Happy New Year! It's already January the 3rd. Time is waiting on none of us you hear me!? None of us.
If you have liked the Facebook page, you noticed on December 29, 2015, I posted a photo of a blank poster-board with the title “2016”. That poster-board is nailed to my home office wall. I’ve since updated that poster-board with a written list of >my< personal and professional goals for this year. I’ve shaded out most of the goals because… well, they’re mine. Everything isn’t to be shared with everybody. The older you get, the more you realize that less is more. Less talking, more doing. There's nothing wrong with motivating others or allowing yourself to be motivated by talking about future goals, but learn to keep most things (especially your goals) within and work like hell to accomplish them. You can share some things, while holding on to most things. It’s just better that way. Although I did choose to show some of the goals that are more generic in nature like “being more socially active this year.” I can be a bit of a race horse when it comes to working. I definitely left the mindset of “All work and no play…” behind in 2015. I don’t mind sharing that goal.
In the last blog of 2015, I mentioned that “writing my ideas and goals down” is something that I will do more of this year. I strategically put this poster-board right in front of my computer for accountability purposes. Every day I am forced to look at what I resolve for myself for 2016. When you write down your goals and ideas, and put them in front of you to see daily, you are putting a stamp into the atmosphere, into your spirit and into your psyche. You will find that you are intentionally and even unintentionally working on your goals because they have been subconsciously planted in your consciousness every day. That’s deep stuff. If mass marketers do it to get you spend money on products and food, why don’t you do it for yourself to improve your life?
Have you written your list down? Where is it located? If it’s on a notepad shuffled somewhere on your desk, tear it out and put it front and center in a place you look at daily. Make a copy and put it in your bathroom, your car, your nightstand and then get to work. Time is waiting on none of us.