How to Focus on Five Goals this year and have more impact

January 14, 2014

Jim-Rohn-living-life-design-choice-Meetville-Quotes-215927We have five senses: sight, smell, sound, taste and touch.

Have you ever met someone who has an incredibly heightened sense of smell?

Know anyone with bionic hearing who can hear a conversation when they are in another room?

Some of our senses are more acute than others based on our experiences, upbringing and current events.

Just like we have five senses, it is essential to assign goals to five important aspects of your life: spiritual, relational, financial, educational and physical.

Jim Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker, and a huge influence in the personal development movement. His books often featured his rags to riches story focusing on attitude and action. I would love to have spent time with Jim, and he was known to say:

 “We have two choices; we can make a living or design a life.”

Make your goal setting more productive this year with these strategies:

Make a date with yourself – This year allocate time in a favorite spot to review the year just past and set goals for your future year. The discipline of this process will ensure you focus on the most impactful activities.

Set one in five – Set at least one goal in each of the five areas of spiritual, relational, financial, educational and physical.  This discipline ensures you are taking care of your health, the people in your life and the lifestyle you want to lead.

Joint focus – If you share your life with someone, consider setting a few joint goals. I like joint travel goals so we know where we want to visit during the coming year and how to allocate funding for trips.

Daily focus – When we interviewed Brian Tracy he shared that he writes his goals out daily. Brian is one of the most influential people of our time.  Every day he invests in what he calls the Golden Hour: time spent reading his goals, feeding his brain with positive images and visualizing results.  He says, “Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.”

Make yourself accountable – the best way to achieve your goals is to share them with someone and ask them to help you stay accountable to them – no one wants to ‘let the team down’.

Did you know people who set goals, write them down and share them with someone can increase their accomplishment of those goals by up to 76% more (click here to read the source of this information.

This year choose to invest time in looking after yourself personally and professionally, you will be more influential!

Check out this video on more details to make your goals even more productive.

Need even more motivation? Check out this blog with a link to a fabulous video on ‘inches of progress’

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