Your Success Thought on "Midyear Goals"
June 22, 2005

During an appearance on 'Good Morning Central Oregon' this week I was asked to outline a strategy for reigniting wayward 2005 New Year's resolutions. Below are my suggestions. Perhaps one or two will work for you?

1) Focus on the Positives. If your goal was to sell $2 million in product and you've only sold ¼ of that goal, focus on what you have sold. This is your foundation. How can you build upon this? What produced these results? Strengthen those activities.

Positives move you forward, negatives pull you back. When you focus solely upon negatives like what you've not sold, your learning is blocked.

2) Ask yourself what is reasonable given your schedule. If personal commitments prevent you from working the type of hours needed to attain your goals, decide what you can do. Be realistic. Know yourself and what is possible. What will truly make you happy? Is your original 2005 goal still valid?

3) Be willing to give something up to get what you want. In asking new clients what they are willing to give up in order to go after what they want, they respond: 'my schedule is fine tuned; I use every moment of the day, what could I possibly give up?'

Yet, when I ask them to look deeper they are surprised at such time savers as: limiting meetings to 30 minutes instead of 45; phone calls that can be cut to five minutes instead of twenty; taking time the night before to carefully plan the next day or strengthening their delegation skills. This creates hours to put forth in the direction of their goals each week and opens up days in their months.

4) Realize that new goals or 'resolutions' can be set any day, not just January 1. Now that you are half way through your year you have a much better knowledge of your opportunities and obstacles. Declare today the beginning of your new year. Make a brand new plan in accordance with your answers from the above questions.

5) Be creative. Know that you have options. You always have options. What creative strategies have you not tapped into yet? You know they are out there. Access more and more options through brainstorming, listing and looking in surprising directions.

6) Re-commit each morning. Creating something you've not created before takes daily vision and commitment. Most effective is a written commitment, which aligns the mind, body and spirit. At the very least give thought to what today will produce for you.

For example:
"Today I know what I want and am focused."
"I commit to making wise/bold decisions to move forward."
"I refuse to give energy to anyone or anything that doesn't support my cause."

This week, give life back to the 2005 resolutions that may have slipped by the wayside.

Enjoy your discoveries and have a delightful week. Happy summer!

Ann Golden Eglé, PCC, CPCC
Executive Coach & President
Golden Visions Success Coaching, LLC

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