For me, writing down my goals appears to have an almost magical quality to it. If I imagine something I would like to accomplish, I write down my thoughts and set a timeline on turning it into reality.
For example, when I write down the things I would like to accomplish for the day — usually no more than three or four items; if I don’t complete them all, I move them to the next day’s list. I also review and revise my goals for the next 6-months and for the next year and beyond. I place the date I wrote the goal and the date I expect to have it accomplished.
This is what my goals look like:
– Review and take steps to complete my goals
TODAY: Immediate Goals:
- Touch base with Michael concerning Insurance
- Sketch out patent and forward on to legal zoom
- Review RFP response for CBP opportunity
- Complete teaming agreement and target rates
- Start new blog (done)
6 Months: My goal for within 6 months is to
- Start CVE application (04/15/14) (started)
- Launch ConnectifySocial (04/15/14) (done)
- Develop Social Media Tool (04/22/14) (done)
- Apply for patent (04/25/14) (started)
- Set meeting with Connectify group for Thursday (done)
1 – 2 Years: My goal for within one to two years is to
- Develop podcast for Veterans/SDVOSB (02/16/14)
- Develop ideas for book based on blog and podcast (04/17/14)
- Buy property in Slovenia (04/25/14)
If you have an idea, write it down and then take action every day to make it into reality. This simple concept can be life changing. You do not have to complete everything all at once. Even if you only have 30 minutes to work toward a goal, as long as you do it consistently, by the end of a year you will have gone a long way to reaching your goals — persistence, persistence, persistence.
Please do not wait another day or even a second to live your dreams. You are capable of doing more than you believe; you are capable of achieving your dreams.
With Love and Respect,