Monday, 29 August 2011

Guest Post - How to have your best year ever

 It was my birthday this week, and that always makes me reflect a little on life! So I have sourced a useful guest post about having the best year ever.....

Brighton C x

I'm approaching another new year of my life and many people are looking back at past months and questioning what they have done in their lives. The problem with this is you should never turn a new year looking back. You should always meet the upcoming year with plans for what you will do with your life in the coming twelve months.

If you have been successful this year, then you will have a better starting point for next year. You still should not spend too much time looking backward because that time is best spent setting goals that will move you forward even more. Where you are in your life right now is your starting point. Don't look back. Start at this point. What can you achieve in the year to come?

Turning Goals into Reality

Effective goals always look forward. You can't set a goal for the past because there is no way to travel back in time and make them come true. Therefore, you are forced to set goals that predict what could happen in your future. New Years is of course the most popular time of year for goal setting, but you have to go about this a bit differently than you may have done in years past.

You have probably been told in the past that writing your goals down will reinforce them in your brain and make it more likely that you will stick to them. The truth is writing them down is not enough. You also need to do all of the following if you are to succeed with your goals in the coming year:

    Make sure your goals are realistic.
    Make sure your goals reflect your deepest desires for the coming year.
    Create an action-based plan that will ensure the goal comes true.
    Create a support team around you and inform them of what your goals are.
    Make a sincere commitment to working toward those goals for the next year.

That is what it takes to turn those goals into a year of success. Even more importantly, working toward those goals will ensure you the best year of your life. There is nothing like working hard at personal changes and watching your life transform.

Setting Realistic Goals

You first have to identify what your deepest desires are for the upcoming year. In your wildest dreams, what would you achieve in the next year of your life? Once this is decided, you can come up with goals that can realistically be achieved within a period of twelve months. You may not be able to make your wildest dreams come true, but you can get a great start on them and increase the odds of those dreams coming true in future years.

Don't set yourself up for disappointment by setting goals that cannot possibly be achieved. Make sure they are realistic and possible within the span of a year.

The Plan of Action

Don't stop with goal setting. Create a detailed plan of action that shows how you will turn those goals into success. These are the commitments that you will immerse yourself in for the next twelve months.

If the plan of action looks like a lot of work, split it up into mini goals. Once one commitment is mastered add on the next. By the end of the year you will make amazing progress and will enjoy the best year of your life!
Please visit The Personal Development Company to learn more about How To Have Your Best Year Ever as well as other Jim Rohn Books

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