Begin by choosing a goal that’s important to you.
- Write it down
- Now figure out what you could reasonably achieve within six months. Write that down.Now, imagining you have already achieved the goal write down the answers to the following questions:
- How do you feel about yourself and about your world?
- Do you walk and talk differently?
- How do other people respond to you?
- What’s your day like?
- Is there anything different in your environment?
WHY do you want this goal?
WHAT, in yourself or externally, would stop you achieving it?
Think about a success you’ve previously had, whether small or big.
- WHAT motivated you to pursue that goal?
- What kept you going?
- What’s the one action you need to take to get started on your goal?
This will probably be a small action because it’s just getting you started.
Where will you take this action?
When will you take it?
It takes time to get through this exercise but if it pushes you to achieve just one of your resolutions, it’s worth it.
If you’re going to try this, do it now before the year gets it’s claws into you and you forget those resolutions.
Remember the words of Edward Young
“Procrastination is the thief of time”