Another year nearly over - so what does next year look like for you?
How DO you set goals you can actually achieve?
Goal setting is not as difficult as you may think. Yes of course we can complicate it, as humans we can complicate even the most simple of things, but we like easy. Easy means we are more likely to stick with it. So how do you do it. Particularly important to start working on your goals for next year (that's next month by the way!) NOW! If you haven't started already. Ruthlessly Eliminate Your Goals Your goals are competing with one another for your time and attention. One of the fastest ways to make progress on your goals is to press pause on some of the less important things and focus on one goal at a time. Re-organize your priorities a little bit and progress will come much more quickly because you are now fully committed to a goal that was only getting moderate attention before hand. What often looks like a problem of goal setting is actually a problem of goal selection. What we really need is not bigger goals, but better focus! In fact, the brain can happily focus on 4 main goals at a time. But its important that they are the right goals, that get you excited and from different areas in your life. ie. health, career, spirituality, finances, family, friendships, etc. Be Specific You are 2 to 3x more likely to stick to your goals if you make a specific plan for when, where, how and what you will do towards your goals on a DAILY basis. And write the information down! Doesn't count if it sits in your head... Set an Upper Limit Whenever we set goals, we almost always focus on the lower bound. That is, we think about the minimum threshold we want to hit An entrepreneur might say, “I want to make at least 10 sales calls today.” But what would it look like if we added an upper limit to our goals and behaviors? “I want to make 10 sales calls today, but not more than 20.” In many areas of life, there is a magical zone of long-term growth. You want to push hard enough to make progress, but not so much that it is unsustainable. This is where setting an upper limit can be useful. Upper limits make it easier for you to sustain your progress and continue showing up. This is especially critical in the beginning. Whenever you set a new goal and begin working toward it, the single most important thing is showing up. In the beginning, showing up is even more important than succeeding because if you don’t build the habit of showing up, then you’ll never have anything to improve in the future. Of course this is just the tip of the iceberg, but hopefully it helps to get you started. PLUS of course having a coach that holds you accountable, gives you the tools you need to negotiate the obstacles that come along and keeps encouraging you is one of THE most beneficial things you can invest in for yourself. Oh yes! On that note, we have 2 seats that have come available for our workshop on Saturday 10 December, from 8am to 2pm. A couple has had an emergency and has had to pull out, they are gutted to say the least. SO, if you are serious about taking control of your life and to actually LIVE the life that makes you truly happy and fulfilled, then get in touch NOW! Your success is ours :)
We hope you all have a truly wonderful, blessed Christmas and a fun, safe and happy New Year! Onwards & upwards!