As we hurtle towards 2017, with relief, gratitude or just anticipation, many of us choose this time to set our goals.
I’ve been someone who writes down goals and works towards them since I was about 23 and discovered Anthony Robbins. I cannot tell you how much I gained from daily actions towards documented goals but at 26, I had bought my second ever house which was my dream home. My house was half built when I first walked round it – and was already sold to someone else – but it just felt instantly like where I should be living and though I had no idea how the hell I’d get it, I told the agent it was going to be mine. He continued to try and get me to take another on the very small development but I said “Call me when the sale falls through”. I knew it would. I’m writing from my dream home now. I still don’t recall how I was able to secure what was a massive mortgage at the time, nor how I negotiated a very good valuation on my old house as a part exchange but I did and being here changed everything.
In my 30’s (which I’m rapidly coming to the end of now), my goal setting hasn’t changed but my achievement has really slowed down. I could blame being content in my family life, being busy with two young children, running the business through challenging economic conditions but mostly, I think I simply lost my laser like focus, so it’s time to bring that back in 2017.
I won’t publicly declare all my goals here but a few that I will track throughout the year on this blog.
1. Add £100,000 of value to my home.
2. Make this blog a huge success in Year 1. I’m aiming for it to win at least 1 award and top at least 1 league table.
3. Feel good, do good. Ignore the negative and embrace the positive.
What are your goals for 2017? How ridiculously ambitious are you going to be? I don’t want you to limit yourself to a little goal. What’s that big stretch goal you’re embarrassed about sharing? Tell me, and I’ll be with you for your journey too!
As this blog is brand new, I’m hosting a competition. Win a £25 Amazon Gift card simply by entering using the Gleam widget below. You’ll be helping me achieve my No. 2 goal of making this blog a success and I’ll be giving one of you £25 to use towards your goal. But not just that, remember the Random Acts of Kindness this blog is all about? Well, I’ll be reading all the blog comments and some of you might get some help along the way, just because…
Do good today! I’m rooting for you.