Christmas is past and the New Year is upon us. There are many thoughts dancing in your head. You have probably written down a few things and you have promised yourself that you are going to do these things in the New Year. One or two weeks into it and a few excuses later, those efforts are abandoned for the same old routine. It does not have to be this way. You can accomplish everything that you want. Here is how you can make it happen;
Take the dancing thoughts out of your head and write them down.
Qualify that these things are good, right and just for everyone involved. If any one of them is not, then you should take it off of your list
Begin to write down each benefit that you will gain for achieving this. The more benefits that you can write down the more likely you are to reach it
Write down all of the obstacles that you may encounter while working toward your goal. The more you identify, the more likely you will achieve your goal
Identify the things that you will need to reach the goal. For instance, a certification or license that is needed to perform certain tasks or a particular piece of equipment that will be needed to perform tasks that will help you to achieve the goal
Name the people and/or organizations that you will need to help you. It could be a business person who knows how to get what you want or a professional organization that help people with aid in completing paperwork for government aid. It could be one or many. There is no limit.
Write down the steps that you will need to take in order to start the process. It is ok that they are not in order when you begin. The important part in this step is that you begin to put the steps on paper. You can organize them later.
Now it is time to start working the steps. You may feel insecure because you do not have confidence in yourself or because you feel like the plan is incomplete. It is OK to feel this way. Any new venture will bring these feelings and doubts. The important step here is that you just start.
Zig Ziglar said, “You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great.” You have everything that you need to be, do or have everything that you want. Now you are armed with the formula to get from good to great, from average to phenomenal.
Make this year your best year ever. Complete the steps above and start to work the steps as you see them. “You go as far as you can see and then you can see a little farther. “ Zig Ziglar
Happy New Year to each of you and I know that there will be super success stories this time next year for those of you who choose to take these steps and create a compound effect by adding one small step on top of another to get over the top.