Monday, January 17, 2022
If you created goals for 2022, write and post them where you will see them daily. Goals that are out of sight are also out of mind, making them inactive. Keeping track of your progress toward goals will help you attain them. Make sure to personalize your goals—you are the only one who can achieve them. Do not reply on others to fulfill your goals. For example, your goal can be to write a novel and submit it to a traditional publisher, but it cannot be to have the traditional publisher publish the novel. That would be relying on someone else to fulfill your goal, something on which you cannot depend. In addition, make sure your goals are ones that you want for yourself, and no one is forcing the goal on you. To increase your chances of reaching your goals, do the following: • Rank your goals in order of importance to you. • Focus your energy on attaining your goals and fully commit to reaching them. • Develop a step-by-step plan for reaching your goals. If you are not sure what steps to take, seek help from others and/or emulate people who have attained such a goal. • Visualize reaching your goals. Many athletes and successful people “see” themselves becoming winners. • Reward yourself when you reach a goal. What goals will you set for yourself? More on creating an action plan in the next blog.