Goal Setting & New Years Resolutions: Getting Prepared For The New Year

by Dhane Crowley on December 28th, 2012

It’s that time of the year again ladies and gentlemen. Despite the fact that another year is coming to a close, its closing brings about a clean slate for the coming year.

Invest these last moments of the year to reflect on your wins and losses so you can know what it’s going to take to make the new year bigger and better.

Unlike most people who write out a laundry list of “New Years Resolutions” that never get accomplished, you’re going to do things a little differently this time around.

First, invest in a daily action planner. I received an action day planner as a gift during the holiday season. And while I didn’t ask for it per say, I’m always working on refining my personal execution system. I believe this gift will come in handy this coming year and help be more productive.

Second, invest time in clarifying your vision for the year. “Begin,” says Stephen Covey, “with the end in mind.” So ask yourself, “What do I want to be, what do I want to do, and what do I want to own this time next year?” Again, resist the urge to write a laundry list of goals and aspiration. Focus on capturing your top three (3).

Lastly, when it comes to goal setting, take a page from the book of Ray Higdon and ask yourself two simple questions:

What do you want to have accomplished by the end of January?
What do you need to do each day, starting now, to reach that goal?
Then, repeat the process at the end of each month.

Now you have the strategies and tools you need to accomplish your goals for the new year. Take out a piece of paper and answer the questions above. Once you get all you answers, invest in a daily action planner to plot your course to victory.

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