3 ways to achieve maximum success in both personal and business. Instead, I like creating Goals for the upcoming year.
Along with creating accountability with several friends to help me to reach my goals.
I flat out dislike making New Years Resolutions.
I believe in 3 easy steps you can have the best year ever.
Want to give it a try?
What If I told you that right here right now.
Once and for all you can effect the outcome.
Are you ready to have a massive BREAKTHROUGH?
One of the best things to do is set aside 30-60 minutes.
During this time, you will look back on the past year.
You will see the good, the bad and the ugly.
Reflection time can play a huge role in getting you ready for what is about to take place in your life.
“The only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself.” ― Shannon L. Alder
Grab a piece of paper and on one side write down everything you can remember from the past year.
Movies you’ve seen
Books you’ve read
Places you’ve been
Gifts you’ve received
New friends, you’ve made
Old friends, you let go
Family members your visited
People who came to visit
Any gifts you gave to a friend
Job or Jobs you’ve lost
People who have past on
How many times did lose an argument
Any resentments you have and with whom
Need some inspiration?
Look back at your Calendar
You will need to find two highlighters for this exercise
Highlight everything you are responsible for on the list.
(Yellow works great)
Use the other color highlighter and highlight everything you are not personally responsible for on the list.
(Orange, Pink or Blue for the next set of highlights)
Now on the bottom of the page
Use the highlighter and draw two lines like I did in my example.
Add them up and I will tell you what they mean in a few minutes.
On the other side of the piece of the paper write down everything you are grateful for in your life.
Work on writing down at least 50 things.
Try not to quit at 15, that is when it starts to get a little more difficult. It does get easier once you are in the right mindset.
Turn on some classical music, light a candle or walk outside and get some fresh air.
Using the following format:
I am grateful…
I am grateful for a loving and caring wife.
I am grateful for my two boys
I am grateful for the roof over my head
I am grateful for my mom and dad
I am grateful for sister and brother
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ― Melody Beattie
Don’t cheat yourself.
This is one of the most important exercises you can do for yourself.
“You go into
when your highest strengths are deployed to meet the highest challenges that come your way.” Martin Seligman
Create 10 goals for both personal and professional.
Along with at least one major goal that
out scares you.
“Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.” ― Bob Proctor
Writing down your goals will help to give you a better chance of achieving them.
Once you have finished with this part of the exercise.
Take a photo of your written goals using your phone or camera. Make a copy of your goals. Put a copy by your bed and on your desk next to your mouse pad. If you are a trainer or a life coach, tape a copy on the front page of your day planner.
Pick two friends or contacts you trust. Who will push you to become
Pick up the phone and call them and ask them if they would help you with achieving your goals for the upcoming year. This is KEY to achieving massive success.
Focus on one of your goals before you go to bed.
Remember to celebrate your victories, Goals may take several months or years to achieve. The main point it to make progress towards your goals.
FROM EXERCISE STEP 1. LET’S GRAB YOUR NUMBERS
A. How many do you have in YELLOW
(These are things you personally responsible for?)
B. How many do you have in ORANGE, GREEN or BLUE?
(These are things you are not personally responsible for… But effect you good or bad?)
Take the number in A. and divide it into 52 on a calculator.
What’s your number?
This is how many times you are responsible each week for something amazing to happen in your life. If your number seems a little low.
Work on being of service to others. Push a shopping cart in at the grocery store. Buy a random stranger a cup of coffee. Shovel the snow from your neighbor’s driveway. Buy your partner flowers out of the blue. Leave a thank you note on a friend’s desk. The list is long!
Compare to next year’s number and see if it increases.
NOW, TAKE THE NUMBER IN B. AND DIVIDE IT INTO 52 ON A CALCULATOR.
WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?
This is how many times you are NOT responsible each week for something amazing or bad that happens to you in your life. The number is a measurement to look back on at the end of next year.
However, it still affects you. How do you react when something goes well or bad? This exercise helps to put things into perspective.
“Acceptance is an active response to a temporary situation; surrender is a passive reaction to a situation that you think will last forever. -Personal Revolutions”
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As I mentioned above this entire exercise was to make you aware, appreciative and gain some valuable insight to help catapult you to massive success in 2016 by putting you into a deeper appreciation for everything you do have. To inspire you to work towards the things you want to attract into your life. To focus on your goals and to take action today with a deeper appreciation.
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1. Stats from Harris Interactive http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/, [research in the Journal of Clinical Psychology]
2. U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Available at http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm.
3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2010.htm.
4. IHRSA Trend Report Available at http://www.ihrsa.org/consumer-research/