By Carl Massy: Don’t bite off more than you can chew. In particular, more than you can chew at once.
Here is a great quote “The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.” Kahlil Gibran
Studies show that if you try to achieve two or three big goals at once you are more likely to fail at all of them, than if you aimed at one big goal at a time. How is that for common sense? And right on from that statement, how many times have we tried to tick off a few really big goals at a time? We have all these great things we want to achieve in this year (as determined by our New Year’s Resolutions), but if we try and do them all at the same time we are likely to miss out all together.
The trick is to focus on one big thing at a time. Maybe you want to give up smoking and also not put on weight from giving up smoking. The suggestion is that you focus on giving up smoking first, and then you turn you focus to the weight issue. Don’t try to rush, or you might trip up.
So select your number one goal and focus on this one like a laser. Once you have ticked that one off, then it is time to switch to the next big goal you had.
The other great Goal Setting Tip is:
Write down your Primary (most important) Goal EVERY day. This will keep it at the front of your conscious and subconscious mind.