One more exciting New Year is just ahead holding out its promises and possibilities. It’s also the time to wonder whether we have achieved all that we wanted to achieve. Is the goal list getting ticked off or a forgotten page somewhere in the diary?
It is now on top of everyone’s mind to get back on track, set new goals, and look forward to a great New Year 2013!
Come to think of it, isn’t Goal setting very mundane and ordinary. Does goal setting really work? How many goals have you set and achieved in all these years? Every motivational book that you read, every speaker worth his salt, extols the virtues of Goal Setting. You have been told to set achievable goals, break it down into one or two at a time, and achieve them.
Then life comes along and you are swept away in its current with all the goals a distant ‘To-Do’ list in the diary or in your mind and yet another new year dawns with a new list. Honestly how many goals you have been able to achieve and tick off the list all your life.
To put things bluntly goal setting doesn’t work. Not in the conventional sense in which it is taught and practiced. If it did, we would all have achieved most of the goals that we wrote every New Year.
What hasn’t worked all these years is not going to work in future too unless you change the very paradigm.
A Total Shift in Perspective
Begin this New Year with something different and dramatic. Why not settle for a momentous change in the Year 2013. A change, a quantum leap that will leave you and your life transformed forever. What better time than to set your thoughts on a historic high and make a change so dramatic, the world should sit up and take note.
Goal setting can be done anytime of the year, not just on the New Years Eve but any day or even everyday. The fact is if you are not taking up your goals book and adding something to it everyday, your goal setting is a one day wonder, which will vanish with the peals of the New Year bell.
So what is momentous change? A momentous change is change, which will have far reaching consequences in your life. This will be change that is of utmost significance to your life and people around you.
It’s just a simple three step process.
1. Decide All That You Want
2. Know Why You Want It
3. Find Out How to Achieve It All
Decide All That You Want
Examine each and every area and actions in your life. These could be ordinary things like your habits to your ambitions. Decide what you want from every facet of your life from change in your habits and actions to your dreams and desires.
Do you walk tall or slouched, do you constantly sport a scowl instead of a smile, what about those excess tire of flesh around the middle, do you react calmly or under pressure when confronted with obstacles, is your speech soft and pleasing or hard and jerky, are you friendly, are you honest, do you have feelings of lack instead of being thankful for all that you got, are you working hard, do you believe in yourself, are your relationships in order, do you have a positive mindset, are you contributing effectively to your family, organization, society, taking that dream vacation You may want to examine every thought, move, and action and list out all that you want for a better life.
While walking talking and thinking examine all your negativities and add the improvements that you desire in your list. Decide all that you want from life.
You have to decide that no longer are you going to put up with a mediocre life. No longer is the low income, obese middle aged life for you. You are going to grow younger with each passing year, work better, earn more, and be physically fit. To enjoy life.
Know Why You Want It
Knowing why you want something would motivate you to reach your objectives faster. Do not do anything to keep up with the joneses but for attaining your own happiness. The reason for achieving something relates to the emotional aspect and creates a persistence of purpose.
Create compelling reasons for achieving all that you want. This will give you sufficient drive and focus to follow through on all your plans.
Now instead of setting goals, make a list. List out all the things that you want changed, all the things that you ever wanted to do, all the achievements that you desire. Don’t be restrictive. Don’t be overwhelmed by all the big things you have in mind but feel they are too big for you to attempt. The list should contain at the minimum of 50 things you want achieved.
If you want to make a quantum leap make a bold and aggressive list. A momentous change requires that all your dreams be listed along with the improvements that you seek. To have and get it all at one stroke, have a transformational vision of the ideal life in all the areas that you are not comfortable with and want changed and list them out.
Your list may touch upon all areas of life. Good health, abundant wealth, loving relationships, highest success, living life passionately! These are the material and physical part of the life. On the mental level, spiritual development, a loving personality, change in beliefs, mindsets, habits that will propel you into being a new person – include all that you desire on the conceptual and mental levels that will make your life better and happier.
Find Out How to Achieve It All
Now you have examined your actions, you have made a list of 50 things that you want changed and achieved; the final step is to take Rapid Massive Action. Just think if you go by the conventional wisdom of setting small goals and achieving them, it may take a lifetime to achieve any visible results. If you spend a lifetime on small achievements, you may end up as a bitter man with an incomplete life.
If you take massive action on all the material, physical and mental goals you want to achieve, you may have a few failures but you are likely to succeed in more areas than what you would otherwise achieve with a small set of goals.
Remember “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Once you decide what all you want achieved the next step is easy. All solutions are available or they will present itself the moment you have taken a decision.
Massive actions call for a phenomenal focus. Focus on all the things you want achieved and keep taking continuous actions on each area through the day, week, and the month. Learn to think in new ways. Take massive, powerful actions continually to experience the surge of change, improvement, and success in all areas of your life. No more the mediocre, small steps but powerful strides that will take you to your success, achievements, and happiness.
Let this 2013 be a New Year that ushers in Rapid Massive Momentous Change In Your Life.