Monday, January 26, 2015

Make Sure You Achieve Your Goals This Year

January 2015                    Executive Intelligent Blog

Make Sure You Achieve Your Goals This Year

Goals are special because they help us grow and become better at the things we deem important.

Desire for the Future

Thinking about 2015, are you ready for this new year with goals that will get you where you want to be?  Are you excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and do you have big hopes about what you can achieve?  Great!!  Desire for the future, check, step one.  Now, you're ready to make them happen.  But, how do you make sure that you will will actually get there?

Prepare to Achieve

Goals are great to have!  They energize us and motivate us to strive to grow, which is so important because change is not always easy.  As humans, we tend to prefer the comfort of knowing where we are, who we are, and what is coming next.  There are, however, a couple of considerations we can highlight to keep us on track while we are stepping up to achieve them.
     First, gain an understanding of the changes that will need to be made to achieve the goal.  What are the things that you will need to do?  When can you do them?  Do you have what you need to be able to do them?  It is easy to gloss over this step.  You know there will have to be some changes.  But, ponder this, if the actions needed to achieve the goal were so easy, wouldn't you have done them before now...  Change is needed to achieve goals! Get clear about the changes that are needed.
     Then, make achieving this goal a priority.  Remind yourself what you are working toward and why this goal is important to you.  While this step may sound redundant, there is a lot of competition for your time and attention.  Adding a new priority or new actions to an already very busy life will often require thoughtful planning and concerted focus, until you get into a new flow.  The goal has to be a priority!  Make sure that you focus on the goal and treat it like a priority.

Prepare to achieve, check, step two.  You are set to go forward and conquer your goals with clarity, energy, and focus!

Success with Goals,
ExecIntel Solutions Team

For more specifics on setting and achieving goals, here is a workbook that will take you through it, step by step.  Learn how our  Coach-in-a-Box Goal Setting Workbook can help you achieve your goals for less than the cost of a movie and popcorn!

And, if you are in  Austin and prefer to have a coach move through the steps with you, our March class entitled Goal Setting and Achieving Made Easy will get you there!

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