Personal planning and goal-setting are not sexy topics. But they are incredibly important and central to an extraordinary experience of life. I see it time and time again amongst those who are the best of the best: lots of time spent articulating a clear and detailed vision for what the key areas of their lives will look like and then a written plan with the vision broken down into sequenced goals so that the vision isn’t so overwhelming and so the big picture is neatly chunked into manageable steps to drive daily action.
One of the best effects of planning that I’ve discovered is what it does to my mind. Let me put it this way: few things focus the mind as well as setting plans on to paper and then sequencing them into goals. The very act of doing it heightens your awareness as to what’s most important. And with better awareness, you will make better choices. And as you make better choices, you are certain to experience better results.
So today, give yourself a gift: take out a nice, crisp white sheet of paper. Sharpen a pencil. And then start writing about the life you want to create. It’s a lot easier than you may think.
As someone who constantly likes to learn new techniques around goal setting, productivity and effectiveness I find myself reading some amazing articles and watching inspiring videos of productivity gurus like Robin Sharma, David Allen and Tony Robbins and so on. I think each one of us is on a journey to set and achieve goals in areas of our life that are important to us like personal growth, career, finance, health and the list goes on. And on this journey, while there are days we are all inspired and full of motivation and get things done, there are also some days, sometimes weeks where we lose our motivation.
Over some wine and cheese last evening I got chatting with my friend Amar and he said to me
Successful people are great at making the most of their time. They understand that their time is equivalent to whatever money that can be made in that time. They are clear and focused on such time usage, and this requires some mental toughness. I hope you can maximize your time and become more successful at getting more done. Here are 10 things successful people do to maximize their time.
Many people drift through life without a plan. For some, things work out fine. For most, they end up far from their intended destination. Others, end up living someone else’s dream, the victim of another agenda.
This almost happened to a Mexican fisherman in a story told by Tim Ferriss in The 4-Hour Work Week. (This story appears in various forms on the Internet.)
I was wondering what do you do when your motivation level is lacking, as well as your self esteem? What do you do to regain the motivation needed to move on with your plans and pursue your networking endeavors?
This is a great question, and here’s an answer from Dr. Ivan Misner…Article
Someone recently asked me, having goals and chasing them is all fine. But what do we do when we lack motivation and have low self-esteem? What do you do to regain the motivation needed to move on with your plans and pursue the life of your dreams?
Goals Mantra – the simplest and most effective way to set, achieve and celebrate your life goals.
A Mantra is a lifestyle you start living to achieve a goal. A mantra is a personal ritual, a repeated set of actions that you create to achieve something you want. A physical mantra would be to repeat a physical activity over and over again until it becomes a habit. Spiritual mantras would be constant prayer for something. Mental mantras are a change of thinking. It’s best to make your mantra a combination of those these elements to achieve your goals. You can use it for anything including, personal goals, change of lifestyle or start a new transformation in your life.
Benefits of Goals Mantra
The best way to overcome the obstacles to goal setting in half the time.
Seven core areas of your life in which you can set meaningful goals.
Learn to live a more balanced, happy and successful life.
A structured way to document your progress daily.
A step-by-step guide for setting, achieving and celebrating your life goals. …And much more!
Only at the end of a year and the beginning of a new one, you’ll find it’s very common for people to turn their attention to setting new goals, and plans to improve their life this time of year. Personally, I advocate the “continual goal setting” method, so that whenever an old goal is completed, we have already started a series of new ones. However, if you are using the start of the new year as a measuring point to kickstart your life or business and make life more fulfilling, that is fantastic, and you’ve come to the right place.