GOAL SETTING TIME
OK – I know so many of you have been setting goals, I have seen you all on socials. 2023 is going to be all of our best years yet. We all need to carry that New Year positivity and drive into the rest of the year.
It is a strange line in the sand, as in there is literally 24 hours difference between 2022 and 2023, but if it works it works, and it’s as good a time as energy to decide to make changes in your life.
I laugh at the people who try and pour scorn over the “new year new me crowd” as they like to call them. The gym bunnies who get annoyed that the gym is full in January and say things like “oh it will be empty by February.”
Like its a bad thing that people have a burst of energy to change their lives, or feel positive for any period of time whatsoever.
I think its a great thing, it is more sad that it often doesn’t remain longer than it is annoying that it exists temporarily.
The key to success is a long term commitment to goal setting and reviewing, and then creating habits and environments to give you the best chance of succeeding.
Some things to remember:
- Make your goals specific and measurable: Instead of setting a general goal like “improve my health,” set a specific goal like “lose 20 pounds by July 1st.”
- Set goals that are attainable, but challenging: Your goals should push and stretch you to grow and achieve more, but they should consider your current circumstances and resources so that they encourage and not discourage your progress.
- Set goals that are relevant to your values and priorities: Make sure your goals are aligned with your values and the things that are most important to you, and where you can excel. Hitting your goals will depend as much on the type of person that you want to be as they do the type of actions that you want to take.
- Set short-term and long-term goals: While it’s important to have long-term goals, it can also be helpful to set smaller, short-term goals that will help you make progress towards your long-term objectives. Remember the importance of KPI’s (and breaking the years goals down into physical actions) eg 5 viewings a week, 4 offers a month, 1 angel discussion a week.
- Make a plan: Once you’ve set your goals, break them down into smaller, actionable steps and create a plan for achieving them. This will help you stay on track and make progress towards your goals. The plan is YOUR plan, and the amount of action you need to take is relevant for YOUR goals. Don’t copy or feel impacted by someone elses metrics if they want different outcomes.
- Review and adjust your goals as needed: It’s important to regularly review your goals to ensure that you are making progress and to make any necessary adjustments along the way. We will be considering this through the year.
I have attached the Prosperity Business Plan.
This is #ITSONTHEPORTAL too (for our esteemed network members who take their goals VERY seriously and achieve them because of the environment that we are all in.
This will get you thinking about yourself and various areas of the business.
You may have set the WHAT you want to do this year, but are you clear on the WHY, the WHO you need and the HOW you will do it?
A little recommendation
As you guys know, I am HUGE on habits, and two of my favourite books are Atomic Habits and High Performance habits
There is huge value in reading these at this time of the year, because your success in the year ahead will depend on the following things in the main:
- Developing good habits
- Eliminating bad habits
- Creating an environment that makes your success more likely.
- Consistently showing up
- Taking the right actions that are appropriate and will move you towards the goals (you have hopefully set)
- Control your emotions in both the rewarding and challenging times.
- Reward and recognise your milestones during the year.
A good and easy habit for you to have is to take time to consume quality content.
So, a few years ago I subscribed to James Clears weekly newsletter that arrives every Thursday without fail.
You can subscribe here.
Todays bursts of motivation says:
“You have to show up before inspiration will.”
Start slow if you have to. Start small if you have to. Start privately if you have to.
Quite apt for many of you I am sure.
I hope you have decided to make 2023 your best year yet, whatever that means for you.
Your approach will dictate the outcome massively.
We would like to be a part of it if you feel we can add value, but either away we will be watching your wins in the year ahead.