12 Nov Goals 2017 — Did You Set a Goal or Make a Wish?
Have you ever set the same goal, year after year with no success? Did you achieve your 2017 goals?
Setting a goal means making a decision, which is to cut off all other options. The problem is most people are not making decisions they are articulating preferences. It sounds like this, I’d like to lose 15 pounds, I’d like to pay off my debt, I’d like to go to Europe next year. A goal set sounds like this, I am 15 pounds lighter, I have 20k in excess in the bank, I am going to Paris march 1-10, 2017. Now if you don’t have a plan what you are doing is making a wish! I wish I was 15 pounds lighter, I’d prefer to be debt free, I’d like to have 20k in the bank.
It’s true that more people spend more time planning a two-week vacation than they do planning their life, does that make sense? We should have a clear, specific vision of the destination to be reached, and the dangers to be avoided. Otherwise we simply drift and accept our circumstances as our only reality. Goal setting is powerful because it directs our focus. A good analogy is comparing a goal to a magnifying glass. If you focus (set a goal) against the sunlight at just the right angle and hold it there perfectly still and let the rays be focused on one spot the effect will become immediately apparent, but the magnifying glass possess no particular strength as long as the glass is moved about and the rays directed from one place to another. You see what you focus on will direct your thoughts, what you mediate on long enough, will come out of your mouth and what you speak over and over will form your behaviors and thus make up your beliefs. Remember, always state what you want without limitations. If you would like to retire with 1 million dollars stop writing: “well, it’s only possible to really have $500,000 because of my current circumstances.” The biggest problem with goal setting is that the majority of people just do not think big enough and therefore they unintentionally limit their own potential.
How to Set Goals – That You Will Achieve!
Goal setting is the process of deciding what you want to accomplish and devising a plan to achieve the result you desire.
This goal setting definition emphasizes that goal setting is a two-part process. For effective goal setting, you need to do more than just decide what you want to do; you also have to work at accomplishing whatever goal you have set for yourself.
For many people, it’s the second part of the goal setting definition that’s problematic. They know what they want to do but have trouble creating a plan to get there, but once they find a successful role model, then the process becomes fun! The best way to get motivated as well, is to be around someone already motivated! Goals without action plans are just words, or just dreams.
The first step in setting goals is to get clear on what the end result is that you desire. As it’s been stated, you cannot hit a target that you cannot see.
- Create a compelling Vision (Goal)
- Reasons – know why you want this goal? Wish or decision? If you don’t follow-through on your action plan in the first 2-weeks then you don’t have compelling reasons to stick it out when times get tough…This means you need to get more leverage
- Find a model of success and interview them! You must have a plan that you are certain will work!
- Accountability Accountability Accountability “You Can’t manage what you don’t measure” Tamara Bunte
Tony Robbins inspires me because he will challenge you to the next level. He says, Raise your standards! Turn your “shoulds” into “Musts”
2017 — Game changer!
It’s all about rituals not willpower.
Take each area of your life and write down honestly where you are at? Next, write down what rituals got you there?
Now, what do you want? Be specific (what’s your compelling vision?) Next, write down what rituals will get you there?
Act and Grow Rich – Become a Master of Discipline and Execute your plan
“If you do not know what you want from life, everything will appear either as an obstacle or a burden.” -Matthew Kelly
The majority of people live their life by default. We are creating yours by design. Do you want to decide where and when you make progress, or instead just let others decide for you? It is your choice.
“Shall we have a vision of the destination to be reached, the dangers to be avoided, or shall we simply drift?” -Charles Hannal
Developing Discipline in Your Life, like anything worth having, takes hard work.
If you want a nicely manicured lawn, a strong and trustworthy relationship, or a well-written article – you must nurture and cultivate it. You must discipline yourself to focus on what is important to you in order to develop it into something of value and worth.
Without Discipline, Growth is Impossible
If you lived in a million-dollar home, would you do whatever necessary to protect it? You would probably install a security system. But, unless you arm that security system while you are away, it is useless in protecting your million-dollar investment, wouldn’t you agree? You are that million-dollar investment. You are a valuable resource with an installed security system of sales tools in hand. But, we need to be sure you know how to “arm” your systems.
Discipline involves training yourself, rather than trying. When we tell others we will “try” something, what we are doing is to leave room for failure, preparing for failure. When you have been trained – meaning you have practiced the right techniques over and over again – then you have conditioned and prepared yourself to do well what you have trained for. While the old saying, “Practice makes Perfect,” isn’t always true, the saying, “Practice makes permanent,” does hold true. When we consistently practice and train for the skills we desire to hold, they become a permanent part of who we are. The skillset moves from being something we desire to do, to being a permanent fixture in our lives. We are what we do.
- Know your outcome (clarity is power).
- Know why it’s a must (purpose =power).
- Know what you are getting. (First two weeks)
- Change your approach…UNTIL…you get your outcome!
- Get clear on your outcome.
- Get a system to follow (make yourself replaceable).
- Set aside scheduled blocks of time for money producing activities.
- Time adds up in minutes, not days.
- Control your time with your choices, not with your feelings.
- Get an accountability partner, and you set yourself up for success.
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