Well, it’s that time again, time for reassessment and goal setting. As I research for this topic, I realize why most people don’t write goals.
If you read anything out there pertaining to goals it is old. It’s the same info that has been passed around and repackaged with new pictures or coverings. “Use the SMART method, set small goals, set time based goals, tell someone, get a buddy”… blah blah blah.
Does any of that annoy you as much as it does me?
Does it move you to actually set goals and reach for more through out the year?
Obviously not, only 8 percent of people are always successful in achieving their resolutions. 19 percent achieve their resolutions every other year. 49 percent have infrequent success. Twenty-four percent (one in four people) never succeed and have failed on every resolution every year.
That means that three out of four people almost never succeed. Wow, 3 out of 4 almost never succeed! So why keeping doing the same thing? The goal setting method sounds broken, if that is the rate of success. If setting goals is almost a definite failure then why write them?
Maybe it’s time to look at setting goals differently. Like taking a trip to Florida…
Let’s say your going to drive with the family to Florida. (I know it’ll cost more than flying but go with the example please) Would you go online and find a hotel to stay at? Book it before you go? Would you pack your clothes? Sunscreen? Would you buy tickets to the events you want to see? Would you save your money so you know how much you have to spend there? Would you pack the car and get gas? How about GPS? Would you enter in the address to your hotel? Of course…you would plan for your trip.
Or on the other hand, would you jump in the car with 1/2 tank of gas, no clothes, no hotel, no directions, no plan just drive what you think is south? Would you ever even get there? Who knows…I assume that 1 out of 4 of you might, according to those stats.
Yet most of us are going through life with less planning than we would do for a trip to Florida, for one week.
Setting and achieving goals is how you build confidence, strength, character and purpose. In order to design your future you must set goals. Goals will help you to map out exactly where you’re going and how you want to get there. Whether you want to go to law school, win a national award or land the job of your dreams, make more money, or get in shape. Every accomplishment consists of a series of goals.
In order to write real goals you have to want to change, want to be better and want to move forward. You have to want to change old patterns, bad habits and be willing to commit to that change. No one can force this on you, it must be your decision and yours alone. Get real with yourself. No excuses, no judgements, you facing the real truth about yourself. You accepting responsibility about who you are, where you are and how you got there. Decide what you want to achieve in your life, take a personal inventory, ask yourself some basic questions.
- What do I want to be?
- What do I want to do?
- What do I want to have?
- What are my areas of strength?
- What are my areas to improve?
- How can I be a better human being?
Now put this on paper. Start to construct a blue print of how to achieve those things.
How do we increase our odds? Maybe, by doing something different this year.
Let’s try a new approach.
In the Project 42 we teach you how to achieve. Jeramy and I have written messages with themes to help you set goals and achieve goals on a consistent basis. Each day in the Project you will sign into the journal and on your home page you will see a message.
These messages are the building blocks put in place as a theme for each week, to help keep you focused and ensure success.
- Purpose Driven Behavior~ Adopting the mindset to do what it take to achieve.
- Commitment and Responsibility~ Know that you are in control of your results.
- Relentless Action~ Work like never before to achieve more.
- Indomitable Spirit~ Keep that mind set that you will achieve your goal, no matter what “obstacle” comes your way.
- Maintaining Momentum~ Use your successes to continue to push the envelope.
- Empowerment and Transformation~ How to maintain your progress and live this new lifestyle.
Please use the 42 messages to help move you faster to living the life you want, being the person you want to be and having the things you want, and to ultimately being a better human being.
If you have done the Project before and never read the messages you haven’t seen the heart of the program. Please read them this time. If you are new and want to get the most out of this plan please, please use all of the tools we give you for success.
I wish you success in all your endeavors and I will help you in every way that I can.
That is one of my goals. “To help you become more”.
Happy New Year ~
Yours in Health