Goal Setting for 2017 ~ Setting the Focus

set-a-goal-so-bigAs 2016 ends most of us will find ourselves looking toward the new year with hope and promise. The new year is a fresh slate, right? Resolutions in hand we will charge forward with our dreams held high.

We will exercise more, we will eat healthier, we will save more money, and we will spend more quality time with the people we love. Our intentions are good, and we really do want to reach these goals, but with no real plan in place, and no way to track them, chances are our good intentions will fall by the wayside and somewhere between January 13th and the middle of February we will find ourselves right back to where we are today. Just floating through life, taking what comes our way, and dealing with it the best we can.

The reason our goals get left behind is because, more often than not, we do not have a plan set in place to reach them, and we are not tracking our progress.

Say you want to exercise more. Well, how much is more exactly? One time a week, two? That may be more but will that ultimately bring you to your goal of losing those extra 20 pounds?

In order to reach our goals, we need to set SMART goals. I won’t go into details on that, but you can check out this article on setting SMART goals.

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” ~ Zig Ziglar

You also need to write down your goals. This is so important. It’s one thing to have your goal in your head, but when you write it down on paper you take it to the next level. It’s like saying to the universe “This is what I want, now let’s get out there and do it”.

Did you know that only 3 out of every 100 adults actually write their goals down on paper, yet statistics show that people who write down their goals have over an 80% chance of achieving them? Seems like a good idea to write them down, doesn’t it?

Write down your goals
Now it’s time to become accountable to your goals. You’ll want to tell someone what you are planning on achieving.  Having someone hold you accountable to your goals will keep you going on those days when you feel like giving up.

You, my friend, are going to be my accountability partner. I hope you’re ok with that. One of my goals for this year is to be more active on here, so I figure that tracking my goals and following them on the blog will help me do that.

The goals I have written below are not smart goals yet, but over the next few days, I will have set a plan on how I am going to reach them. I also plan on tracking them in my bullet journal, which I will cover in an upcoming post.

My personal goals for 2017

  • Daily Personal Development
  • Meditate at least 4x per week
  • Run the 2017 Manitoba 1/2 Marathon – Goal 1hr 45 min
  • Family Road Trip!!
  • Daily Exercise
  • Run 2017 kms
  • Date night with hubby once a month
  • Date night with each child once a month

My business goals for 2017

  • Educate and empower 75 new friends on how essential oils can improve and enrich their lives
  • Inspire 5 new builders to find their purpose with doTERRA
  • Go to Convention in September with at least 3 team members
  • Reach the rank of Silver by December 31, 2016
  • Teach at least 3 classes/month
  • Post more valuable content on blog weekly
  • Grow the Changing Lives ~ Drop by Drop Facebook group to 500 members

Now that seems like a lot, but at the same time, it feels attainable. I may have to adjust or add a few new goals throughout the year, but that’s ok, I have something to start with.

My question to you is this ~ What do you want out of life? Do you have dreams and goals that you’ve been thinking about for a long time? What has kept you from pursuing them?

Are you ready to take action and live the life of your dreams?  Will 2017 be your year?

I’ll leave you with a quote from one of my mentors.

Design your life

Peace & Love My Friends!

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