You know, it's exactly 2 weeks to 2008!
It shouldn't matter that New Year is approaching, after all, in many respects, it's just another day but, well, for most of us it's an opportunity to start afresh on our quest toward achieving our goals and moving our lives onto the next level.
You're probably looking forward to a fresh start too, right?
But before you do, before you're ready to 'quit' 2007 and move on to a fresh year and a fresh set of goals I want you to do something for me.
Actually, I want you to do something FOR YOU!
Something that will propel your goals onward and upward in 2008 and make them so much more likely to be achieved.
Actually, I want you to do 2 things and I really, really hope you'll take the time to do them both.
Because if you do them, I can guarantee without a shadow of a doubt that the results you'll gain from pursuing your goals in 2008 and beyond will be far faster and far greater than you could possibly imagine.
What do I want you to do?
Well, like I said, it's 2 things.
First, I want you to create a VICTORY JOURNAL.
Don't know what a victory journal is?
It's very simple, it's a journal of all the small victories that you've achieved throughout 2007.
You could log the places you've been, the things you've learned, the projects you've completed, the things you've bought, the experiences you've had, in fact, you can log ANYTHING that has made you feel good throughout the year.
Anything that has made you feel like a winner.
Anything that felt like a victory, hence; victory journal!
Why is this important?
Well, because sometimes on our journey toward achieving our goals, we let the process of achievement become a bit of a chore, a task that must be completed, something to be gotten 'out of the way'.
Whe we do this, we barely register the goal as a success, we rarely allow ourselves to feel like winners and we rarely acknowledge the small victory we've just had.
And that's a shame because we turn a really powerful and life-changing event (accomplishing our goals actually changes our lives) into a chore on a to-do list and we miss the chance to savour the feeling of being a winner.
And so we enter the New Year thinking 'I hope I do better this year' and ignore the many great things that happened for us in the last one.
Create that Victory Journal!
Write down a list of all the really great accomplishments of 2007.
In fact, write a list of ANY accomplishments of 2007!
I promise you, once you create a victory journal of your own and actually see what you've accomplished, you'll be so much more motivated to move toward your new goals in 2008.
Feel free to post 'em here on this blog or set up a blog of your own.
Of course, you could also just use good old pen and paper too : )
But write the list ok?
I said there were two things...
Seconds, with the victories fresh in your mind, I want you to start your goals list for 2008 TODAY!
Seriously, dare to be different and plan your 2008 goals well in advance of the New Year.
Better still, start a new MAGIC Hundred as of Jan 1st but have it ready-written so that you can come 'out of the gate' in the best way possible when the bells ring in 2008.
Make your goals specific, make them exciting, make them detailed and then set about making them real!
Two simple steps, but I guarantee you, if you employ them both, you'll be stunned at how many goals you achieve within the first 100 days of 2008.
Truth, joy and love
P.S - The MAGIC Hundred Coaching Program starts January!