Here we are at the close of another year, dancing at dusk and waiting for the dawning of another year, but do we know what it will take to achieve absolute success in 2018? Do we know what absolute success is?
Absolute Success is REVEALING.
When most people start hearing about absolute success, they get scared, but they shouldn’t. Absolute success is the realization of how far you’ve come, and how you got there. We can all have absolute success by understanding the process of achieving our goals.
Everyone has goals of some kind, although most of us don’t really put much thought into how we set those goals or what they are. We kind of meander through life, hoping we get where we want to go… Do we know our destination?
You see, there are three quick and easy ways to achieve absolute success, and I’m going to share them here with you, but first, you’ll have to know how to set your goals.
Learn how to establish an ultimate life goal, and the goals you need to achieve your absolute success.
1 – Determine the one thing you desire to accomplish in your lifetime that cannot be accomplished in your lifetime. This is a goal that will continue long after you’re gone, and will live on in infamy, with the actions you set into motion during your life.
2 – Write down your lifetime goal. Put it into print in a way that you can refer to, defer to, and reestablish frequently during your lifetime. Some consider this to be their life mission and print it out with a nice mat to frame and hang over their headboard, or above their desk.
3 – Share your lifetime goal with those who will help you to achieve it. This could be family or friends, maybe a neighbor or classmate. Be sure this person with whom you share your deepest desire will support your efforts.
4 – Break your lifetime goal into steps and bite sized pieces that can be achieved in 15 years, in 10 years, in 5 years, and year by year, month by month.
5 – Plan how you will achieve each of these goals. Step-by-step your goal will happen, and you’ll be achieving your ultimate goal, by achieving each of the smaller goals, one at a time.
6 – Don’t stop. Know that after you achieve each small goal, there will be another goal and keep moving toward your ultimate lifetime goal. Every step is one step closer, but you can’t afford to sit and take it all in because you’ve got another step waiting to be taken. Keep moving.
7 – Celebrate every single victory as you’re taking that next important step. One fun and easy way to do this is to make each victory a stepping stone toward the next goal.
3 Ways to Absolute Success in 2018
Setting out to achieve your goals from the beginning is the first part of achieving them, but knowing how to line them up for absolute success is the best method possible.
And here are your three specific ways to achieve your 2018 goal.
Know where you want to be at the end of the year.
Define it. Describe where you’ll be in a vivid, pictorial way, using the five senses to visualize the success you’ll have achieved when you reach your goal for 2018. Write that down. Know where it fits on your lifetime goal from above, and specify why this year’s goal is important to you. Be specific in this, because you need to know exactly where you’re going this year.
Never give up. Keep going toward your goal.
Determine your partners for the year’s actions and accountability.
Secret: I found this past year that it was easier knowing who my partners were and achieving my goals when they didn’t realize who they were. One of my accountability partners may figure it out reading this… But in general, I found that letting the “partners” know who they were this past year might have been a bigger deterrent than it was a benefit that they hold me accountable.
Some years, you have to swing without protection, simply because that’s the rope life hands you.
The perfect number of partners here is 3. More than three is too many, less than three and you may lose them all before the end of the year. I lost an accountability partner a few months into the year and she was irreplaceable. Flying with two is better than none, and you really can get through it with just two, but start out with three so you for sure have enough.
You may be wondering how they can hold you accountable if they don’t know they’re doing it… When you tell your friends something you want to do, they will automatically ask “How are you doing with that?” and you have to answer. Either good or bad, you’ll have to answer that. The answer is accountability. And I’ll tell you straight up, when you realize the answer is negative, or you haven’t achieved your goal… You’re going to feel bad about it. You’ll work far harder to be able to give a glowing report next time.
Plan for celebration when you achieve your goals for the year.
Schedule these in advance for specific times during the year when you’ll have achieved your goal. Make the last celebration of the year during the holiday season, or just after the first of the next year, so you can have your completed goal in view. Be sure each celebration is a kick off to the next portion of your goal and announce the next phase during the celebration. You can do this either as part of the celebration, or as an announcement specifically of your goal.
Write this all down in your monthly calendar, and keep track of where you are on each goal at least weekly if not daily.
As the sun sets on 2018, be sure you have your goals for 2019 in place. Do this annually, before the close of each year and you’ll be ready to take on the next phase of your life. Better yet, you’ll be working toward your life goals. Don’t stop. Keep moving forward, one step at a time.
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