This post was originally written in the spring of 2012 and now that we’re in the holiday season I will be taking some time to spend with family and friends preparing for the New Year and vacationing a bit (for a change–woo hoo)! I thought I would reprise this post in light of the time of year–a time when many of us take a look at our goals and determine what we’d like to focus on after the holiday hub-bub has died down. Barring the reference to April, I trust you’ll find some juicy nuggets or take-aways for your own goal setting program. Don’t forget the Resources page on this blog for additional success tools and tips!
Blessings & Happy Holidays!
We’re halfway through April and now is probably a pretty good time to re-evaluate your success goals. Modern life moves at a fast pace! You will benefit greatly by keeping your eye on the ball and knowing when to drop a project or to inject new life into a situation by adding a hot new goal!
For example, perhaps you take advantage of coaching services to assist you in staying on track for success during the year. As part of your work you may create an ezine, new blog or products. These goals might not have existed–especially in their current form, at the beginning of the year. Take the time to see what new opportunities have popped up on the horizon–and remember to do this check-in on a regular basis!
Why would you want to bother tinkering with the goals you slaved over earlier this year? One of my favorite suggestions from Tony Robbins was his success formula; pick a goal, begin working on said goal, (and this is the really important step most of us overlook) evaluate what you’re doing to see if it is effective. If it’s effective, keep going–if not, make modifications and then repeat the formula (from the top), as many times as necessary until you reach your desired goal. Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it?
Here are some additional ideas:
- Try working with the Law of Attraction; if you’ve not read Money & the Law of Attraction by Esther & Jerry Hicks I highly recommend it as a valuable goal achievement tool.
- Share your goals with a coach or if you don’t have a coach, pick a friend to confide your goals to. This person must be 100% capable of a) holding you accountable and b) 100% on your side when it comes to your goals. No nay-sayers allowed!
- Work on your time management skills if you consistently find you’re not getting the job done; this area alone could kill your possibilities for success.
Remember goals aren’t set in stone, they change as your circumstances change–but ideally you are moving forward toward at least one major goal this year. Maybe you want to quit that day job and do your thing full time. Or maybe you just want to create a bit of extra cash flow so things aren’t so tight financially; either way, holding a firm vision for your future is the way to go. Click the link for more out of sight goal setting tips and tools from Marie Forleo and Danielle LaPorte http://marieforleo.com/2012/04/how-to-visualize/.