Read a post by my favourite leadership coach… Robin Sharma on how to achieve your goals in the new year.
Tactic #1: Do a Daily Goal Review. We live in a time of intense noise and distraction. It’s just too easy to start off these first few weeks of this New Year being really really busy chasing the wrong things. So, my suggestion: every morning–while the rest of the world is asleep–take just 5 pure minutes to reread and then actually rewrite your top five 2014 goals. This will boost your focus dramatically and imprint them with total clarity on your subconscious mind.
Tactic #2: Go Complaint-Free. You empower everything you complain about. You strengthen the negative things you speak of. And you energize the problems you vocalize. To nail your 2014 goals, go on a 90 Day Complaint-Free Diet. Enough said.
Tactic #3: Clean All Messes. Masters of Goal Achievement are minimalists. They get that messes create distraction. And distraction reduces your power to achieve every goal you set. The messy office+the disorganized home+the dirty financial life+cluttered mind all weaken your ability to bring your natural laser-like focus to bear on your greatest desires.
Tactic #4: Become an Incrementalist. Bottom line: 5 little goals done a day lead to 1850 goals achieved by December 31, 2014. An awesome work and personal life is more about evolution than revolution. Get serious about the small wins.
Tactic #5: Work In 90 Day Themes. I’ve been teaching this to the billionaire clients I coach for years. The best period to set goals within is a 90 day chunk. And set a theme for every quarter. For the first 90 days of 2014, I suggest themes like “Look 10 years younger + feel 20 years stronger” or “The Quarter of Financial Transformation” or “My Best 90 Family Days” or “3 Months of Best of Breed Productivity.”
Tactic #6: Imprint Your December 31 Statement. Here’s my coaching question to you: “If every single thing you want to happen over the next 12 months happened, what would it all look like?” Fast tip: Clarity is Power. Write out your answer in a single paragraph (or record it on your iPhone). Review it DAILY in your Holy Hour. You’ll go from distracted to massively concentrated. On the few things that count.
Tactic #7: Join A Mastermind. You can’t do it alone. One of the reasons my online course Your Absolute Best Year Yet is one of the most powerful and advanced personal transformation programs in the world today is because you’ll get the support of other go-getters just like you over the 12 weeks of the course. You need to partner with other people. To get their encouragement. To feed off their energy. To share your hopes and dreams with theirs.
Tactic #8: Outlearn Last Year’s Self. The real key to executing flawlessly on every one of your 2014 goals is to outlearn and outthink who you were last year. As you think better, you’re certain to perform better. And all it takes is one new insight or idea–strongly acted on–to take you to a completely different place mentally+physically+financially+socially and spiritually this New Year. So do what the most successful people on the planet do: invest in your learning and self-education.