I know it’s a cliche but Happy New Year. Really. I hope you have your most amazing year yet. Here’s how to make this year amazing. Write down (or video) what you want this year. My preference is written, not typed, as it uses a different part of the brain. But however, you do it, consciously recording what you want is extremely powerful.
Check it out: (From a Harvard experiment done on a group of MBA students) The 13 percent of the class who had goals were earning, on average, twice as much as the 84 percent who had no goals at all. And what about the three percent who had clear, written goals? They were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together. It really works. Spa Tech Institute is the result. Try it.
What do you have to lose but an hour? I like to spend at least a day on yearly goals. I also revisit them throughout the year. By setting your goals and writing them down, you are wiring your brain and attention to identify the things that move you towards your goals. It’s like when you’re thinking of buying a new car, and particularly if you know what you want to buy, you suddenly start seeing them everywhere you go. Or you buy a new coat and suddenly see other people that have the same coat. If you really want to make this an amazing year, make your first goal to set weekly goals for the month of January. Take 10 minutes and just make a list of goals for the coming week. If you do this just for January you can see if it works for you. Simple Instructions
- Make it fun and easy. Don’t try and build Rome in a day.
- It can be a list or a narrative (i.e. This week I want to write my yearly goals, call my friend in Boston to go out to dinner, pick up my….etc.)
- A consistent place to record it makes it more fun because then you can see what you have accomplished from the prior week. (I like to highlight with a green marker when it’s done. I do this so I can see it is done and I can still read what it was. Seeing all of the green makes me happy and motivated to do more. Pick your favorite color.)
- If you wrote down your long term goals, quickly review them before you write down your weekly goals.
- Don’t be afraid to change them. If a goal changes, that’s good. It means you are getting clearer about what you really want. I highlight those in orange so I can see what it was and I know it changed.
- Celebrate every time you complete, add or change a goal.
By following these simple steps you will accomplish more and feel more relaxed and in control of your life. I look forward to your feedback and questions.
Kris Stecker Spa Tech Institute
P.S. Your comments and questions are always appreciated. Simply reply at the end any of the topics. Thank you. © Copyright 2009, Kris Stecker – All Rights Reserved.