Refocus Your Energy on Your Goals

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At GirlMogul we’re big on goals, low on resolutions.  Resolutions are big sweeping statements about what you wish you would happen.  Goals are specific, tactical with a clear end and a timeframe. A resolution is to start a business.  A goal is to select your business name and incorporate it.  Or in another familiar example,  resolution is to lose weight.  A goal is to lose five pounds by January 31st.

Of course to get your goals, there may be a whole host of smaller steps.  After one does not get from no weight loss to five by wishing alone.   Neither does one decide, willy-nilly to pick a business name without checking some crucial steps off of the to-do list.  But as you can see these specific, discrete goals give something to really aim for.  And you can truly celebrate your accomplishments.

I am heading out on vacation next week and I find that this is both good and bad.  I finally have some time to slow down and think. I come back with tons of great ideas, but I also lament how little I have accomplished. Some years, it seems as if I am in the same place I was the year before.

But this year I became super tactical with my goals.  And I have made tremendous progress.  But recently, with the begininng of spring I found my self re-evaluating my goals.  And I urge you to do the same.  Now, I didn’t reverese course or head off in a new direction.

Instead I refined my path, re-defined some priorities, moving one project up on the to-do list.  I also renewed my vow to write down my goals for the next five months every day.  This simple technique is incrediably powerful and it takes but a few mintues. If you do it first thing in the morning you will be crystal clear and focused on what you need to do for the whole day.

It’s an incrediably powerful tool, and I urge you, with the change of seasons, to take the time to recommit to your goals this year. If you had resolutions, then take one and turn it into a goal – perhaps make it smaller or more specific with a short, one or two month timeframe.  Write out the to-do list that will make this happen – maybe it’s five steps.  Write and live these steps for the next 30 days AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS…

Please – tell us about it  – tell us what your goal is and what happens when you write it down every day and FOCUS on it for the next 30 days…


New Year’s Resolutions – Start Small for Big Results!

Making New Year's Resolutions that Count
Making New Year's Resolutions that Count

Hey everyone! I’m super excited about the new year, and I really think 2010 is going to good. On New Year’s Eve, we hear everyone making resolutions. After always making them and never following through, I decided to listen to some friends’ and adults’ resolutions, and see if they ever follow through with them.

I heard a lot of my friends make resolutions like getting a new item (like some kind of electronic) or saving enough to buy something. I heard a lot of adults make resolutions to lose weight, be more active, or change their lives. So far, almost everyone I talked to told me that they never really follow through with their resolutions. After all, it’s really hard to achieve something for an entire year. So, I was wondering: what is the secret to making and completing a New Year’s resolution?

Don’t fear, GirlMoguls, I have found the answer! The key to making a good New Year’s resolution is starting small! I know, it sounds weird right? But, I found out from my mom and her friends that the most successful resolutions were the ones that were easy to do every day, and consistently. For instance, my mom made the resolution to start a savings fund, but did it by putting away one dollar every single day in the morning. And, guess what? She did it! It was a small task that she could incorporate into her every day routine, making it a resolution she could achieve. So, remember GirlMoguls, when you are thinking of that kind of resolution to make this year, try and think of something small that you can incorporate into your everyday life. My resolution is going to be what my mom did, I think it’s a great and easy way to save up for the future. What’s your resolution for 2010?

GirlMogul Lily
GirlMogul Lily

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