Today is a day for goals!

Napoleon Hill from Success magazine asked this to an audience once.

“What is the average number of times that a person tries to achieve a new goal before they give up?”

“Most people give up before they even try. Even though they want to improve their lives, increase their income, accomplish more, most people respond with I can’t in their head and give up before even starting.” – This is from the book “Living your best life ever” by Darren Hardy.

So you are ABOVE AVERAGE just for trying!

Here is another quote from Darren Hardy’s book that I’m reading.

“Top people have very clear goals. They know who they are and they know what they want. They write it down and they make plans for its accomplishment. Unsuccessful people carry their goals around in their head like marbles rattling around in a can, and we say a goal that is not in writing is merely a fantasy. And everybody has fantasies, but those fantasies are like bullets with no powder in the cartridge. People go through life shooting blanks without written goals” and that’s the starting point.

I used to make the mistake of not writing them down.

I never reached those goals.. because they weren’t clear and written down.

Ever since I’ve been writing them down I’ve been reaching them.

It kind of makes me wish I could go back and start writing down goals earlier in life. I would have accomplished so much more.

If you are fine with the way your life is now, and want to continue to be in the shape you are in, have the life you have, and not aspire to do better… then you can continue to dream in your head instead of writing down goals and achieving them.

Here are some rules to follow when setting your goals.

1. Write them down.
2. Set them big but within reason.
3. Be specific. Write a target weight and a target date. If you don’t set a due date then it’s never ending.
4. Visualize your results. (take some time each morning to visualize how it would be to have your dream body, how would it feel, what would you do)
5. Reward yourself for success. (Not with food, get yourself something small that you’ve wanted)
6. State your goal as “I am” and in the positive.Example: “I am my ideal weight of 170 lbs. by September 1, 2015″You can copy it just like the above example and just fill in your weight and target date.

Not “I want to lose” or “I wish to lose”

If you write your goal as “I want” then you have already achieved it because you currently want to lose xx pounds right?

Ok so think up your goal and put it to paper. Post it up where you can see it every day.

Your Friend and Coach

Darren Letourneau