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Today’s quote:

“Defining success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney

One of the insights I gained from reading this quote is the importance of setting goals that we are truly motivated to achieve. These goals are not someone else’s goals, but ours alone. These are the kind of goals that really motivate me to accomplish them.

When selecting something I want to pursue I try to select a goal that will really help me improve—that will have a definite impact on my ability to be better physically, spiritually, mentally, and socially. I always gravitate toward those goals that will have the greatest impact on improving my life.

If you’ve read previous postings I tend to attack 4 goals every 13 weeks. Most of the build on previous goals because I am pursuing improvement in areas that hold the possibility of continuous improvement. You can always improve yourself physically, you can always improve what you know, you can always strive for more spiritual success, and you can always do something to improve the relationships with your coworkers, family, and friends.

When you select a goal, do a self-analysis. Where are your strengths? If you could change one thing, what would that one thing be about yourself? Again, try to minimize the goals you are focusing on or you’ll be too scattered. I’ve found 3-4 goals every 13 weeks is optimal, but this may be too much or too little. These are your goals. Try pursuing a certain number of them and see how you finish at the end of 13 weeks.

Tracking our goals is important. Since most of my goals are habitual in nature, I track them daily and then review my progress at the end of the week. Whatever you measure will keep you focused on where you are at along the goal completion continuum. If you slip up during a week, no problem. Look at what may have happened and adjust. If you hit your daily and weekly goals, then continue on your current “glide path”. Easy, right?

Well, that’s it for today!

Until next time…

Dave

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