Setting a Goal with Anita Olan

Anita Olan – Writer, Traveler, Goal Setter/Goal Getter

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever set out to achieve?

What is the most inspired goal you’ve gone after?

How did you come up with your ideas for the goals you’ve set? Research tells us that when we hear another person speaking of such things, our probability of setting a similar goal goes up by 10%.

Writer Anita Olan likes to set great big goals…even those sorts of things people would have on a “bucket list.” One such desire was to train for and run the difficult New York Marathon.

Anita, according to us here at SoulSalt, is a Bad Ass goal setter. She makes an impact with her focus, energy, and talent. We recently caught up with and captured several pearls of wisdom regarding Anita’s goal setting process. Listen in and discover what this world- traveling wonder has to offer you.

Perhaps something Anita said has inspired you to set a new intention or goal. If you’d like a bit more “virtual coaching” on the notion of setting a satisfying goal for yourself, answer the questions below:

  • What is your biggest piece of unfinished business that could become a meaningful goal for you right now?
  • What act of service would both inspire you and leave a positive impact on your community? Would you be willing to set this as a goal for this year?
  • What compliment would you like to give yourself a year from this very date? How could you create a goal around achieving something worthy of receiving this sort of compliment?
  • What exciting indulgence would you like to be engaged in before the year ends? How could this become a goal?

If something from this blog has inspired you to take positive action, even to the point of setting a goal for yourself, we’d love to hear about it.

If you’d like more support in focusing and setting the right goal, our Be Focused course is a step-by-step guide to help you hone in on the right things. Focus management and setting goals that are right for you are two essential things for feeling accomplished.

Want to become better at making your goal stick? Download our free Facts About Goal Setting worksheet.

Want to know more about Anita? (of course, you do!)
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