January is usually the time when we swing into action and come up with plenty of New Year resolutions. But too often this ‘list of good intentions’ is put into a drawer by February and largely forgotten by March. Does this sound familiar?
Yet goal planning is essential! Talk to any successful entrepreneur, business leader, or high achiever and I guarantee that they all follow some sort of life planner or goal list. Why is this so crucial?
Picture yourself driving a car or walking down the road. When you set off on a journey you most likely what to have an idea of where you are going. Otherwise, you drive/walk around aimlessly without ever reaching a destination. And life is not much different.
If YOU are not in charge of where you are going, OTHERS will highjack you to achieve their own goals and objections. This is often done without any kind of malicious intent. But if you are just ‘bumbling along’, someone has to take control – and usually, it is to your detriment and to the other person’s gain.
This does not mean you can never align your destination with others, quite the opposite. Sharing your journey with like-minded individuals is a good thing – as long as your intentions and interests align with them (at least in most parts and you can reach a successful compromise for the rest). Then the outcome will be a happy relationship, work partnership, or friendship. But this only works, if you have a clear game plan yourself and set nice, but firm boundaries.
So how does successful goal planning work?
The answer is by breaking down big intentions into small, achievable steps. Then goal setting is fun and easy. The moon cycle with its monthly routine is a perfect time scale for achieving small goals. When you follow the LWTM Goal Planner, it will prompt you how and when to check your goal list, so you won’t ever forget
Trust me you will achieve your goals as long as you
- Create and follow your goals with persistence
- Break your goals down into thought-through, achievable steps
- Build in a ‘safety net’ that catches you when you drift away from what matters
- Evaluate your goals on a regular basis
- Sort your goals into different areas of your life – so you do have an even spread between fun, family, work, and whatever else is dear to you.
I feel that goal planning is so essential for your life that I have added it as a freebie as part of the LWTM free member package. All you need to do is being open-minded and USE IT!
I wish you success and Happy Goal Planning in the year ahead
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