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Friday, January 02, 2009

It's My Time in 2009: Goal Life

Hello Neighbors!

I hope you all sailed through the holidays and into the New Year safely and happily. I've heard from many of you that 2009 will be the year you get back on track with healthy living after weight loss surgery. ME TOO!!! I'm calling it "It's My Time in 2009!" Join me! I do not mean this in a selfish way, I simply mean that I want to put myself back on my priority list. And I intend to do this by committing daily to take care of myself, to live well physically, mentally and spiritually. The founder of EzineArticles (where my articles are syndicated) Christopher Knight posted on FaceBook today, "I don't do New Years Resolutions: Instead, I re-commit daily to what's most important to me. Every day is a good day to re-commit."

What a great reminder. Every day is a good day to re-commit.

I've written that down & posted it front and center on my first of the year clean bulletin board. Just this simple reminder will help me stay focused on my goals for 2009. I will also be getting help from Gary Ryan Blair - The Goals Guy and fellow Ezine Articles syndicated writer. He is motivational and simply smart about making a life plan and achieving it. When we have weight loss surgery most of us go into it with a "goal weight" in mind. It is a tangible way to measure our success or failure with this last-ditch dieting effort. It is also a great source of agony for many of us. Perhaps it was unrealistic, or we had complications that were unforeseen. The goal alludes us and we feel like failures.

It doesn't have to be this way. What if we consciously set "Goal Life" instead of "Goal Weight"? Instead of focusing on goal weight what if we actively envision the way our life will be as healthy weight people?

In the article below Gary writes, "Don't tiptoe toward your goal, walk confidently...before it waltz's off into the arms of neglect."

Goal Life. That's where I'm headed in 2009. Please join me.

Take Action On Your Goals
By Gary Ryan Blair

The odds that you'll succeed without taking action are about the same as winning the lottery without buying a ticket!

For those times when you feel trapped, stressed, or in a prison of your own making, take purposeful action. It's your Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card!

In real estate, it's location, location, location. In goal-setting its action, action, action! You can't just stick out your thumb and hitchhike your way to success. You've got to roll up your sleeves and do the work that needs to be done. The acid test of goal setting is purposeful action.

Be seduced by the attractiveness of your goal. Inaction leads to impotence. Taking purposeful action immunizes you from “Goal Parkinson's,” a long, slow goodbye to your dreams.

A quality life is accomplished when thoughtful attention, goal setting, and purposeful action click into position.

Whether your dream is to be or not to be is largely dependent upon your actions! The cure for the ills of procrastination is a heavy prescription of action, until the day arrives when your dreams and their achievement are one in the same. Until you cannot tell them apart! And when that day arrives, dream bigger dreams and take more action.

A good plan will almost always get you in the door, but it is action that seals the deal. So you want a guarantee? Well here it is: Without purposeful action, the only guarantee is failure and mediocrity!

Don't tiptoe toward your goal, walk confidently...before it waltz's off into the arms of neglect.

Dreams become reality through one simple mode of transportation: purposeful action. The
continuation of bad habits, such as procrastination, is like having an addiction to weapons of mass destruction.

It is tragically un-hip to procrastinate. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people never display their true potential; it never has an opening night… never makes a debut. The bulk of potential resides deep within each individual just waiting to come out. And it stays there because people are afraid.

The mechanics of achieving a goal make it easy for people to relate to the necessity of action. But when action is not purposeful, it can be an Achilles heel.

When we operate without planning, we remain forever scattered and confused. You're always busy, but not much gets accomplished. Without a deeper appreciation and application of planning, the most you can expect is marginal improvement.

Intimidate your fears through purposeful goal-directed activity. Since when is being the underdog any reason for not pursuing your dreams?

Remember—it's not the size of the dog in the fight… it's the size of the fight in the dog!

Don't just pursue your goal… inhabit it! Wear it, act it, live it, taste it! Get committed—take action. Life is not a scratch-and-sniff test!

When you set a goal, there's distance between your current reality and desired reality.
Procrastination increases the distance and minimizes the chances of achievement.

Procrastination is the mother of regret. It postpones the future, aborts liftoff at the last minute. Unless you take action to achieve your goals, life becomes a constant series of postponements, cancellations, and missed opportunities.

You will never attain your goals simply by thinking and talking about them. You must take action!

Everything Counts!

Gary Ryan Blair is President of The A visionary and gifted conceptual thinker, Gary is highly regarded as a speaker, consultant, strategic planner, and coach to leading companies throughout the globe.

He helps business owners, corporate executives and sales professionals manage their time, set their priorities, and stay focused so they can achieve their goals, grow their business, and sustain a lasting competitive advantage. Visit to get more information.

Article Source: Take Action on Your Goals

1 comment:

Donna said...

There's a huge difference between being selfish and self-centered. We all deserve to be a little more self-centered once in a while! :)