This year, instead of ten resolutions, let’s choose just one end goal for 2011.
It’s one goal so make it grand and visionary, something you will remember all year. This is what will keep you motivated and on the path to accomplishment.
Let’s get started!
1. CHOOSE ONE END GOAL
1. Without thinking about it write down five goals/ objectives/ desires that come to mind. DON’T THINK ABOU IT!
2. Now choose THREE that resonate most strongly with you.
3. And finally choose the one that is critical to you. The one you can no longer live without.
For example: I want to be healthier. I want to find a talent agent. I want to open an office in Philadelphia.
2. SET MEANS GOALS
After choosing our end goal we must set ‘means’ goals. What are means goals you ask? They are the mini-goals or the stepping stones you must achieve before you can achieve the end goal. They are the PATH to the end goal.
Means goals can change over the year and so if one means goal does not work for you then you have the power to choose one that does. But there are three simple rules:
1. Your end goal does not change. EVER.
2. Your means goals must be true to your end goal.
3. You keep moving. You DO NOT stop!
3. REMEMBER YOUR END GOAL ALL YEAR AROUND
You can get creative here and please feel free to share your technique/s with us! But if you are looking for ideas here is what I do to remind myself of my end goal every day.
1. I have set a reminder on my blackberry that buzzes me every day at 7 AM. The reminder reads “Name the day”. It reminds me to name my day positively. For example: Today will be a peaceful day.
2. I have set a monthly reminder to review my means goals. To do this I have created a little routine – I treat myself to a nice lunch while I am at it. It is a business expense so have fun!
3. DRAW a huge sign and stick it somewhere you can see it on daily basis.
And so my end goal for 2011 is that I will be honest with myself.
Have fun coming up with your end goal and here is to a very Happy New Year!