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Goals & An Action Plan

office-76Achieving your goals with an action plan.  

To achieve anything in life, you must take action.  The previous statement seems obvious, but many people fail to achieve their goals because they failed to take action.  Often times, they are waiting on things to be perfect or they put their goals on hold to help others achieve theirs.  There is nothing wrong in helping others achieve their goals, if it does not prevent you from achieving yours.

Putting your goals to paper, is the first step to achieving them.  It seems that writing down your goals and reviewing them daily, makes it more likely you will pursue them.  Your written goals gives you a benchmark to aid in your decision making process.  Whenever you have a decision to make, if your goals are written, it is likely that you will consider how your actions will affect you achieving a specific goal.

But if you only write down your goals, and never develop any steps to achieve them, chances are you won’t.  That is why an action plan is important.

Simply put, an action plan is a strategic series of steps you need to take to move you toward your goals instead of away from them.  For each goal, write one or two things you can do now.   It may be making a call, doing research, starting a new program, taking a class, adding a new positive habit or eliminating negative influences, just to name a few.  Then once they are completed, you write new steps until you achieve your goal.

Every journey begins with a first step and each small action you take toward your goals will lead you closer to achieving them.

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Keep on Learning

Learning is an important part of achieving your goals.  Taking time weekly to learn something new related to your life is extremely valuable.  I have heard it said “The more you learn, the more you earn.”   I believe this statement to be true.  Things are constantly changing and being at least aware of the changes is important.

Learning something new on a regular basis is also a good way to keep your mind active and growing.  Successful people are learners!  As this year ends and a new one begins, make plans to include: taking a course, reading a few good books ( some for business & some for fun), and visiting new places.

Learners are earners! Make 2017 your year of learning.

Don’t Get Stuck In Yesterday

 

 

Don’t get stuck in yesterday.  Your past achievements are just that, the past. It is only natural, that when we find something that works, we want to keep doing it forever.  The only problem is, some solutions were for a specific period of time and not meant to be used forever.

Life is full of change and in order to keep pace, we must sometimes change as well. Successful companies know this to be true, which explains why,  every few years, they refresh themselves.  The may take a new form of their name, upgrade their builds, revamp their products or change the way they do business.  Leaders of successful companies know that to stay relevant, change is a part of the equation.

For example, most, if not all, brick and mortar stores also have an online presence.  This is so because today, unlike 15 years ago, more and more people shop online for some of their needs.  Almost all sellers except a credit or debit card as payment instead of only cash or checks.  Sellers who do not make changes to reflect the new demands, loss customers and risk going out of business.

Like wise, what worked for you, on your journey to achieving your goals in the past may not now.  If you want the next promotion, you may need to increase your knowledge, make new affiliations, or change your location.  As an entrepreneur, if you want to increase your revenue, you may need to add a new product line, repackage an existing product, or change your marketing, just to name a few.  The changes you make should be in line with the ultimate goals you wish to achieve.

If you keep doing the same things, you will get the same results.  Not all change is bad, getting stuck in the comfort of yesterday at the detriment of your future, that is bad.

Food For Thought – Life

When you reflect on your life, do you say “Wow, look at the life I have built” or do you say “Wow, what happened to my life.  How did I get here?”  The following video may give you some new insights about this journey we call LIFE, & how to make the most of it..

Are you building the life of your dreams?

A Clear Goal Is A Must

Before you can achieve anything in life, you must first know what you want.  You must be clear and specific.  You must be able to state it with clarity.  What is your goal?

Whatever it is, state it in a manner that would allow anyone who read or heard it to understand what you wanted.

Why you want, what you want is as important as the goal itself.  The why, if strong enough for you to be emotionally invested, will propel you to its achievement.  It will also, keep you motivated whenever you feel like quitting.

As I have researched “The Law of Attraction” and manifesting your dreams,  I have learnt that having a clearly defined goal is a vital component. When you have a clearly defined goal, the universe will be able to put the needed pieces in place for you to achieve it.

I believe most people do not achieve their dreams because they are too vague.  For example, I have heard people say “I want to be rich”.  What does that mean?  Do they want $50,000, $100,000, 1 million dollars, 2 million dollars or must hey have 10 million dollars to feel rich.  Must they have all cash or can it be a combination of  investments and cash.  The above goal (I want to be rich) is not clearly defined. It is too vague!

A better goal is “I want to earn at least $50,000 yearly, with passive income of at least $5,000/month and have a net worth of 1.5 million dollars. Notice there is no time frame. That is for the higher power which see all and knows all to bring opportunities and the right time for the achievement of the goal.

When the goal is clearly defined, it becomes easier to make decisions and recognize opportunities, which will lead towards its achievement instead of away from it.

I left the post in which Sean Stevenson discussed the power of a clear vision up for most of last year because I wanted to be sure anyone who came to the site would see it.  It is one of the best discussion on the topic I have heard.  A clearly defined goal can become the vision for your life.  How well defined are your goals?

Advice from an Expert-Sean Stephenson, “The Power of a Clear Vision”

This is the first month of a new year,  a time when resolutions are made, & goals are set.   This inspirational video illustrates how dreams do come true if you have a clear vision of what you want, believe you can  have it and set a plan to achieve it.

 

Do you have a comment about the video or the importance of having a clear vision for your life.  Please share.

 

Advice From An Expert-John Assaraf (pt2 Vision Boards)

In part1, John shared about the importance of setting goals and gave tips on how to achieve them.  In this video, John discusses vision boards and just how powerful a visualization tool it can be.

Do you use vision boards to help you visualize your goals?  If yes, please share what you think of them.

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