“The trouble with most of us is that we make happiness our goal instead of aiming at something higher, loftier and nobler” – Billy Graham.

 

Self imposed limits keep us  in a box – thus our goals are limited to the size of the box.

 

The trouble with goals is that we think about them and then we get back to work.

 

In 2017, there is a simple process.

 

Goals:

Where and what is it you want to do?

What is the outcome you want to accomplish?

Find it and write it down. 

Write it down. 

Write it down. 

Now go and write it down. 

 

Gold:

What is gold for you? 

It is different for each of us. 

To the Olympic Athlete, the only gold is the Gold Medal. 

For the college senior, gold is the diploma. 

For the person in debt, gold is being completely out of debt. 

For the hungry person, gold is just some food. 

What is gold for you?

If you have a goal without gold, you are not going to have an easy time getting there.

What is the gold in the goal for you?

Find it, write it, own it and make it your own.

It will drive you.

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Go for it:

Stop hesitating.

Stop procrastinating.

Stop thinking about it. 

This year simply go for it.

Once you have a goal and you know the gold, the rest is just hard work – you all already know how to do that part.

 

This week I want you work on your goals for next year.  I mean I want you to get serious and really think about them.  What is is going to make this year different for you. Think about it, what can you come up with?  Are you still at the same place you were last year, or just a little bit further?  How do you expect to be any place better a year from now?  If you are not growing, then you are shrinking.  Get up and get rolling – today – now.

 

Define a goal.  Define what the gold is in it for you.  Make sure it is a gold medal for you.  Make sure it is an outcome that you want to go for.  Make sure you have passion.  Make sure you get excited.  How else are you going to take ownership of the goal?  Without your ownership, it is not going to happen.  You have to know why and the why has to be in you, part of you, get you excited.

 

Example 1:

Well Manny, my goal is to increase sales by 20% in 2017. 

Why?

 Da, da, da. 

But how excited are you?

Excited?

Are you kidding me. 

But I think maybe, just possibility we can do it. 

I think I am excited. 

Can’t  you tell.

No I can’t.

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Example 2:

Manny our goals is to take our sales up 20% because -

By doing that we are going to be able to move into our new offices.

By doing that we are going to be able to pay our credit line down.

By doing that I am going to get a huge bonus.

By doing that we will become the 3rd top company in the region.

By doing so I will be able to hire the help we need to grow even more the following year.

By doing so I will be able to take my children to Disney – yes.

 

What is your gold – how can you go for something if you don’t have gold?

 

All I am trying to tell you is that for goals to work, you have to really own them.  Think about the things in your life that have worked.  Think about your commitment and ownership of them.  Do you think they would ever have worked with out there being some gold at the end.

 

Do 2-3 goals for next year in each of the 5 areas of your life:

Business

Home

Faith

Financial

Family

Personal.

 

 

Do it this week – do it today.  But please do it.

 

 

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