What is the best way to stay motivated and energized every day? How do highly successful people maintain their motivation – and conquer their toughest goals? At this time of year, you may be asking similar questions. Perhaps you have reflected on the past year or maybe you are planning your 2017 resolutions and wondering, “will this year be better?” YES! Let us help you.
Set goals. Don’t you groan! I heard you. But goal setting is the single most powerful psychological tool you have. The trick – proper goals. Follow Goldilocks lead – it can’t be too hard or too easy. If it is too hard you will unconsciously determine it’s not realistic and won’t accomplish it. If it is too easy, it loses its power too because you assume you will automatically hit it. Your goals have to be not too hard and not too easy. Did I say goals? Yes, one goal is not enough. Have a physical goal, a family goal, a spiritual goal and a work goal. Whatever you goals, they need purpose; that is what sustains them the next 365 days of the year. If you have a why, you will always figure out a how.
Second – speak them. There is power in words. Remember God created the world with words. The bible says our mouth holds the power of life and death. Say those goals out loud.
Third write them down. If you see it, you will hold yourself accountable. Give a copy to a friend and add a second layer of accountability.
You can do it! Now go have a great, happy, healthy, goal-filled year!