Well, it is over 3 weeks into the new year, into 2017. Progressing towards those goals you set? Are you starting to lose interest in those new year’s resolutions already? Have you already tossed them aside? Did you even set a goal, and if you did, did you write it down?
Lots of questions – but I am wondering how many people are truly trying to achieve huge results and really setting out to make 2017 the best year ever – the breakthrough year where you start to realize those dreams, and to get the results you so richly deserve.
The funny thing is that most people don’t take goal achieving seriously, merely because they have never been taught how. GOAL SETTING is an intellectual exercise – many of us go through the mental maneuverings of “sort of” setting a goal or two, and then bail when the going gets tough or when we just get bored. So that’s the first problem. In this mental exercise of goal determination, we are not setting the right type of goal in the first place.
Are you setting a goal that excites you, that inspires you? Are you setting a dream or fantasy goal, and trying to achieve something you have never done before? Does your goal excite you and scare you at the same time?
The answers to all of these questions should be an emphatic YES!
All the research on what makes highly successful people successful – on the science and mechanics of personal achievement – shows that ALL highly successful people have set BIG STRETCH dream goals that really excite them, that they internalize and get more and more emotionally involved with and then build a burning desire towards, and that yes even scares them. And over 80% of those good folks have them written down! POWERFUL!
So should we all! That is IF we truly want to make 2017 a phenomenal year of growth and achievement. And BOY DO I! I don’t want to settle for anything less that I am and can be, and I don’t want you to either! As Bob Proctor reminds us “Your life is important and, at its best life is short. You have the potential to do anything you choose, and to do it well.”
The second issue is that GOAL ACHIEVEMENT isn’t merely a mundane exercise but rather a lawful process. A purposeful system is required to truly stay on course, on purpose, and be able to fend off the ever present “noise” that we all encounter on the journey towards our goal. But when you understand the process, and embrace the tools that help you towards your goal – YOU WILL ACHIEVE and 2017 WILL BE THAT PHENOMENAL YEAR!!!
And do you know what? As long as you are progressively moving towards that inspiring goal that you have deemed worthy of all that you are and can be – THAT IS TRULY SUCCESS!