative imagination that are really legitimate. The comments of researcher Stanley Dokupil are perhaps relevant:

One of the reasons the New Agers are making such inroads is that the evangelical church has proven itself to be unimaginative, and overly linear in its thinking. The unconscious is real and there are powers there I believe that are not necessarily evil. Certain individuals by their nature are more inclined toward the full use of their imaginations than others, artists, therapists, certain other creative types, etc. If the church doesn’t provide a discerning guidance for these people, other than outright dismissal of all borderline phenomena as satanic, then the church is not only poorer for having lost these people but will have to pay for it by having God’s gifts used against His own church. The works of Jonathan Edwards, such as Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God, The Distinguishing Marks of a Word of the Spirit of God, A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, as well as Elizabeth Winslow’s biography of Edwards are very informative here.

These articles contain some very good info, and you may find them interesting:

http://www.equip.org...ation-part-one/

http://www.equip.org...ation-part-two/

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