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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A New Year A New Goal


Happy week and a half in to the new year. How are your New Years resolutions coming along? Can you even remember them after that swirl of hang-over cures you pumped into your self on January first? (Next year skip the drugs and jump into some icy water. It works just as well I promise) If your resolutions are slipping from grasp I am here to help you get back on track, just as I promised I would last week.


To aid in your goal setting for the new year I have designed a little work sheet that will make sure your goals are logical and attainable. Follow the steps listed below to help you get closer to this years goal weather it is to earn a black belt, loose a few pounds or buy a set of biodegradable toothbrushes.
I just spent a lot of money on biodegradable tooth brushes, something I have been putting off for some time now. If you want your own biodegradable tooth brushes check out BogoBrush or The Environmental Tooth Brush.

Get Started NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN STARTING WHEN IT COMES TO GOAL SETTING
1. Copy or print the following information into a workable format.
2. Answer question one found on the work sheet below. Give the most honest and accurate definition you can think of.

Life Line DON'T BE SHORT SIGHTED SET YOUR GOALS WITH PERSPECTIVE
3. Mark your current age on the life line.
4. Mark all notable positive and negative past personal events on your life line. Place the events in relation to the age of occurrence. The closer the event is placed to the life line the more neutral it is. Place events in accordance to how positive or negative they were.
5. Place future bench marks along your time line. Including things such as get married, hold a belt in the UFC, learn to do a back flip, or what ever else it is that you think is important. Try to let these bench marks float to the front of your mind don't dig to hard as you may begin to dig up someone else's bench marks.

Value CHOOSE GOALS THAT ALIGN WITH YOUR CORE VALUES
6. Review your life line and look for patterns. Try to elicit three key values from the events you have chosen to give importance to along your life line.

Use a Pen MARK YOUR GOALS SO THAT THEY CAN'T BE EASILY FORGOTTEN 
7. Set an important goal for this year.
8. Break your goal into smaller goals. For instance if your goal is to obtain a black belt in Karate make one of your steps to train three or more times a week. Another maybe to review one Heian/ Pinan Kata each day or to brush your teeth in horse stance.

Plan a Route IT IS EASY TO GET LOST WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOUR GOING
9. Make a time line for this year and plan a logical well thought out progression from today to the achievement of your goal. Leave a little wiggle room. You may get distracted from your goal but there should always be time to get back on track. You may want to put this time line somewhere that is highly visible. Paste it on your fridge or set it into your digital calendar with super annoying reminders that cant be ignored.
10. Consolidate your goal by writing it into a few paragraphs. This could make for a good facebook status (though I am sure that will be annoying) twitter or blog post and that leads me to the final step.
11. Share, tell your goal to every one you know. Care, that if you don't complete the goal the value of your word will diminish not only to yourself but to every one else. The more you talk about the goal the more you are likely to prime your self to actually get things going just don't let your self stop at talking, get out and take action.



A New Year A New Goal: Work Sheet

Q: What is a New Year’s resolution?
A:

Life line:

+
                          
                          
Birth ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Death
           0                    20                    30                    40                      60                      80 +       
                         
                          
-              

Q: What are three things you highly value in life?
A: 1.                                   2.                                       3.

Now consider your greater life goals and the three things you highly value in life and set a goal for this year. Write your goal in pen. If you must you can cross it out and make a new goal. Remember stick to only setting on goal at a time.

My goal is                                                                        
                                                                                          
                                                                                          

Break your goal into smaller goals
1.                        
2.                        
3.                        
4.                        
5.

Place your goal and its smaller components on a time line.


Jan------Feb------Mar------Apr------May------June------July------Aug------Sept------Oct------Nov------Dec




Write a few paragraphs describing your goal, why it is important and how you plan to achieve it. Make sure you mention the smaller steps you will take to achieve your goal and how long it should take for you to complete your goal.

Now tell a friend about your goal. In fact tell as many people as will listen and remember “You are only as good as your word.”.

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