Making your Goals Happen
How often do you start out the year with New Year’s resolutions and then by March you have forgot them. Maybe things come up and you changed your go or maybe you felt they were too unattainable. I have found that I need to do certain things to help me stay focused on my goals. I like to set goal’s for the new year, five years, ten years, fifteen years and twenty years. But I really need to be as detailed as I can stay focused on making my goals happen. These four things I do that helps me stay focused on my goals:
1. First thing I do is put my goals on paper. I post them on the wall above my desk. I carry them in my pocket. I have a detailed plan on my computer. I list action steps that need to be done to make each goal happen. For instance one of my goals is to be a NSA Member. Well to be a NSA Member I need to do 20 or more presentations within 12 months prior to sending in the application. When you commit it to paper you are taking your first steps towards making your goals happen. If you need to hang your goal’s around the house, in your car, at work just do it if it helps you stay focused. Writing it down and reading it often can help your goals happen.
2. I now tell other people about my goals. When you make something public it gives you more drive to make your goals happen. When you tell people your goals, some people may be negative and ma laugh at you. Don’t let them crush your dream and stop you. Instead use them as energy to help you achieve your goals.
3. Next thing I do is to look at my goals is to make progress everyday towards my goals. When I awake up in the morning I ask myself what and I going to do today to make my goals happen. By staying focused daily on my goals I find activities that will keep me focused. It may be to read 20 pages of a book on sales, also to make 10 new contacts for my business and to advertise on one new site for my business.
4. Last thing I do to help me stay focused is to do a monthly review at the end of the month on how much progress I made towards making my goals happen. At the end of the month I do a P& on my personal budget, one on my business and one on my progress i am making towards my goals. Leeping score helps me know if I am making progress or if I need to change my plan to help get back on track. I call it my score card to let me know if I am winning or losing. It can help me light my fire if it may have gone dim.
Wouldn’t it be great to have all of our goals happen. Well they may happen if you follow those four steps that I do. Focus on what your goals are and don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t possible. You may have set backs but don’t let that bother you. Coke Cola only sold 400 cans of pop their first year. I bet their goals were much higher, but they didn’t give up or lose their focus and now you know they are huge. You can make your goals happen. Stay focused on working towards them daily. Make it Happen. Have a great day.
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