Happy New Year!
When I started to think about creating a New Year’s Day blog post to assist my readers with goal-setting, I decided to delegate this post to a fellow blogger who is a Master in this arena!
I’m thrilled to introduce my first guest blogger, Lisa Crilley Mallis of System Savvy Consulting.
GOALS VS. DREAMS
Hmmm . . . does this sound familiar?
• You have created New Year’s Resolutions in the past, only to fall short on the follow-through.
• You created a list of New Year’s Resolutions in last year, only to get distracted by the hectic pace of your day to day life before implementing many action steps.
• You struggle to decide which New Year’s Resolution is the most important to focus on first, so you don’t focus on any.
New Year’s Resolutions. Does the idea of making (and breaking) them depress you? If so, try something different this year.
Change your thinking . . . instead of a “goal” think of your resolutions as a “dream”. Instead of thinking of the work it will take to achieve your goal, focus on how your life will be improved as you live your dream. Focus on the outcome – not the process.
Now, please be aware, I do realize that achieving your New Year’s Dream will take effort. But, effort doesn’t excite us, or keep us motivated. Results do! So stay focused on the results.
• How fabulous you will feel when you weigh 20 pounds less.
• How energized you will feel when you call on (and close) 2 new customers each day.
• How satisfied you are when you streamline your life so you have quality time each week to spend with your family.
Step #1. Clearly visualize the benefits towards in your life when you achieve your dream. Write them down, draw a picture, create a screen saver, whatever you need to keep the dream alive for yourself daily.
Step #2. Make an appointment with yourself every day for the next 30 days. Block the time down in your calendar. Use this time (15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, whatever) to work on living your dream.
Step #3. Make an appointment with yourself at the end of 30 days to evaluate your progress and decide if you need to adjust the amount of time spend daily working towards your dream.
Dream . . . and see what happens!
I’m interested – what are your dreams right now? Please share them below in the comments!