Achieving 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.
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.
On the journey to creating the life desired, having a mentor is very beneficial. A mentor has knowledge which can shorten your journey significantly.
When we think of a mentor, most of us think of a living person sharing their wisdom with us, to help guide us to victory at a substantial cost. But a mentor can also be someone who has left a body of work for us to use to obtain their knowledge. People who have been successful and helped others achieve their goals, are the people whose work we can examine to learn the secrets of success.
Some such people are Napoleon Hill, Neville Goddard, Florence Shinn, Charles F. Haanel & Wallace Wattles just to name a few. Each taught success principles using varying techniques but they all had a few things in common. They all believed that you experience in life, what you think and say about yourself daily with emotion. They also believed in order to achieve your goal, it must be clearly stated.
Some of the books of the above named authors may be found in the public domain, thus reducing the cost of obtaining their knowledge drastically. Their work is also offered in audio form on YouTube, another budget friendly venue. Search their names on either platform to obtain a complete list of their work.
I would suggest the following as must reads:
Napoleon Hill- “Think and Grow Rich” and “The Law of Success in Seventeen Lessons”
Neville Goddard – “Your Faith Is Your Fortune” Also check out this website dedicated to his work & writings. Freeneville.com
Florence Shinn – “The Game of Life & How to Play It
Charles F. Haanel – “The Master Key System” You an get a copy of this book at The Secrect TV under the advance tab.
Wallace Wattles- “The Science Of Getting Rich” You an get a copy of this book at The Secrect TV under the intermediate tab. A list of other authors (potential mentors) and their work can also be found there.
Have you ever felt like life went on without you. You wake up one day and it seems years have gone by in a blink of an eye.
The dreams you had for your life were packed away for a later day, which never came. You are now older and those you cared for are gone. Now What?
Find those dreams. Dust them off, and start the next phase of your life. Take baby steps if you must but take steps. Every journey begins with a first step.
The only time it is too late to pursue your dreams is when you have taken your last breath. You are never too old to go after your dreams! You might be a little late in starting but better late than never!
Congratulations to my friend Nancy who went after her dreams and received her college diploma last Sunday!!
Many people die without ever going after their dreams because of fear. They want everything to be perfect before they begin, because they fear if it is not perfect, they may fail. They following video may give you insight on why it is important to move ahead despite fear.
Are you allowing fear to stop you from achieving your dreams?
Steve Harvey shares with us on something all successful people must do to succeed in life.
Have you jumped lately?