It’s that time of year for New Years Resolutions again. We’ve all heard that the key to a successful life, career, or business is setting and achieving goals. Set goals. Post your goals. Track your goals. Goals, goals, goals, it all sounds so disciplined and exhausting.
Don’t get me wrong, I love achieving things that are important to me. Without goals, I wouldn’t have gotten this far. But I needed a new way of looking at goals that didn’t tire me anymore. So I figured out four and a half ways to make my goals sticky and be fun. Use them for yourself and make 2007 the best year so far!
- KNOW WHAT THE GOALS ARE: Go out and love someone / something! That’s right, LOVE IT !! Achieving things is not worth your time and energy if you are not passionate about it. We desperately need to get excited about our careers, our businesses and our lives again. If not, forget about other goals; they really don’t matter. Think about what you really want to get up in the morning.
- DREAM BIG Everyone I know, that is, EVERYONE I know is getting older this year. So I say dream BIG, let yourself imagine what you really want to be true in your life. Because one day has passed and you can’t dream at all.
Why the hell don’t you dream about big? If not now then when? If not you, who? What other rhetorical question do you need? As women, we constantly hear that small is beautiful. Forget about it! BIG is the BEST!
- MAKE TARGETS FUN AND EASY TO REMEMBER For example, if your goal is to “lose weight”, word it in a different way that is positive, fun, and memorable. Try to “become a sensual goddess” or “calendar girl”. How can you not smile when you say these words ?! Your smile is already arranging!
Even business goals can be presented in fun terms if you allow yourself a little slack and have fun. One of my goals this year is to keep exposing even more women to the Bodacious Way. (Psst! You can help me by sharing this with a carnal friend!} So you know how I formulated this goal? “More cleavage!” Get more exposure. I laugh every time I say this! And believe me, I won’t forget it !!
- WRITE IT WELL, you’ve heard it billions of times. The fact is, when you write down something, your brain records it. To make your goals even more permanent, I suggest ADDING PICTURES to your words as this is what the brain remembers even better. Cut a picture from a magazine, put your picture to remind you of your best character or draw a funny figurine. I know this sounds a bit silly, but just DO IT! You will be happy.
4 and a half. LIVE FOR CHANGES AND CHANGES
The only big problem with goals is that they can easily be a fail setup. You’ve dreamed of big dreams and have written down fun, easy-to-remember goals, but if you can’t see that you’re achieving them, you’re more upset than if you didn’t set any goals!
My solution: we need to set goals and concentrate our efforts, but we also don’t have to be rigidly attached to them. What I mean, when you take action to achieve your goals, be alert and open to what is happening in and around you. Open up new and better ways to get from point A to point B. In the process, you may even realize that the goal itself needs to be changed. If so, you are not a failure. The first goal was simply a way of reaching a new goal. You may not have realized this.