I wrote this post for one of my other blogs BUT it is at least as relevant here. I hope it speaks to you!
2017 is here!
Did you reach the goals you had set for it?
Did you achieve ALL you had planned?
Let me give you a few simple steps that will make it possible for you to FINISH 2017 with your target goals tightly locked in!
Today, not tomorrow or the next day. TODAY set down with a pen and paper and decide what is important to you.
Pick what matters and place them in the order that they matter. DON’T LIE to yourself. If money is more important to you than family and you feel guilty then you have two choices.
- Accept it.
- Change it.
To do anything else, such as pretend it’s not so will doom you to failure in BOTH areas.
Set your order of priority then establish what you want to see happen by the end of 2017. What will have to occur to make you feel successful with your advancements in the areas you see as important? Only you can answer that question.
Write down what you must achieve by 12/31/2017 to consider it a banner year.
Now you have 12-months to achieve those goals. Break then down into digestible bites. What do you have to do in January, February, March, April,… in order to REACH THOSE GOALS?? Write those steps down on a paper, yes PAPER Calendar! Place it where you can see it. Hang it in your bedroom over the dresser, in the kitchen on your cabinet, ON YOUR FRONT DOOR so you see it EVERY DAY.
- Are you going to have to read a set number of Bible pages, chapters, verses?
- Will you have to cut a set amount of calories or walk a certain number of paces or miles?
- Is there a number of clients you have to contact or links you need to post?
- Maybe it’s the number of compliments you intend to give or books you’ll read, letters you will write, blog post you complete……
Now you know what you have to do each month in order to achieve your goal so what will it take each week to cross each month off successfully?
What steps do you have to take during the 1st week of January, 2017 in order to reach your January Goal? How about the 2nd week of January, the 3rd???
Write those steps down on that same calendar…
Now ask yourself this: What do you need to do on January 1st in order to accomplish your target for the 1st Week of January?
Write it down on the calendar. Do the same for each day. What STILL NEEDS DONE TODAY, SO I CAN HAVE A SUCCESSFUL WEEK??
Now comes the hard part. Ya, this is where most people fail.
DO IT! Prove that what you say is important REALLY IS!! DO WHAT IT TAKES TO REACH YOUR GOAL BY December 31, 2017.
If what you say is really as important as you say it is then EVERYDAY you are going to do WHATEVER it takes to reach your goal, to become better, faster, closer. Prove to yourself and then to others that what you say is important REALLY IS!
Make this coming year a HALLMARK in your life! Take a Stand and BE VICTORIOUS!!
May the Lord bless you and you house hold.