How to Ensure Your SUCCESS in 2019

Well, 2019 is now here and as most people do you have probably set your self a few resolutions or goals for the coming year.

In the following post will look at setting goals, the use of planning and taking action in this blog. By using all 3 of these strategies to full effect in the coming year you will be setting yourself up for great success.

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Goals

If you are looking to start a new venture or really want to strive forward with the business, you are in you will most probably have set yourself some goals for achieving this. If not, why not?

Set your goals and write them down. Now writing them down is really important. You can have goals in mind and that is great but the trouble with that is that you can easily change or manipulate them without anyone knowing and probably while lying to yourself a little too. Once you write them down have them somewhere where you will see them each day. On your office desk, in your diary, on your mobile, as a screen saver on your computer even.

Writing them down means:

· They are there in black and white.

· You can read them whenever you want.

· You can have them to hand any time you are planning or changing plans to help attain your goals.

· They are there as a constant reminder of where you want to be and what you want to have.

I know many people have business plans and that is great, but I find goals are equally if not more important. Goals really give us something to work towards and we can have many given goals at one time.

Read my last post – How to Set Goals and Achieve Them – In 5 Steps

You can have your short term, medium-term and long-term goals all running together but all focusing on completely different areas. For me, I have daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and longer-term goals.

Why do I have so many? To help keep me focused.

My daily, weekly and even monthly goals are more refined. Daily and weekly almost more like a to-do list or goal. My monthly goals are far higher aiming. Normally business-related goals.

Anything above monthly goals tends to be my REALLY BIG goals. I have started going bigger with my longer-term goals as I feel it keeps me more focused and I find I don’t give up on them as easily.

Now I have started going bigger with my goals and the main reason for this – Grant Cardone! Now if you haven’t heard of him, I suggest you look him up. Grant is the creator of 10X. After reading his book I am now ready to set myself bigger goals. Although bigger goals mean bigger action! For me, bigger action is good. It means less time to procrastinate, to let fear set in or simply be lazy.

Some of my bigger goals can be the amount I want to earn in that year, how many books I will read in a year, where I will travel or big purchase items like cars etc.

One thing to point out is that once I set my goals they never change! I never downsize them to make them more attainable. That is the reason for setting my goals bigger because even if I do fall short, I will still have achieved more than if I were to have set a smaller goal.

Planning

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Once I set my goals I will plan and come up with strategies for reaching them. Now unlike my goals, my plans are something that I can keep changing and often do. If my original plan for reaching a goal is not working, then I will change it to something else that I may think will bring greater results.

To start your planning, it is best to have a fresh page for each goal. Write your goal at the top of the page and then start to write down strategies or things that you plan to take action on to help you reach your goal.

I tend to write my goal and then have a list of bullet points underneath. Then I will have actions for each bullet point at the end of my plans.

E.G.

GOAL

· Strategy 1

· Strategy 2

· Strategy 3

Strategy 1

This is where I will write how I carry this strategy out, what exact measures I will take.

Strategy 2

I repeat as above for each strategy I have bullet-pointed and I will keep going until I have completed ways in which I am going to take action to reach this goal.

Now as I said before I repeat this for every goal. This may seem time-consuming but believe me, committing it onto paper is very worthwhile. Now you can choose whether you handwrite it or type it, the choice is entirely yours, just make sure to have it written down somewhere, so you can read it whenever you choose.

I like to handwrite mine as I feel it commits it to memory better for me and I find writing by hand very therapeutic at times. However, this can be more time-consuming in the long run as I rewrite the whole page when I change or update strategies relating to a particular goal.

FIND A WAY THAT WORKS FOR YOU AND DO IT!

Now one other thing that I feel is vitally important at this point it to plan to set time aside to work on these. Your business goals should be given priority unless you have very pressing health goals that you need to reach to enable you to work on your business.

Try to set aside time daily just to work on reaching your goals. Now, this is not as hard as it sounds as if you are working on business goals you will have time set aside anyway. Now you are just going to be more focussed on what you are going to be doing as you will be following your strategies.

Taking Action

Now that you have set your goals and done your planning it is time to TAKE ACTION. This is going to be the most important part of making this year a success. Along with setting goals taking action to reach those goals is a must. You will never reach your goals or further yourself in any area without taking action!

You must always put in the work if you want success. The harder you work the quicker you will reach success.

Grant Cardone also covers taking big action in his 10x book which I have taken notes from along with Mel Robbins – 5 Second Rule

. I would highly recommend you read their books or even look them up on YouTube. Both address ways to help you take more action, bigger action than you have done previously and as I have already stated action = success.

Take Action
Set aside time EVERY day to take action on reaching your goals. Now every day mean seem a lot but if you want to succeed you got to commit. Now, this doesn’t need to be vast amounts of time, although that will get you reaching success quicker. Just be sure to do something that will move you forward. You may be having the busiest day ever with family or vacation or whatever just do 1 thing every day.

Even if it is only making 1 phone call, writing down 1 or 2 ideas, sending 1 email. Just make sure that every single day you do at least 1 thing.

e.g. if I have 2 goals, one to get more exercise and 1 to read more books I can get creative about working on these 2 goals at once. I will listen to an audiobook while exercising, driving OR doing household chores.

If you want it, you will find a way!

It can be as quick as 2-3 minutes of your time so there is no excuse. Hell, you can do it on your phone in the loo if you need to just make sure and get it done!

Now not all action will bring results, you may at times take action and it can be the wrong action, but you have tried it and if it doesn’t work you can change it. What is important is that you are always striving forward, keeping in motion, moving on and never becoming stuck or stagnant.

One failure does not mean you quit, it means that way didn’t work for you. Many great people say that their success inbuilt on failures. What is important is that you keep going, keep TAKING ACTION!

6 thoughts on “How to Ensure Your SUCCESS in 2019”

  1. as the year starting, this is very useful strategy, thank you for sharing your thoughts, I find the goal planning tool set to be very helpful to keep us on track, everyone has dreams, very few follow through, I guess having your goals written and read them everyday not only keeps you in check, but also creates the emotional strength needed to stay on your goals and overcoming obstacles

    Although almost every get rich book talks about the value of setting goals and reading them everyday, I guess some of us need a deeper dive into their lives, looking at their personal, mental and emotional state, and make sure they have the right ground of building such goals, one of the books I found very useful in this arena is Brene Brown, the gift of imperfection.

    Amer 

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    • Hi Amer and thanks for your comment, I’ll be sure to check the book out.  Yes, many people set goals but don’t take the actions needed to reach them. By planning what action is needed and taking action every day it will help keep you on track to hitting those goals, often quicker than you thought possible.

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  2. Hi, 

    Thanks for sharing. I totally agree with your post. In my case I do a goal in different areas of my life: financial, personal, relational and spiritual. Also, I recently adopted the S.M.A.R.T. goal principle when creating my goals. 

    My yearly goals are usually hard to achieve in one sitting and I purposely did that. To achieve my yearly goal (my big hairy audacious B.H.A.G. goals) I have to break it down into smaller goals like what you said. I have quarterly, monthly, and weekly goals which all directs to achieving my yearly goal. 

    It has been working for me, but not perfectly. That is okay though. At least I become a better me every year 8 years in a row now. 🙂

    JG

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    • Hi John, I think more people are setting goals these days and I personally love using the SMART goal system, it works well for me.

      As for the yearly goals, I tend to really shoot for the stars, I rarely reach them in a year but find I accomplish more and am closer to it than I would have been setting smaller goals.

      Here’s to your success and goal getting in 2019

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  3. Thanks for the informative post! Planning to become successful in the online world entails making things happen by setting out a goal as well as implementing the right strategies to have the goal accomplished. It all starts by setting a realistic goal towards building an online empire together with working out plans to make things come to reality. Once this is done, getting results is guaranteed. Thanks for the great work!

    Israel Olatunji

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    • Thank you Israel, we all want results in our business and I believe goal setting to be crucial in helping us attain those results. If we focus on the goal and strategies and work hard the results will come.

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