Start this new year equipped to make your goal happen, make space, get the FACTS and take with you what you need to make it happen.
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Day One - What's best for me right now?
Day Two - Create Space
Day Three - Become Equipped
You're more likely to enjoy a planned holiday, by travelling organised with everything you need to take on the journey with you, can you imagine getting to the hotel pool, NO SWIMWEAR, going to sunbathe, NO SUN CREAM, getting out of the pool NO TOWEL, etc.
tart by getting to know yourself and focusing on what is important to you in order to set a strong foundation of clarity and purpose from which to build your dream. At the outset, begin by defining the reason WHY you are doing what you are doing. This will help create and maintain a clearly oriented mindset.
As the leader of your own goals, never settle. There will always be ways to improve and expand your skills. Even the greatest leaders throughout the world are still actively learning, from their own experiences and seeking the advice of others leaders, to discover the best possible ways to inspire and motivate. Successful leaders know exactly what they want. Learning is a continuous practice throughout their movements.
Break It Down
We all have goals we aim to achieve. Breaking your plan down into small chunks removes feelings of being overwhelmed or disheartened.
Setting goals can increase your motivation to get started, Motivation sets you up to take action, and consistent daily actions move you into momentum to reach your short-term goals, Each achievement will automatically set you up to reach your long-term and lifelong goals. Define the areas you're working towards as shown below:
Create A Dream Collage - What do I want?
This can be put together on a piece of large or small thick paper, card or board. Use describing words that are in line with the person you are, what you stand for, and what you want to become. Then add pictures of places, themes, investments and opportunities you desire to experience.
You can draw these yourself, or you can cut them out from magazines or whatever you can find. Once you are happy with your vision collage, place it somewhere you can see it on a daily basis. This can be added to or expanded on as your journey gets underway.
Become accountable to yourself and commit to your goals and promises. The only one who can ever stand in the way is you,
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Over the next few days, as a family will be setting our family goals, together we create some space to share and listen to each other's new year plans becoming accountable for what we plan to achieve or overcome in the new year ahead.
As you create some space to layout your new year plans personally, as a family, couple or as a business owner, don't let the SHOULD, WOULD, COULD hold you back, weigh your heart down or even cloud your ability to see you CAN do this.
Whatever happened in 2017 it has gone it's over it's finished, unchangeable, it's now part of your past so let it go.
Creating space for one day or an hour, is easily done, when it's time to create a new habit we have to allow and create space to form a new personal habit, without forming the new habit we can often slip back into the busy bustle of life, filling up are seven day week with just stuff.
Time to block out space to form the new plan/habit, use your answer from yesterday's question. (here are some examples below)
Final thoughts coming up tomorrow 'Day Three - Become Equipped'
Over the next three days, entrepreneur & author Anita Frost will be taking over the social media steering wheel. Sharing her thoughts to prepare and propel us into 2018, get ready to be inspired, encouraged and guided as you step into a new year.
I love this time of the year when we create space to spend time with family, share gifts and just relax. What a great year 2017 has been for my family, friends and business growth, it has been filled with challenges, fun, breakthroughs, setbacks, adventures, miracles and an increase of knowledge.
When I decided to set up my first business years back there was SO much to learn, understand and become skilled with. Guess what I survived and even started to thrive with two businesses later, investments and thirteen published books, I still have LOADS more to learn, understand and become even more skilled at.
Day One - What's best for me right now?
There is such an overwhelming feeling when we step out and step into something NEW the UNKNOWN, these feelings themselves can be enough to freeze us up from taking that next step or just push us off track and before we even know it nothing changed we are still in the same place doing the same things with the same people.
The other common setback is when we set too many new goals at once, each new goal requires us to take on new ways of doing things to achieve them. Then within a few weeks into the new year we find ourselves over busy trying to do all the new stuff, we become tired, frustrated, deflated and just give up as we see no progress and don't even enjoy the feeling of trying to reach these new goals anymore.
To become busier is not the best thing for your new year start, busyness certainly does not grow the skills or the knowledge you require to achieve your new start.
More skill will 100% advance you forwards to reaching your goals, before you begin to edge forward and take up a new skill or reach out to achieve something new, find out 'What do you want to advance forward too and why?'
From the list you have made ONLY pick ONE or TWO things, that would be the best for you right now? CAN you commit to working on these ONE or TWO things this new year?
(write down the one or two you picked)
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Rebekah Billingham editor and publishing manager for Anita Frost.
Rebekah's editing services cover www.anitafrost.com and Curricula & Co, a social incentive Founded by Anita Frost in 2014. www.curricula-co.org
Anita Frost a passionate educator who equips and guides you through simple and empowering techniques, through her authored book Dream The Impossible Dreams.
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