Sitting here today talking with Bob about next year, we made a goal of shooting to be done with our 2nd mortgage by this day next year. We did a great blog for those looking to do their own goals that has some great resources (Goal Resource Blog) – check it out.
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Wow, even with paying off all our non house debt (to date over $125,000 in a little over 2 1/2 years and paid cash for over $25,000 of medical related expenses), this seems like a totally huge goal to attain!
What did we do to start? Well…I am sitting here working on our 2nd book in my PJ’s on New Years Eve and hanging out with our four kids. Bob put on his Dominos hat and is heading out to deliver pizzas for the night.
Even if we don’t hit it by new years eve next year, at least we will get farther with having stated it and written it on down and posted on our fridge to see each day.
What are your goals for 2012?
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- 2012 Earley Goals (ourearleylife.wordpress.com)
- 12 goals for 2012 (backtoherroots.com)
- Entreleadership Goals with Dan Miller - Dave Ramsey’s Entreleadership podcast with Dan Miller
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I love the start of a new year. So often times people take on a fresh glow of anticipation and hope for better things in life with the start of each new year. Almost like having Spring in the middle of winter. Things seem fresh and full of life about the possibilities that lay ahead.
I recently listed to Dan Miller’s podcast about the power that goal setting has had on his life both personally and professionally. If you haven’t had a chance to listen in on this particular podcast (Dan Miller podcast on goals), it is definitely worth listening to. I also enjoyed his discussion on Dave Ramsey’s Entreleadership podcast (Ramsey Entreleadership podcast with Miller). Like Dan, one of our hopes we have is that our readers of our blog as well as our latest book of Living Beyond Awesome (Living Beyond Awesome book) will gain the inspiration to write down their goals in order to achieve great things in life.
I enjoyed Dan’s perspective on goals…even if he doesn’t hit them every time that is okay. By having written goals, we are still 99% ahead of those that don’t as we are sure to go farther in life by having targets to shoot for. The analogy of setting a goal to finish a marathon is a perfect example. If one sets a time goal to finish in,but is a little off…who cares, they still completed their marathon and are better off than those that never took those first steps to start.
If you haven’t already, take a few minutes to write your goals down, just do it! (see Dan’s website for a free download of a goal setting template that is great to use at 48days Resources). Your time invested will definitely be well spent as you will hit new heights in your lives by writing your goals down. Use your written goal to launch you to the stars!
Live Beyond Awesome in 2012!