Jan 27, 2023
About six weeks into the New Year, the gyms start to empty
again, and for a lot of us, there is a fading of our work on
intentions, goals, resolutions, "word of the year," and even
dreams. Why do we fade, and why do we stop working toward our
dreams and goals?
Well, for many of us, we missed out on a few key steps between
dreaming and execution. In this podcast, I talk about how we can
start strong, stay strong, and work towards our resolutions
throughout the month, quarter, and year.
Here are my recommendations for ensuring we all progress and
experience success throughout the year.
- Write your goals, resolutions, and intentions down on the
- Below your goal, write out your 'WHY.' Why is the is goal
important? Make sure your WHY is strong enough to motivate you to
keep working on the goal when the going gets tough, or you are
likely to quit.
- Write out when you are going to reach this goal. You might have
short-term goals, medium-length, and long-term goals. Your goals
need a deadline. Without a deadline, you will not be driven to make
any progress, and you'll likely stop working on your goal.
- Make a copy onto another 3x5 card of what you just wrote.
- Keep one set of cards by your bed and the other by your place
of work or where you spend most of your day.
- Read your cards 2x per day to help reinforce what it is you are
steadily working on. Read your cards when your day is in the toilet
to help remind you of the person and circumstances you are working
Okay, here is where you can earn some bonus points from me and
pour a bit of jet fuel on the fire inside that you are igniting by
writing down your goals.
- Read your cards every day for 30 days. If you miss a day, start
your count over. During the 30 days, take a minute after you have
read your goal to think about what progress you have made or what
circumstances have "fallen in line" for you to progress towards
- Share a goal or goals with a friend. Ask them to check in with
you from time to time about your progress on your goal. We all need
to have that person that we don't want to let down and who will
kick us in the shorts when we haven't made any progress on our
goal(s) since our last conversation with them.
- If you have a grandchild old enough, share one or more goals
with them AND ask them to be accountable partners. This action will
create some great discussion points between you and your grandchild
AND allow them to help you with a project.
No matter what your goal is, remember that reaching the goal is
only part of what makes someone successful. The other part is the
change that takes place as you work towards that goal.
‘Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.’
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