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3 Tips for Achieving Your Goals in 2017

If you have already given up on your goals for 2017, there are three things you can do to get back on track and achieve them.
Right now, many people have probably given up on their resolutions for 2017. Today, I want to encourage you to achieve your goals.

I think most people fail because they don’t have a clear plan or they don’t want what they said they did to begin with. There is always a price to pay when you work toward a goal, and you have to ask yourself, “Am I willing to pay that price?”

If you have fallen off the path toward success, here are three things you can do to get back on track:

1. Be clear on what you truly want. Many times, you go with the popular answer, and that is not the right way to go. If you really don’t want to achieve your goal, then you are not going to sacrifice what you need to do to meet it; instead, you will just give up.

Resolutions may or may not happen; commit to goals instead.

2. Tell the people in your life what you are committed to. The key word in that sentence is “committed.” I don’t call them New Year’s resolutions; I call them goals because I am committed to my goals. Resolutions may or may not happen. Find the people in your life who will be your cheerleaders and hold you accountable.

3. Break your goals down into daily, actionable things that you can do. Each time that you do them, you will be closer and closer to your goal. When you create these action items, it’s important to be specific. If your goal is to be in the best shape ever, put those items on a calendar daily or weekly. Treat them like the most important appointments of your day.

In short, don’t put yourself second. Make sure that you get what you want and honestly deserve in 2017. If I can ever be of any help to you, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!

The Key to Mastery

What skills do you want to master in 2017? Experts say that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill, but I have a few tips to help you master anything you want faster.
Today I want to share some thoughts on mastery. Let’s say I wanted to take up golf. Experts say that it will take 10,000 hours to master that skill. For the typical person, that adds up to 10 years. Who has the patience for that? I’ll give you a few tips to help you master anything you want faster. The biggest challenge most people face is trying to master too much at one time. Pick out one thing that you want to accomplish this year and focus on that. The mastery process can take you ten years or you can put in twice as much work to cut that down to five years. If you practice the skill four times as much, you will see mastery very quickly. 

Decide what you want to master and put together a plan.

First, decide what you want to master. Then, put a plan together to practice that task often. Then, you will improve, enjoy the process, and see the results quicker. Let’s say that you are in sales. You can work for 10,000 hours or 10 years to get really great at your craft. If you need to learn what to say to the consumer to get better results, you can practice that presentation once a day or you can practice it 20 times a day. If you practice 20 times a day, you will get so much better so much quicker. Make sure that you remove the temptation to take on a lot of tasks at once. Instead, simply take on the one that is most important at that time. Once you’ve mastered that task, you can move on to the next one and build a series of skills that you’ve mastered over time. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Now, let’s make 2017 the best year yet!