Dec 312011

Did you achieve your goals in 2011?

2011 was a great year.  With the birth of our boy Wyatt in May as well as the fact that my family is healthy, I have so much to be thankful for.  I consider myself to be blessed.

As far as goal setting goes, I set out to achieve several goals that I wanted to accomplish in 2011(here is my post on goals from last year).  Although I can’t say that I achieved all of them, I did accomplish most of them.  For example, I got RKC certified, I spoke at a prestigious hockey coach’s conference, and I produced 2 information products.  Accomplishing these goals along with some others really helped me move forward and give me a sense of accomplishment.  These were goals that I wrote down and then made a plan of action to help make sure that they were checked off.

I really think goal setting works.  The key is being specific and writing them down as if you have already achieved them.    For example, instead of writing “I will lose weight in 2012”, write down “I weigh 185 lbs.”  This works as you start to see yourself with the goal already accomplished.  I know it may sound far-fetched but I really think something is triggered in the subconscious mind.  Try it for yourself.

As we say goodbye to 2011, it is now time to set goals for 2012.  Maybe you have a weight loss goal or an income goal?  Whatever they may be, try writing them down and then set up a plan for you to achieve them.  As Zig Ziglar says, “Don’t be a wondering generality, be a meaningful specific”.

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  2 Responses to “Goal Setting”

  1. Great tips on goal setting Sean – thanks for all the great posts you created in 2012 and for the awesome work with – outstanding.

    When I write down my goals I also include my first action step which helps me get started right away. For example, one of my goals for 2012 is to run a 1:50 half marathon so my first action step is to make one of my weekly runs a speed workout.

    Wishing you and your family all the best for 2012!

  2. Thanks Maria! It’s amazing how many goals I have accomplished from writing them down as if I have already accomplished them. It works.
    All the best in 2012!

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