So I have written my goals for 2010……..What now?
Thank you for your previous post “New Year’s Revolution” on Bloggertone.
I have now written my goals and used your guidelines including writing my goals in the positive and will read them every week.
As I wrote my goals down on paper I felt very excited and inspired about the New Year, however I must confess that my excitement has evaporated somewhat and I have started to doubt my ability to achieve the goals I have set myself.
You mentioned” strategies needed to achieve these goals”. What exactly do you mean by “Strategy” and how can it help me achieve my goals?
I look forward to your Response.
Well done on committing your goals to paper you have taken a big step towards a very successful 2010.
There are some important factors to consider as you strive to achieve your goals:
- Many people achieve their goals with the help of support and encouragement. It may be a good idea to team up with a friend or even a business acquaintance that have a series of goals they want achieve. By encouraging and helping each other you may find achieving your goals easier and less daunting. Claire Boyles left a comment on my last post highlighting a site where people can share their goals and it may be worth a look- http://www.43things.com.
- When reviewing your goals. Ask yourself is my goal realistic? Many people spend a lot of time getting frustrated trying to achieve the impossible. Very often by amending the goal or even the approach to achieve it, ones frustration can change to the joy of success.
- In the words of Henry Ford – “Whether you think you can or think you can’t – You are Right.” In order to believe in anything we have to believe it is possible. If you do not believe you will achieve your goal- Change your belief or amend your goal to something you do believe you will achieve.
- Do you really want to achieve your goals? Have you thought about the implications of achieving your goal? How will you feel when you have achieved your goal? What will you do next? Some people love the idea of achieving a goal and even see their goal as some kind of dreamlike fantasy. The very thought of actually achieving their goal scares them and there is a genuine fear that their dreams will disappear. So it is important to strive for new goals as you reach your existing ones.
Oliver, you also asked what I mean by the word Strategy. I like to think of my strategy as a “Map” - a route with instructions of how to get me from where I am now to where I want to be. There is no point having a goal in place unless we know what steps or actions we need to take to achieve success. Very often I look at other people who have achieved similar goals and see how they managed to achieve success and even learn from where they went wrong. I have found great advice from books, friends, family, business blogs, business contacts and mentors. Where possible you should try to implement your strategy right away and build it into your daily routine.
Oliver, I hope that answers your question regarding what I mean by the word “Strategy” and I have highlighted how a strategy can help you achieve your goals.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me and let me know how you get on.
Since writing the above I have thought it may be a good idea to have Bloggertone readers share their goals. Maybe we can all spur each other on by giving each other practical advice and encouragement. We could follow this up with a monthly blog post addressing goals, providing advice and cheering individual successes. What do you think?