Another Goal Setting Technique


As I was working with the updated Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs–the system with eight categories–and even though I combined some of the categories as I shared with you and yesterday’s post, it occurred to me that Maslow’s Hierarchy is very similar to the chakra system.

Here’s how the two systems compare:

Copyright 2016 Artisans Workshop Designs
Copyright 2016 Artisans Workshop Designs

(scroll to the bottom of this post for links to further information on the chakras)

What’s intriguing is to contemplate each chakra in terms of whether or not it’s in balance and how to incorporate rebalancing or supporting each chakra into my goal setting process. This may give us an organic motivation–a compelling why–for striving to achieve our goals.

This correlates with Michael Hyatt’s quote from his wife that people lose their way with their goals when they lose their why regarding them.

Courtesy NASA Images
Courtesy NASA Images

And, having this organic motivation can be just the extra fuel we’ll need when we get to the challenges and obstacles we meet while going for our goals.

So, perhaps including balancing your chakras is something to consider when goal setting. If the study of chakras isn’t your “thing”, then consider incorporating your spiritual practices or religious teachings into your goal setting process. Adding this just might be the extra juice you need to finally reach those goals you’ve been striving for!

Go you!

Let me know if this post was helpful to you.  And, share it with a friend.  Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


For more information on the Chakras:

There are many resources on the Internet, at your local library, and in your local bookstores for additional information on chakras.

For this post, this is the resources I used:

~for an explanation of the seven chakras including when they’re in balance and out of balance:;

~for a succinct summary of the eight chakras:;

~for an article on the eighth through twelfth chakras:

4 thoughts on “Another Goal Setting Technique”

    1. Thank you for your comment, Julie!
      Yes, I agree! It’s so exciting when seemingly unrelated disciplines turn out to say essentially the same thing. I love it when that happens!
      You’re quite welcome; I’m so glad I could help!
      Your Friend and Pep Pal,


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