Making plans for 2013?

“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”

-Albert Einstein

Welcome back from the holiday season! Many of us consider the turning of the calendar year to be a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. Are you feeling up for the challenge? What’s in store for you for 2013?

The best way to get what you want,is to make a plan to get it. Here’s an exercise to get you started.

Be conscious of what you want in the following twelve areas that represent a whole life. Where are you now? Where do you want to be by December 31, 2013?

  1. Romance/Spouse
  2. Children
  3. Friends
  4. Extended Family
  5. Physical Appearance
  6. Health & Self Care
  7. Money & Finances
  8. Career
  9. Physical Environment
  10. Personal Growth & Spirituality
  11. Fun & Recreation
  12. Service & Giving Back

Now set your SMART goals to do what you need to get to where you want to be:

S: SPECIFIC. Break it down to single actionable steps.

M: MEASURABLE: You must be able to objectively measure your progress so that it can be evaluated, and it must be clear (not subjective) as to whether you’ve accomplished the step or not.

A: ACHIEVABLE: It must feel doable if you are to be motivated to take the necessary action steps. It must also be in your control to carry out the steps on your own.

R: RESONANT: The goal must be compelling enough to you that you want to really achieve it.

T: TIME-FRAMED: Keeping in mind that some day never comes, be sure to set a time frame by when you want to achieve the goal, as well each of the actionable steps you need to take to get you there.

Now, go forth and plan!  And if you feel you could use some support in planning your goals for 2013, be sure to sign up for Success 2013. It will be a transformative, action-packed and effective experience that you will be able to duplicate on your own year after year.

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