Here in the hustle at the end of one year and the beginning of a new, it seems like everyone is talking about resolutions. The Oxford Dictionary defines resolution as “a firm decision to do or not to do something.” Success does depend on deciding to do a thing, but there is more to achievement than deciding and leaving the results to chance.
If you want to achieve remarkable things in 2023, take the next few days to get Clarity around what you want to do, clear the distractions to Focus, and strategize to get those Results.
Paul J. Meyer, founder of Success Motivation Institute, said, “If you aren’t making the progress you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals aren’t clearly defined.” Over the years this has proven so true in my life and the lives of my clients.
- Clarity: Do you have extreme clarity on your goals for 2023? Far too many people have clarity around what they don’t want in business and in their personal life rather than what they really want their future to look like. What matters most in your life and business? Hazy goals produce hazy results. SMART goals produce tangible results: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely.
- Focus: Goals are meant to supply direction. This means you should have just a few significant goals. The more goals you have, the less focus is available. You will only achieve those goals to which you are fully committed. Meyer also said, “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.” Everything in that statement will exponentially take your power to focus to a new level.
- Results: Results are tied to your system. A goal is the end-result you want to achieve personally and professionally. To really achieve an important goal, it is critical to have a system- a strategy.
You can’t keep doing what you’ve always done and expect different results. John Dryden said, “We first make our habits and then our habits make us.” Your daily routine and rituals, daily huddles with team members and focus on high-payoff activities are the keystone of your personal and professional life. Putting these systems in place will earn you the desired results.
Now, find a little time over the next week to sit down with your notetaking app of choice and get some clarity, focus, and results to guide you through 2023. You can find more resources at Achievable.com.