You have twelve months to accomplish your goals starting with your birthday. It is a lot of months and you can be successful if you set your goals properly. Here is a good a good formula:
1. Make a list of all you want to accomplish during the year. Think the following categories:
Health - nutrition, exercise, wellness, weight loss
Prosperity - stuff you want to have, finances or income, jobs, businesses
Relationships – friends, life-partners, family, co-workers
Lifestyle – fun and recreation, travel and culture, self-improvement
Education – classes, courses
Community Service – volunteering, advocating
2. Write down the strategies that you will use to accomplish each of the subcategories.
For example: Your goal is to increase your revenue participating in a Network Marketing program. Think how many people you will need who will buy from you and who will join your group; how much money you want to make; how many hours you will put in, etc, for each month.
Another example: you want to gain muscle and become stronger. Think how many times per week you will need to exercise and for how long and how much muscle weight you want to put, etc.
3. Divide the strategy in 12 segments, beginning from the end.
Suppose you want to have $12,000.00 in your bank account. You will need to save $1000.00 per month.
So, how much money can you realistically put away each month? Perhaps in November you can only put away $500.00 because you need to buy Christmas presents. You know you will receive money from the IRS in May, so you can put more that month, and so on.
4. Work backwards, from December to January.
5. Choose a day each month, perhaps the first day of the month or the last Saturday of the month, to check how you are doing and make adjustments if necessary. Keep your mind in December and the accomplishment of your goal.
This is not a complicated process, really, but you need to make time to write everything down and organize your life. Success is much more easily accomplished when you put your mind to it and act accordingly.
At the end of the year, check all your accomplishments and celebrate. You deserve it.
Repeat the process for the following year.
© Maria Moratto 2005
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Dr. Maria Moratto is the author of “The Inner Cure: Healing Your Body, Mind, and Soul, " and “The Inner Cure: Mending Your Broken Heart. "
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