And we are back! It’s the first blog post of 2013. Happy New Year y’all!

It’s January, and we need a new theme of the month now, don’t we… that’s right, you’ve guessed it, this months theme is GOALS

If you’re inbox is anything like mine, it’s been full of emails and newsletters talking planning and goal setting for 2013 since early December, and it’s been gaining pace ever since. I’ve had just about a brimful of goals!

The reality is though, they are imperative for direction and keeping us on track with making our dreams, intentions and desires a reality, whether that be professionally or personally.  It’s how you get from where you are to where you want to be, from A to B. Let’s face it, you wouldn’t set out on a long car journey without planning your route now would you? No way, Jose! You’d first decide on your destination, and then map out how you are going to get there.

It’s the same deal with goals. Decide where you want to be next month, in six months, next year, etc. Then plan out your route.

Some goals are easier than others. You decide what you want, you plan your route and off you go. You can see it, the road is very clear. Perhaps it’s one of those well-trodden roads, that now has a 3-lane motorway to get you there quick and easy.

Others are less easy though, right. Those are the ones where you allow yourself to dream big, get creative, and really to the heart of what you really really want to create for yourself. Very often, that’s a road less travelled, sometimes never travelled before. This time it’s a bit trickier to map out your route.

But that doesn’t mean you should just give up, because that road looks just a bit too long and overgrown for you.

If you really want it, you have to make it happen… for yourself.

It’s the same process.

Decide your destination. What do you want? What is your goal or intention?

Map out your route. How are you going to get there? What do you have to do to make it happen?

Chunk it down into more manageable sections. Create monthly or weekly action plans and get going. Just do one section at a time. Remind yourself of the final destination each time you reach a milestone.

Stay focused on your goal. You know where you are going, and have a plan. Be open to changing your plans along the road. New people and experiences can speed up your journey. Don’t let distractions get in the way.

You will get there.

The thing is, any day is a good day to get going on goals. January is good, because it’s the start of a new year. February is great, because it’s spring, and time for new growth. March is perfect because the days are getting longer and brighter and you have a spring in your step. April is… you get the idea.

Summary:

  1. Decide your destination (goal)
  2. Map out your route (how you will get there)
  3. Chunk it down into sections (monthly or weekly action steps)
  4. Stay focused (avoid distractions)

When do you set your goals & intentions? Do you do it regularly throughout the year? Let me know in the comments below.

And, if you want a little help getting clear on goals, use the freebie training I have on the website to get you kick-started

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