Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The 6 Questions You Need to Answer to be Successful in 2012.

There are a million ways to determine a list of goals, resolutions or plans.

Some favour complex methods involving hours of effort and introspection; some like to jot a few ideas "on a napkin". Disappointingly (especially for those who devote hours) statistics show that the sum total of these efforts is a paltry 25% success rate. Call me a skeptic if you like but even that sounds high...

Don't abandon the process altogether though... statistics also reveal that those who explicitly make resolutions are ten times more likely to achieve their goals than those who do not explicitly set resolutions.

Plan: Simplify the planning process for 2012. Grab a pen and paper / keyboard and mouse / iPad and finger... whatever... and answer these 6 questions - your success plan for 2012 will be in front of you.

1. This time next year I want to be able to say that I:

__[insert ONE achievement that, by itself, would make 2012 a success for you - be realistic]_.

2. In order to achieve this I will need to commit to DAILY:

___[insert the SPECIFIC incremental (but relentless) habits you'll need to be successful]___ .

3. To give myself the best chance at success I will need to avoid:

___[List distractions, people, commitments, activities that DO NOT contribute positively]__.

4. My focus on this goal is my number one effort for 2012. The only things I cannot lose sight of in pursuit of this goal are :

___[Everyone has multiple priorities in life but make this list as SHORT as possible]______.

5. I will share this plan with three people that I trust to hold me accountable. They are:

____________and ____________and ____________.

6. Consistent effort leading to the eventual achievement of this goal will pay off because:

___[No limits! Make this list as LONG as you can!]_____________________________.

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