Do have your 2011 yearly goals written down yet? I sure hope you do. If not, while no one is looking, get busy and do it already. Do you have your 90-day goals written down? Your weekly goals? How about your daily goals?
Unfortunately, the vast majority would have to admit that they do not have these written goals and that is a gigantic blunder.
Did you know that upwards of eighty five percent of all written goals come to pass. With that being the case, why don’t more people use this incredibly powerful tactic? First, most probably had no idea that was true and secondly most are living in a situation called the tyranny of the urgent. They are dealing with day to day situations all day long and never get to thinking about or planning for the future.
If you are one of the few, great job. You are achieving more than most. If not, get some paper and a pen, and start with long range goals. What do you want to be in ten years? If that is too far out, try for five. Work backwards from those long term goals and build smaller goals, steps really, to help you achieve them.
So now you have these goals all written out. What next?
First of all, unless someone is critical to helping you achieve your goal(s), do not freely share your goals with others. The negative attitude from friends, family and neighbors can drag you down quickly. It’s very important that your self-talk (the thoughts in your head) are positive.
Reviewing your goals daily is a crucial part of your success and must become part of your routine. Each morning when you wake up read your list of goals that are written in the positive. Visualize the completed goal, see the new home, smell the leather seats in your new car, feel the cold hard cash in your hands. Then each night, right before you go to bed, repeat the process. This process will start both your subconscious and conscious mind on working towards the goal. This will also begin to replace any of the negative self-talk you may have and replace it with positive self-talk.
Every time you make a decision during the day, ask yourself this question, "Does it take me closer to, or further from my goal." If the answer is "closer to," then you’ve made the right decision. If the answer is "further from," well, you know what to do.
If you follow this process everyday you will be on your way to achieving unlimited success in every aspect of your life.