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|Seven Simple Steps to Set New Year Goals
You Will Achieve
By Victoria Munro
It’s a New Year – a new beginning, time to think about new directions, dreams and aspirations, and to set and achieve goals. The following Seven Simple Steps will get you started, keep you going and help you get where you want to be.
Step One: Begin with
the End in Mind
Step Two: Passion Will
Provide the Motivation You Need
You’ll also be more likely to achieve goals based on your own core values.
Step Three: Commit
Your Goals to Paper
Be flexible. When a goal isn’t working, find out why. If circumstances change, a goal may no longer be useful. Give yourself permission to modify or even abandon it altogether.
Step Five: You’ll
Need Accountability and Support Along the Way
Step Six: Keep Moving
Employ all your senses to keep you on track. Ask yourself how will it feel when you achieve your goal. Think about it. Imagine it.
Use the power of pictures. What will it look like when you achieve a goal? Post pictures where you’ll see them daily. Divorce coach Laurie Cameron always wanted to own a convertible, so she cut out a picture and put it up in her office. It happened to be a gold 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible. After looking at the picture for a couple of years, wishing she could afford it, she declared out loud that her next car would be a convertible! She called an auto broker, told him she wanted a convertible and that she wasn’t in a hurry – next week or next year, it didn’t matter.
Three days later, he called back. He’d found a car at an auction and was she interested. It was a gold 2000 Chrysler Sebring that she has thoroughly enjoyed driving since!
Step Seven: Enjoy the
We suggest you set goals in all areas of your life:
family, relationships, finances,
You may not make great strides overnight, but like the tortoise, if you faithfully continue to make steady progress, you will reach your goals.
About the Author: Victoria Munro is co-founder (along with husband Dave Block) of Make-it-Fly, a company dedicated to creating success for small-business owners through creatively designed programs and tools. Victoria has started and run nine different businesses. To receive FREE business success articles with tips to help you with your business, sign up for their award-winning ezine, “In-Flight Refueling,” at: LLCwww.Make-it-Fly.com, and receive a free copy of the eBook, Get More Done in Less Time: 101 Quick and Easy Time Tactics & Tips.
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