If you read my previous post you understand the importance of goal setting to reach success. You must also be committed to joining the 9% club by following through with what you want to achieve.
Everyone is different and how you organize your goals need to be your own but I thought I would share what has worked for me over the years. A Key thing to know is that goal setting is not a one-time event. Goals are to be in progress at all times and there is nothing wrong at all with having things that will take years to accomplish.
This is why having them in writing and updated regularly will help you. If you need a model for structuring your goal there is always the classic SMART format. Specific--What do you want? Measurable--How will you know you have achieved it? Attainable--Is this goal even possible? Relevant--Will the goal make a positive difference for you and/or
others? Time--when will you start, what are milestones along the way and when will you finish? (this is important) I go a litt…
“The person without goals will end up working for someone that does”
Yes, it is that time of year again. As we near the flip of the calendar many people get excited about the psychological turn to a New Year and set goals. I think we have all been there with plans to lose weight or to finally make that life-changing career move. It is reported that 41% of us “usually” set New Year's Resolutions and 42% of us never set make a resolution.
Sadly of the those that do set goals, only 9.2% feel they have experienced success in achieving them. Given this very poor result, it is no wonder so many do not bother and it shows the power of optimism that so many keep trying.
I am a goal setter. It is not something I do as much as it is part of who I am. Going back over 15 years I have my goals and result of these goals documented. It is interesting each year to reflect on some of my older objectives as they provide insight into points of time in my life.
Some success highlights looking back a…
The voice--We have all heard it. It comes at us in those moments when we take a new step toward achievement or when we are thinking about taking a risk. For some people the voice is good and motivational. It tells you that you are worthy of success and that you can meet your goals.
For many others the voice is different and debilitating.
“Don’t bother with the diet. You have failed losing weight in the past and this time will be no different”
“Don’t go on that blind date. You suck at relationships and are destined to live alone”
“Don’t sign up for the run. You have never really exercised before and it is just not possible.”
“Don’t go back to school. Your previous educational experience was a struggle and you are not smart enough to succeed.” "There is no point to getting out of debt. You will never be financially free"
Your inner voice can get so full of don’ts that eventually it shoves out all the dos leaving you in a pattern of regret.