2012: The year of everything.
New year, new resolutions. At one stage, like most of you, I’d set new year’s resolutions, only to see them fade into obscurity come the end of January. Eventually, I stopped bothering with new year’s resolutions. What’s the point if you can’t keep them?
As my life suddenly changed direction 5 years ago, I learnt the importance of goal-setting. Now, I firmly believe in setting goals and, more importantly, in implementing an action plan to actually achieve those goals.
For most people, the sad reality is that 2012 will be the same as 2011, the same as 2010 and the same as the 10 years before that. People talk about making change, but when it comes to the crunch, they generally can’t be bothered doing anything about it.
Personally, I’m determined that 2012 is going to be a landmark year. 2011 was pretty good, but there’s room for much improvement in 2012. In order to hold myself more accountable to the goals I’ve set for 2012, I’m going to break with the travel-themed postings and am laying out some of my targets for your scrutiny. If I lose sight of my vision, you’ve got permission to kick my butt!
1. I earn a minimum of $2,000 per week residual income by 1stDecember 2012 (Yes, it’s possible).
2. I have bought Davina and myself a brand new car by 15thDecember 2012.
3. Davina, Liam and I are on the Cancun mega DreamTrip in August.
4. Davina and I are in London for the 2012 Olympics.
5. I completed the 2012 Argus Cycle Tour in 4hrs 30mins (Want to join me?).
6. I am attending at least one international travel business training in 2012.
7. I have reduced my body fat by another 5% in 2012.
8. I proudly own a Canon 10-20mm wide angle camera lens.
9. I donate 10% of income earned from all income streams to charity.
10. I save 10% of income earned.
11. I am taking Davina to a luxury lodge in the Kruger Park in 2012.
12. I have completed a digital camera course by December 2012.
13. I am committed to helping 3 remarkable people achieve their goals and dreams in 2012 (Are you one of them?).
What’s important when setting goals is that you write them down as if they’ve already happened. Write your goals in the present tense. If you write your goals as “I will…” or “I intend to…”, your subconscious hears it as something in the future, not as something that is a concrete reality.
So, there they are….my targets for 2011. Will you help keep me on track please?