So, we’re nearly to the halfway point of the year 2011. How are you doing on those goals you set for yourself back at the beginning of the year? Hopefully you’ve reviewed them perhaps on a quarterly basis, or maybe even a monthly basis, to track how you are doing. Or has the day to day gotten in the way and you’ve not had a chance to look at them since writing them?
To move from goals and intentions on a sheet of paper to making a real, here-and-now commitment, requires extraordinary courage and determination. Taking consistent action is crucial. You can have all the beautiful goals and dreams in the world, but they will only come true if you are willing to make the commitments and take the actions necessary to make them come true.
The difference between wishful thinking and positive thinking is this: wishful thinking is hoping for something and waiting for it to happen, but positive thinking is expecting something and working for it to happen.
Here are 3 tips to get you back on track with your 2011 plans, goals, or intentions.
#1 Review the goals you wrote back in January
This sounds so basic, but you must spend some quiet time reviewing the goals you wrote nearly six months ago. If you aren’t clear where you are tracking with each of them, take the time to look at that. You can’t move forward if you don’t know where you currently are. Make the time to do this today.
#2 Are your goals big enough?
Make sure your goals are big enough. Often times our thinking gets stuck in a rut and when we create goals or visions, they are just “more of the same”. Ask yourself, what would your world look like if you were being the real you, the authentic you, and pursuing the work that is your true calling? What work would you be doing every day? Where would you be doing it? With whom? Where would you live? In what kind of house? The more clear and detailed you can be of your future, the more certain you are to take the actions now that will assure it becomes your reality.
#3 Stop looking for easy and start “doing” today
It’s our aversion to working against resistance that stops us from growing, learning, evolving and adapting. What’s the resistance you are working against? What’s the one step you can take today that will move you closer to your perfect future in your life or business?
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes, but no plans” Peter Drucker