Monday, January 28, 2013

Getting to Goal: Staying the Course

It is my favorite time of the year! So this four-week series will focus on how to create and achieve Golden Goals ... goals you can't wait to accomplish!
You've done all of the hard work. This last post in the Getting to Goal series will be short and sweet. Here are three things to keep in mind as you go for your goal.
  1. Life happens. You'll miss a few days of working out when you get sick. Unexpected car repairs will derail your savings plan. You will eat way too much on that night out with your friends. Accept it and move on. Your journey will not be flawless. It's okay. You'll fall down. You'll pick yourself back up. You'll move on.
  2. Overnight success is a myth. Nothing happens overnight. Success happens over a series of nights: weeks, months, years of nights. Be prepared for the long haul. True success, real behavior change, the breaking of old habits, all of it takes a great deal of effort and a great deal of time.
  3. Be a Team Player AND a Self-Starter. Having a team is essential but you also have to be able to go it alone. When your walking buddy wants to walk from the parking lot to the restaurant, you might have to start walking solo. Remember, this is your goal. It's up to you to make it happen.
I love goal-setting so much, I took a two-hour workskop I did on goal-setting and put it into a short workbook. Getting to Goal: Your Dreams, Your Desires, Your Way walks you through a holistic goal-setting process. When you are done, you will have two to three Golden Goals selected and a comprehensive plan for achieving them. Available on Kindle for $1.99 and in paperback for 6.99.

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