Achieving Goals 5 of 8: Internal Belief System

Locus of Control Picture

This week in my Achieving Goals Series I am focusing on self-control. The fifth Principle in my 8 Effect Goal Setting Model is developing Locus of Control.

Internal belief system or internal locus of control is defined as a belief that life is controlled by you, the individual, and not by external people or factors.

In the 8 Effect Exercise, your role is to complete the sentence using your own words to help you understand the principle. During the 8 Effect exercise remember to:

  • Relax.
  • Be Present.
  • Reflect on what it will feel like to achieve your goal using a positive emotion.
  • Reflect on what it will look like to achieve your goal.

Use your 8 Effect Exercise when you become stuck and are no longer moving towards your goal. Effective use of your 8 Effect will help you rewire your desires to achieve your goals when intention is not enough.

Example of a financial goal using The 8 Effect Exercise. Remember a  person with an internal locus of control believes that he or she can influence events and their outcomes.


Internal Locus of Control:

My relationship with money controls my  financial freedom. My thought pattern controls my spending and savings. My spending is controlled by my own thoughts. My positive relationship with money controls my spending. My finances are controlled by my old thoughts.

Below is your 8 Effect Exercise for Internal Belief System.

My ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ _____ _____.

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