Goal setting and new years resolutions

 

It’s about that time of year to talk goal setting and new
years resolutions. As I sit here in the airport waiting for
my plane back home from London to Stockholm
I’ve got some time to reflect on 2014 and think about how to
make 2015 even better.

It’s my own personal opinion, but I think it’s better to set
REAL goals for next year as opposed to setting traditional
resolutions.

Why?

Goals are concrete and resolutions are not.

I’m sure you’ve had a new year where you’ve given yourself
several new years resolution only to realize that when the
end of that year rolled around all of your resolutions were
just that – still just resolutions.

When you say things like I want to make $20,000 a month in
network marketing by the end of next year as a resolution
you’re not being fair to yourself.

In most cases all that’s really backing that resolution is a
bit of wishful thinking.

Mentally the above resolution translates into something more
like this when left as just a resolution . . .

“Wouldn’t it be great if I was making $20,000 a month in
network marketing by the end of next year?”

Well the answer is “yeah it would.” But how are you going
to get there?

Thoughts like that don’t really create action, and well,
without action “ain’t much gonna happen.”

I can tell you from personal experience it is possible to
make this resolution a reality, but you gotta change the
way you think about things.

From this point last year to today I’ve gone from making
just a few thousand a month online to (at this point) tipping
$28,000 a month. The funny thing is I never set any new
years resolutions based on income.

I set goals based on results.

Things like . . .

“I want to increase my lead flow by 20 leads a day by the end
of the year.”

It may not sound like much, but at the end of the year, 365
days later, that means 7300 more leads than last year, and
that ain’t bad. That’s 7300 more people to get to know that
I didn’t get to know last year.

So if I can give you a great new years resolution based on
what I know has worked for me, it would be . . .

“Instead of new years resolutions, I’m going to set new
years GOALS that I can quantify down to the smallest
detail, and then focus on them until they are achieved.”

To the top,
/Carsten

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