I’m sure you’ve heard or read a lot about goal-setting as you entered 2012. Well, it’s April now and where have you gotten with those goals? If what you’ve done in the past isn’t working, here’s a different approach.
I used to write down my goal of, “Get my pilot’s license.” But it didn’t work. The next year I wrote,?”Get my pilot’s license by December 31, 20xx.” Thinking that a specific date was better? (even if I all0wed myself the entire year to get it done.) I even kept images of airplanes ?around as my motivation and reminder—still didn’t work.
Then I did something different—I wrote on my To-Do list,
“Go down to the airp0rt and sign up for flying lessons by Friday.”
That I could do. And did. Now I’ve had my pilot’s license for many years.
Here some other ideas:
L0se 20 lbs by May –> Take the Buns & Guts class at the gym every Tuesday and Thursday. ?(Add it to your smartphone with the alarm set!)
Make $10,000 by December –> Give 20 presentations each week
Organize my office by June –> Throw away everything I’ll never use by Friday
Your ambition can be a great goal, but the act of starting is the operative action that gets the ball rolling.