A Great Rule of Success: Think on paper.
Do you know that only about 3 percent of adults have clear, written goals? These people accomplish 5 – 10 times as much as people of equal or better education and ability but who, for whatever reason, have never taken the time to write out exactly what they want. There is a powerful formula for setting and achieving goals that you can use to achieve success. Here are the 7 simple steps:
- Decide exactly what you want – Brainstorm, write, discuss to become crystal clear on your goals, objectives and priorities.
- Write it down – Think on paper. When you write down a goal, you crystallize it and give it tangible form. You create something you can touch and see. Post it somewhere visible.
- Set a deadline – On your goals, and sub deadlines if you need to. A goal without a deadline has no urgency, so does not materialize.
- Make a list of everything that you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal. Keep building your list till it is complete. A list gives you a visual and a track to run on.
- Organize the list into a plan – Take a few minutes to organize it by priority and decide what you need to do first and what you can do later.
- Take action on your plan immediately – To achieve any kind of success, execution is everything. So do something, take some action.
- Resolve to do something every single day that moves you toward your major goal – Build this activity into your daily calendar with reminders if necessary and whatever it is, never miss a day.
Keep moving forward, and don’t stop. This decision and discipline alone, will dramatically increase your speed of goal accomplishment and boost your personal productivity.
Ask yourself these 3 questions for Maximizing Productivity:
- What are my highest value activities – In other words what activities will make the greatest contribution to your or organization, family or to your life in general?
- What can I and only I do that if done well will make a real difference – It is the best question for achieving personal effectiveness.
- What is the most valuable use of my time right now – This is the core question of time management. Answering this question correctly is the key to overcoming procrastination and becoming a highly productive person.
Optimism is the most important quality for personal and professional success and happiness:
Optimists have 4 special behaviors that can be learned through practice and repetition.
- They look for the good in every situation.
- Look for the valuable lesson/learning in every setback or difficulty.
- Look for the solution to every problem, instead of blaming or complaining when things go wrong.
- Think and talk continuously about their goals, and about their future rather than their past.
You will feel more focused, energized and inspired when you continually visualize your goals and talk to yourself in a positive way. You will be more creative and confident, and experience a greater sense of control and personal power. And the more positive and inspired you feel, the more motivated you will be and excited to get started and more determined to keep moving forward.
Wishing you an successful day as you shine your brilliance ~