Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How are you doing so far this year?

It's nearing the end of the first quarter of 2012.  How are you doing?  What have you accomplished?  Have you achieved any of your goals yet?  How close are you to achieving your goals?

Keep in mind, these goals don't have to be earth-shattering.  They could be as simple as reading 1 nonfiction book a month.  If that's a goal of yours--and statistics show that the average millionaire reads at least 1 nonfiction book a month--then you'll have read three by now.  I've actually read two nonfiction books and three fiction books so far this month, aside from the countless podcasts I've listened to and videos I've watched (see my Recommended Reading page for the list of videos/podcasts I frequent).

Goals can range across seven areas.  They are:
  1. Financial
  2. Physical
  3. Intellectual
  4. Career/Job
  5. Family
  6. Social
  7. Spiritual
In fact, if you set goals across these seven different areas, and write them down--this is key, to actually write them down--then a more rounded life you'll have.

Goals should also be:
  • specific, not general (to lose weight is too general but to lose 10 pounds in a month is specific)
  • measureable (same example as above)
  • has a time limit (want to write a 400-page novel in six months)
  • written-down.
If you're just coming to this and realized you haven't set any goals, now is the perfect time to do so.  You don't need January 1st to always be your starting point.  Start today.  Write your goals down.  Dream.

Then, go forth and live your dream.

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