Do This to Achieve More Goals

By now many goals have fallen by the wayside.  Many New Years resolutions have been forgotten and a few people have already fallen off the health nut bandwagon and are eating cheesy fries even as you’re reading this.

But what if I told you that a simple tweak or two might change everything for you?

A few days ago I shared my one word plan for 2012.  It’s pretty simple and it’s my turnaround plan for the year: Fitness – specifically developing habits of fitness. But having one word doesn’t necessarily guarantee success (neither does having three words as my failures last year demonstrated). Even having that one word written down and telling a bunch of people about it on a blog doesn’t guarantee success. There is more required and I’m about to share that with you. Continue reading

A One Word Plan for 2012

On the first day of February it’s time to talk about goals and plans for the year.

Have you made any resolutions yet?
Have you kept them so far?

If you’ve already broken your resolutions, it’s not too late.  But I bet a little focus might go a long way to helping your achieve your goals.

For 2012 I have a one word plan. I’ll share that one word plan with you in a minute but first I want to spend a little time on what I did last year and why I think it didn’t work.

My Three Words Last Year

For the past year or two I’ve followed the example of Chris Brogan of choosing three words to define my focus for the upcoming year. I have a number of friends, such as Steve Grossman, who do the same and I know we’re not the only ones.

Last year my three words were Steadfast, Courageous, and Intentional and I failed miserably. Sure, I was sometimes steadfast, sometimes intentional, and occasionally courageous. But they certainly didn’t define my year. I didn’t have razor-like focus or execution.

Note: The problem might have been the words themselves; all those words need something to be steadfast, courageous, or intentional about. But that’s a different article.

So, as I was thinking and praying about 2012, I thought perhaps three words were too many. Perhaps I should just focus on one thing to define my year. Sure, I can have multiple goals but I need to have a single focus. At least for 2012.

Have you ever considered that?

Have you considered having a single focus for a time?
Perhaps a single focus for your life?

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How to Accomplish More in the New Year

Probably the best checklist in the world

Here are the questions

Do you have any New Years’ Resolutions?
Do you want to actually accomplish them?
Do you have a strategy for higher productivity?
Do you know how to accomplish the things that are most important to you?

Here’s a resource for you

Bottom Line Secrets has a great article that reveals the secrets some use to accomplish more than other people. Secrets such as:

  • Apply the 80/20 rule to everything
  • Using your “hour of power”

Continue reading to discover more secrets that will help you retain focus, gain more productivity, and delegate more effectively.

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What’s Your Resloution?

B about to cross finish line
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It’s the last day of 2009, so it’s required that every blogger reference New Years‘ Resolutions, right?

Let’s Look Back

Before we begin looking forward, let’s take a look at last year. In fact, it might be good to take a minute to write down the answers to these questions?

Do you remember your resolutions from last year?
If so, what were your resolutions?
Did you accomplish all of your goals?
Most of them?
Any of them?

Any accomplishments you are particularly proud of? – Why not share those in the comments section?

Let’s Look Forward

Now that we’ve looked at our goals from last year, I’d like to start looking forward. How do you envision your year? What would you like to change? What would you like to do better? What would you like to know better?

So often we think in terms of “accomplishments” and “goals.” Maybe this year it would be better to think of what kind of person we would like to be or what kind of life we would like to live rather than what thing we would like to accomplish.

Spend a minute (or maybe several hours) with God in the Bible and in prayer asking him to help you see how he would like you to answer the questions below: Continue reading