We’re officially 15 days into the last quarter of this year. If any of you are like me, then you set some goals at the beginning of the year. Have you been tracking your progress towards them?
How many of your goals have you completed? If so, time to set some new goals. If not, it’s time to buckle down and get to it and make the most of the 107 days we have left in this year.
When you think about the 107 days left before the end of this year, including today, what is worth committing to? What’s the one thing that will count as completion of the ultimate goal?
Let’s propel ourselves to our greatness and make the most of what little we have left in 2017! How will we do that? By doing the following today:
Decide what you want to accomplish
Take about 15 minutes today and pick one goal that’s your ultimate goal to achieve by year-end. Write this goal in a notebook dedicated to this one purpose.
On page 1 write in big letters “I see myself __________ by December 31, 2017”. Use vibrant colors and make it a festive, engaging, colorful page full of energy.
Determine the small steps that will lead you to your ultimate goal
What are the small steps that will get you there? Is it something that you will need to execute daily or weekly? On page 2, record your daily and/or weekly small steps.
Then write “I will reserve _____ of time each day to do the following:” and list your daily steps.
Next write “I will reserve ______ of time each week to do the following:” and list your weekly small steps. If you want go above and beyond include the time of day too.
Develop yourself in the areas required to reach your goal
Do you need additional knowledge and/or skills to reach your goal? Do you need to self-study to obtain them? Do you need a mentor? Do you need a coach? Do you require a class? It could be something as simple as having an accountability partner. Who can you partner with to help keep you on track?
Write on page 3, “I will develop myself in the following area(s) to reach my goal:”. Then list resources and/or individuals required to help you accomplish this.
Define a timeline for the interim milestones
How will you know that you’re on track? What will need to happen by the end of this month? The end of October? The end of November? Mid December?
Write on page 4, “I see by myself _________ by ___________” for your interim goals. Again make them festive, engaging, and colorful
Devote all your focus to your goal
Organize all of your energy around your goal? How? Inundate yourself with your goal. The remainder pages in your journal will be used for daily interaction.
Each day you will record what actions you took towards your goal. And yes there is something you can do every day even if it’s as simple as rewriting your goal statement recorded on page 1. Or listening to a motivational video to keep yourself pumped and ready to take action.
Next list what you really did well. And how you can improve the next day. Then write positive what if statements for all the possibilities your ultimate goal can manifest itself into your life.