Have you set a new goal?

posted Dec 22, 2015, 6:15 AM by David Alan Binder   [ updated May 16, 2016, 6:45 AM ]

Have you set a new goal?

 According to New York Times bestselling author, Michael Hyatt, if you set a new goal at this website:

http://bestyearever.me/register/

Mr. Michael Hyatt says:

“The Odds Aren’t In Your Favor...

70 percent of organizational change initiatives put in place by businesses ultimately fail.” 

I have actually seen this in business many times and have also seen business reorganizations that after several to many years have come full circle.  The reorganization changed and changed and changed until it became exactly like it was 7 years before.

“25 percent of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions after one week—60 percent do so within six months. The average person makes the same New Year’s resolution ten separate times without success.”  

This is so sad since we recognize the need to change, want to change and just can’t get it done.

“95 percent of those who lose weight on a diet regain it, and a significant percentage gain back more than they originally lost. Even after a heart attack, only one in seven patients makes any lasting changes around eating or exercise.”

This is bad news that none of us need who want and need to make changes.  The good news is that you can become the minority.  I personally know people (my wife for instance) who have been so motivated and determined and just so awesome that they made it happen.

They were in control.  They had the mind and will power and the determination to not only SET the goals, but then to follow through and DO IT!

When you set your goals think of others who have actually achieved the same goal; I knew people where I worked who were going to college to get their degree and when they did it, I thought to myself, “Well, if they can do it, I can.”  And I did; I was able to do this when as a forty plus year old adult I was able to graduate with my bachelor’s degree with four children, a full time job, teaching Sunday School and being an assistant scout master.  The way to do this is little bits at a time; in my case, one class a semester for about 10 or 12 years (and I had some classes in community college after high school).  Do everything you can to make yourself one of the few percentages of one of that person; who not only strives but accomplishes the goal.

Once you attain that accomplishment then resolve to NEVER, go back, gain weight, sink back into that rut or mire, and look forward knowing that each meal, each step is part of the overall accomplishment after the accomplishment.

 What are you thinking? 

Make a note to yourself of what you are thinking and feeling about your goals; your self-talk is more important that anyone else’s talk about yourself.  Never disparage yourself, be kind and firm with yourself.  Encourage you to cooperate with you.

Michael Hyatt has a 5 Step Process, mine is two steps.  Number 1 name it (name the goal and write it down, NOT just to yourself but to those who will encourage you and help you) and number 2 break the goal down into easy steps.  Why make it hard on yourself when you can make it simple.  Take it one day at a time, one meal at a time, one exercise session at a time, writing for 30 minutes or 15 minutes at a time.  The point is making some headway nearly every day.  If you take a day off then know that the following day there are no more days off.  It is better that if you take a day off that you not overdo it and completely eliminate all of your progress in one fell swoop.  Ensure your program is constituted of three steps forward and only a half or at most 1 step back.  This eliminates the discouragement factor from entering your equations.

Okay, maybe there might be a step 3 and that is continue, persevere, make it a habit (30 days in a row minimum), reminders, congratulations each day and achievements that you know you can incrementally follow and achieve.   Ensure your celebrations are not self-defeating like hey I exercised today so therefore I get a piece of cake.  No, no, no, just don’t ever go there and you will succeed.  Also, having others working on the same goal helps you as well as them; I attended classes with individuals of my age and older in most of my classes.  Some from my place of employment and some from other places of employment in the same area; using these “buddies” as motivation and encouraging and helping each other, study groups, questions on understanding extremely hard material and doing projects together always helps.

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