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We all have things we need (or want) to accomplish before the year is over. Why wait until January 1st to set a "New Year's Resolution"? Why wait another year to reach the destination you already want? If you know what you want or need, then why wait to set the goals? The longer we wait to set goals the longer it is before we actually reach our destination.
Knowing your destination, or what you want to accomplish is the first step. Before you can set goals, you have to know the destination. You have to know what it is you are trying to accomplish before you can figure out how to accomplish it. My ultimate destination is to be happier, healthier, and wealthier.
The reason we do not set goals is because goals are what can make us fail, and failure is our biggest fear. We cannot become overwhelmed by the number of goals but instead map out a way to work towards each one everyday. To reach my destination I have to set a daily goal to sell more cars, talk through issues, exercise more, eat right, and learn something new. Those are the action plans to reach the goal and with a little “action” each day I am reaching the goals that will get me one-step closer to my destination.
Take all of those action plans and work on each one every day. Each plan will need daily attention. While one may require more attention then another it is important to give each one some attention every day. What can I do to improve my chances of selling a car today, what can I eat that is both healthy and yummy, what can I do to improve my communication skills? Each one is important and needs attention but what you sometimes realize is while you think you are focusing on one you maybe helping another. You must take action to achieve your goals and reach your destination!
I see the destination, I have the goals, and I know the action plan so why wait? Well I am not; I have begun the journey to reach my destination. Today is December 1st and today is day one, I challenge you to take a moment and think about your destination. Where do you want to be or what is it that you want? Determine the destination so that you can set your goals and take action. Just think, if you start today it will make your New Year’s Resolution a piece of cake! J