My personal experience continually proves to me that goal setting works. Writing my goals down is crucial. Creating a plan and taking daily action to achieve those goals gets me there even faster. Have your experiences led you to the same conclusions?
We also know that most people rarely even begin this process and those of us who do, don’t always follow through.
I’m giving a speech on this next week and while I was writing it, rewriting it, and rehearsing it I realized I’m not practicing what I preach.
- I’m not reading my top 3 goals every morning and every night.
- My daily, weekly, and monthly plans aren’t keeping up with my goals.
- My written goals are out of date.
- I’m doing a lot of things on the fly and it’s slowing me down.
Has this ever happened to you? We know this stuff works, but we get caught up in everyday living and things start to slide.
How long has it been since you took a few hours, gotten away from all distractions and figured out what you really want? How long since you wrote it down, wrote down your plan to get there, and started taking action every day? It’s worth the time.
I just did this again yesterday. I want to help you do it, too.
I’m continually working on my leadership and employee engagement speaking business so I created this goal:
“I am so thankful that I am serving and helping people by giving 2 speeches a month to organizations and associations for $$$$ each on 10/12/2019, or something even better.”
I made my goal:
- Specific and definite
- Stated in the present tense as if you already have it
- Positive With a deadline
- Open to something even better that you might not have thought of
Then I created daily, weekly, and montly plans of action. I will continue to tweak them depending on how I’m doing at reaching my goal.
I’m recommiting to reading my top 3 goals every morning and every night. It keeps me focused and it keeps my mind thinking of new ways to make my goals become my reality.
1) Schedule four hours and a special place to go where no one will bother you.
2) Download the worksheets in my my free eBook — 5 Steps to Finding Your Passionate Purpose.
3) Decide what you really want
4) Create your top 3 goals – and break those down into easier to achieve mini-goals
5) Create action plans to go with your goals
6) Take one action step at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed.
7) Celebrate each mini-goal achievement.
8) Keep tweaking your goals and action plans to get you to your goals faster.
9) Let’s GO!
Questions for comments: Do you notice a difference in your life when you have written goals and written plans to achieve them? What’s different?