If I had to point to one action (besides prayer) that’s been responsible for most of the success I’ve enjoyed in life, it would have to be Goal Setting.
By setting goals, I stay motivated, focused and accountable in a way that just isn’t possible without a plan.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar
Don’t Wait Until January 1st – Plan for Success Now
If you still need to clarify your goals for next year – now’s the time.
Don’t wait until January 1st. Decide now what 2012 will bring for you by writing down the success you want in seven key areas of your life.
I “borrowed” these from one of my success mentors, Dan Miller, and I want to share them with you:
- Physical – health, appearance, exercise
- Spiritual – church involvement, personal commitment, theological understanding
- Financial – income, investments, debts
- Personal Development – knowledge, education, self-improvement
- Family – relationships, development of children, your lifestyle
- Social – friends, community involvement
- Career – ambitions, fulfillment, dreams
How to Make It Easy
If this seems like too big of an undertaking (there is a lot to think about here), I have some great news. Dan Miller is sharing a free workbook that will lead you through all seven areas pretty painlessly. You can grab a copy right here (just right click and select “save-as”).
Also, if you struggle with making your goals stick and following through on them, you will LOVE my favorite little strategy for success. It involves simply carrying a piece of paper with you, and it takes about 3 minutes each day, but the results are powerful.
Go check out The Easiest Way to Improve Your Fitness (and Your Marriage) to get the details and get started with this cool strategy.
As we enter the holidays, I want you to know that I am SO grateful for you as a reader. Engaged Marriage has been around for over two years now, and it’s only through your support.
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