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Did You Achieve Your Goals This Year?


I was on Jack Canfield’s call today and want to share some of his wisdom with you my valued reader.

1. Did you achieve your goals for 2011? If you failed, did you make progress on some of them?

Instead of feeling defeated on any goals that you did not complete, write on a sheet of paper three horizontal lines with about one inch separating each line. Put 2011 on the bottom line by the margin where the edge of the paper is. List things that you were able to either accomplish or get started on in 2011.

Now put 2012 on the middle line by the margin. Set down a few simple statements on that line. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to help others in your chosen ministry? Do you want to increase your income from $40,000 a year to $50,000 a year? These are just ideas. Take some time on a weeknight or when you decide to focus on this training and get 2012 goals on paper.

The last line will be 2013. I am writing this message in December 2011 so planning for 2013 is only one year away. Do you have some goals in mind that you want to see accomplished by January 2013? Do you want to have more time for travel? Do you want to be able to help family with your time, talent, or money? Only you know where you want to be at the end of 2012 and in the future.

2. Set up a time each workday to check in with an accountability partner. This could be a business associate, your minister, a close friend or a family member. Spend 5 minutes talking with each other at 07:30 or another agreed upon time that is convenient for both of you. List 5 action steps that you will engage in to move you towards those 2 horizontal lines that are time line maps of your goals.

3. If you fail to engage in any activity or are feeling down about not achieving a goal, use tapping therapy. Do a search on Ask.com and you can learn about releasing negative emotions using this therapy.

4. Give yourself a pat on the back. By reading these messages and taking action on these ideas to grow your business, you are rising above the crowd. Sadly, many people opt for a door greeter job at Kmart and sit in front of a television at night instead of learning how to create a powerful business in a field that inspires them. Learning how to create as an entrepreneur is an awesome journey.

Daniel Parsons

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  • Marcus Maven

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  • I didn't have any specific goals for 2011. I had a few vague desires…such as to start a blog and do well. I did start it…doing ok too.

    For 2012 I have some specific ones.  I think your point about checking in with an accountability partner is really good. I need someone to help keep me on track. Thanks.

    • Thanks for stopping by Elle! Yes, accountability is even more important online because the internet can be so distracting. Have you ever gone to check out what all your friends and family are up to on Facebook when we know we should be working on our business? I have been guilty of that and justify that I am doing my social media chores! What is your blog about?

  • Hi Daniel,

    Luckily for me, i achieved my goals this year and i'm pretty excited for 2012. I have a lot of plans for my business but in case that i won't be able to reach those goals in the future, i'll try this method.
    Thanks for sharing Daniel!

    • Scott, I went to your mygpsfleet.com site and went down to the bottom of your page to connect with you on social media and none of your links are enabled. Are you still working on your site?

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