We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity, and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. – Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Instead of stressing yourself out by writing down a list of the same goals you focus on every year – eat right, exercise, lose weight (okay, maybe those are just mine) – why not begin each new year by looking at a clean slate for creating wonderful opportunities in your life?
Remember, we overestimate what we can do in the short term, and overestimate what we can do in the long run. Want to read more self- or professional-development books this year? Don’t make a goal for the number of books, how about a goal of ten pages a day, or five minutes of reading?
One of my friends shared that she wanted to workout more often. Instead of setting a time goal for exercising, her goal was to put on her tennis shoes. If she did that, she knew it was much easier for her to continue moving.
A client shared that when he is making sales calls, his goal is to make one call. He knows that if he can pick up that phone for the first time, it’s easier to continue making calls.
What goals can you break down into teeny tiny steps? You’re much more likely to git ‘er done, when the first step isn’t overwhelming.
PS – Take the time today to WRITE DOWN a few goals. Then look for ways you can break down those goals into the tiniest actions possible – and then complete one step.
PPS – Goals are good. Unrealistic expectations are not. Here’s why: https://eliteexpertsvideonetwork.com/lisa-ryan-unrealistic-expectations/