It is approaching the time to get busy setting goals for 2010.
There are a few key issues to take note of:
1. How have you packed for your journey?
Look yourself in the mirror and ask the question; “Am I carrying too much baggage?” All too often we get excited about the prospect of achieving goals that have been in our heart and mind but we start the journey with a bag full of past doubts, failures and frustrations.
Spend time to look closely at yourself and make sure there are no self-destruction bombs lurking in your psyche. Forgive all past misdeeds and embrace others with a clear heart and mind before you start writing the ‘to do’ list.
For often it is the past, not the present that prevents us achieving our goals. If you don’t feel worthy of success then no matter how many goals that are set, success won't come your way. Carrying the guilt of previous relationship failures is not a recipe for a new healthy partnership.
2. What are your real goals?
Don’t fall for the trap of writing a wish list that really doesn’t resonate with your core beliefs. If you can't attach real passion and emotion to the vision of a successful outcome, the chances are the first time an obstacle appears you will waver in your commitment to the goal.
It is a great idea to create a ‘wish list’ as a creative exercise (I have a long list of all the things I want to do before I die) as a starting point. Use that list to identify what you really want and believe you can achieve. Include little goals to get into the habit of succeeding and make sure you reward yourself with every victory.
I like to write a vision of how my future will be and then let the pathways appear. Life will throw roadblocks up but if you maintain the vision and believe in it then you will find a way to achieve it.
3. Will you be a player or a spectator?
Are you going to get your hands dirty or are you writing goals, tasks and to-do’s that will never be tackled?
To achieve what you want, get out of the stands onto the playing field. No matter how much you prepare, no goals will be scored from the outer. Sometimes you will get a little bloodied and bruised but a least you are part of the action which may well bring about the dreams and desires you harbor.
Remember, if you want things you have never had, you will have to do things you have never done.
This year make your major goal to be a better YOU!