"I have goals, but don’t seem to reach them? Why?" Lack of a plan. In the book “Goals” by Brian Tracy, he tells the story about two desserts and how people died crossing to get from one town to another because they lost perspective in the middle of the dessert since they could not see the beginning or the end and died. To resolve the problem the town put mile markers between the cities to give travelers smaller milestones to focus on. Goals are also like this. If you do not break your big goals into smaller milestones, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to accomplish them. The project is always too big to undertake and it simply never gets done. Set your focus goal, measurable goals and milestones to allow a clear plan for goal success. I recommend that you take an annual focus goal and have monthly milestones. Read the goal and the milestones for the month daily. (i.e. if you want to increase your income, add 2 new clients this month and have a plan for attracting them.)
"I have a focus goal, but I am just too busy to do anything about it. How do I get more time?" The power of passion. WHY did you set that goal? Was it a “should”? Often we set goals, like lose 25 lbs, eat better, make more money because we need to or know we SHOULD do this, but are not really motivated to make it happen. What we are passionate about will get our time and attention. Get connected to the WHY of your goal. Ask yourself “WHY does it matter?” ten times to get to the heart of it.
"I have a goal, but it is not happening yet. What needs to happen?"Post it in three spots. Read it daily. Think about the Laws of Attraction (www.thesecret.tv). Write what you have to do each week to make that goal more of a reality. Do not cancel yourself out with negative or self-defeating self talk. Be positive. Look for opportunities. Assess and make sure it is measurable and know what baby steps you can be taking to move closer to it. An elephant is not meant to be eaten in one bite!
- Have a clear direction and set your goal.
- Make sure your goal is specific, inclusive of your life and motivational.
- Set milestones to stay on track and have mini successes.
- Stay connected to the Big WHY of your goal.
- Be positive and whatever you do, DO SOMETHING!