What is going to be your quest for 2012? Have you given it any thought? Hopefully you have asked yourself what your dreams are and what it is YOU really want. Not what others want from you or what you think you should want but what it is YOU want to go after for YOU. From there, have you given it some thought about How you are going to get there? Here are some helpful tips to make your 2012 a success!
PICK GOALS: Come up with goals that you want to achieve. Things that would make you happy and make you feel more accomplished. Go for it, think about anything and everything and create your list. Create a list by brainstorming without any restriction. Nothing is impossible or should be kept from your list. Lists are what organize our thoughts. Create your list so, from there, you can prioritize where it is you want to put your focus. Make sure your goals are SMART goals, specific, measureable, attainable, realistic and timely!
PRIORITIZE: You have created a list of all the things you want to achieve but now, be realistic with yourself and pick one thing that really gets you going. What is it that you have had an inclination to do but just haven’t done? Circle that one thing and make that your goal! You must have a focus, remember that magnifying concept? Not saying you cannot revisit your list later, but to give your goal your all, you must put all your attention and energy into it.
CREATE YOUR VISION: To allow your goal to become a reality, you need to create the vision in your head and see it everywhere you go. Envision your goal and than put it out there for you to physically see what your goal will look like! Having a clear vision, allows you to stay focused and helps your goal become a reality. Something about putting it into your self conscious, makes it a part of your reality. Have fun with it, create your vision board before your Quest begins.
LEARN: Now that you have your focus, you must learn everything and anything there is to learn about your goal and how you are going to achieve it. The more you learn and educate yourself, the more clear cut your direction will be and you will have a better understanding of the steps to take to get there.
CREATE YOUR ROAD MAP: It is important to set up your plan. You wouldn’t go on a road trip without having a map, would you? Same goes for your goals… You can’t go after a goal if you don’t have a map of how you are going to get there. You have your single focus and goal in mind, now create your plan of attack. Create mini goals and set up deadlines for each of those mini goals. By creating your mini goals, things seem so much more obtainable than looking at your goal as a whole. Remember that the sum of each mini goal equal equals the goal you set out to accomplish!
SET DEADLINES: Create deadlines for yourself as to when you will accomplish those mini goals. The more specific you can be, the easier it is to hold yourself accountable. When you are specific about when you are going to complete something, there is no question and it gets done.
CHANGE YOUR HABITS: One habit at a time it is important to create new habits that are going to help you reach your goals. Start with one habit at a time. Keep your habits simple and add to them little by little. Before you know it your habits become an everyday part of your life. Making healthy habits a realistic part of your life ensures that you will stay on track, ultimately reaching your goal.
SUPPORT: Now that you know what your quest is and what it is you want to accomplish, it is important and essential to have those around you to support you. You have the tools but there is no doubt, those tools will get rusty. It is the support of others that will act as your oil and keep things running smoothly. There will be roadblocks and bumps in the road but the support of others will keep you moving forward and on track. There is nothing worse than feeling alone. You are not alone when you have those around you to support you. We are all here to help you stay on track.
Utilize these tools and your Quest is going to be amazing!
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