Archive for January, 2015

To Fail to Plan is to Plan to Fail

Well here we are at the start of a new year again. With all of our clients it is about sitting down and setting goals for the year.  Why would I do that you might ask? Why not just get to work where we left off from last year and see what happens? 

It is said that 80% of things you do are achieved in the last 20% of the time you have available to do them. If you don’t take the time to plan and set specific, measurable and time bound goals you will very quickly run out of time and you won’t achieve the 80% of things you could.

You would have heard that to fail to plan is to plan to fail and this means goal setting. If you are serious about achieving some great things this year you really need to take the time to set goals.

Not sure how to set goals? Here is a quick guide to simple goal setting.

The best way to begin is with the end in mind. Write down what you want to have achieved by the end of this year. From there you will need to write down what is it you would have achieved by the end of  July (6 months) to have reached your 12 month goals. Then, what is it you need to have achieved by the end of March (90 days) to be on target for your 6 month goals. Lastly where is it you need to be or need to have achieved by the end of January (30 days) to be on the right path to making your 90 day goal. Be sure to set goals that are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and time bound.

Once you know what you need to be doing by the end of January this will help you set your weekly and daily goals to be on target. Having these goals will also help you know what is an important daily task to make all of your goals and dreams come true.

With the goal setting sorting, you then need to focus just on what it is you have to do TODAY. Live in the now and do your daily tasks well and you will find that achieving great things this year will happen by default.

Don’t forget to Plan, Do and REVIEW 🙂

 

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