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Posted by on Jan 9, 2010

As you know, at the end of December I posted my online goals for 2010. I set goals every year, whether they’re big or low expectation goals. I truly believe that if one doesn’t set goals, then they have nothing to look forward to or to try to achieve. I know it’s not a universal belief, but that’s mine.

I also recognize that when it comes down to it, many people have absolutely no idea how to set goals, or any kind of idea towards a process which might help them set goals. I do it often, not relying only on the goals I put on this blog and my other two blogs, because there has to be some measurable goals that I know I can hit if I persevere. Whenever you achieve something, it inspires you to try to achieve something else.

Just today, for instance, I went to a goal setting retreat. A friend of mine was holding it at his house, and invited a number of people over to participate in the process. His eventual plan is to create something he’ll be able to market. As we went through the process over just over 4 hours, it was fun and enlightening to share each others goals and to find ways to articulate just what it is that we all hope to do for 2010 and further into the future. That’s actually a good way to go with goal setting, in a group, as long as no one in the group is either a downer or dominates the entire process.

Anyway, back to you. I have two things for you that you can decide to download that might help you plan your goals. The first I posted previously here, which are some goals worksheets you can download that were created by Paul Myers of TalkBiz News. The second I just uploaded from my own stash, which are a different set of goals worksheets. This download is only one file, though it has 34 pages; the other has multiple files.

Take your pick, or download both and choose which one you think works better for you. Go ahead, dream, and dream big; we have things to do, places to go, and money to make (yeah, I changed it up). Success, everyone!

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11 Comments »

Good morning, Mitch.

I downloaded your goal-setting worksheet and it looks like a really good tool for helping someone set goals.

I liked that it included things to eliminate, too.

Thanks for providing it for us. I appreciate it.

Act on your dream!

JD
.-= John Dilbeck´s last blog ..Jan 6, Weblogs – Dream Tools =-.

January 9th, 2010 | 11:51 PM
Mitch:

Thanks John. I’m glad those worksheets will work for you, and hope to be reading about some your goals at some point later on on either you one of your blogs are one of your website. 😉

January 10th, 2010 | 12:29 AM
Brad West:

Hey Mitch,

The goal subject has been around forever. Most people that I know half heartedly say they set goals and the only time they may remember they have goals is if you ask them. The real truth is most real successful people write down their goals and are disciplined to do it everyday.

Here is a thought, goal setting and subjecting your goals to reiteration everyday is a key to success. If you can’t sit down and do this simple task, especially when knowing full well focusing on goals is a common thread with successful people. How can you truly expect to be successful?

It’s all about discipline and feeding your subconscious mind. I use a spiral notebook every morning I take the dogs out and sit on the deck with a coffee and rewrite my goals. I keep my goal list around 10, when writing I include myself, the action I will take then end each goal, then a time or date it will be accomplished by. I have found it pretty amazing how things seem to get done real close to the target date with out sweating over the task I just focus on the action.

I actually downloaded both packages.
Love this stuff because it works.
Thanks
Brad West ~ onomoney
.-= Brad West´s last blog ..How Do You Value Your Time =-.

January 10th, 2010 | 1:32 AM
Mitch:

Thanks for your feedback, Brad. Actually, I like to use a process from the book Get Clients Now to plot monthly goals. One is always very realistic, while the other two are things I want to work on. Then I have 10 action steps that are supposed to keep me on track for those goals. I’ll usually throw one in that doesn’t quite fit those goals, but fits my overall yearly goals, that being to work out. I throw it in there because you have a monthly tracking sheet for what you did every day, and I need to look at the sheet to see how good or bad I’m doing. Without that, I won’t work out at all, which is a shame. 🙂

January 10th, 2010 | 10:18 AM

Mitch I have download your goal worksheet, I think the worksheet is very nice, I will have to use it.

I have read your previous post about your goal on 2010, Hope you can fulfill your goal.
.-= chandan´s last blog ..Most favorite blogs of work at home blogger =-.

January 10th, 2010 | 5:26 AM
Mitch:

Thanks Chandan; I’m certainly going to try. And I hope those worksheets work out for you as well.

January 10th, 2010 | 10:15 AM
Mitch:

No, I don’t know anything about that software. It was the only program that came up in all my affiliates that addressed goal setting.

January 10th, 2010 | 6:03 PM

Hi Mitch.

Thanks for the worksheets. I downloaded and filled them out and have put them on the wall beside my bed. I read them every morning and last thing at night. I find it helps keep me focused on them.

January 11th, 2010 | 12:03 PM
Mitch:

Way to go, Danny. I hope it helps you attain all your goals and dreams.

January 11th, 2010 | 2:45 PM

I set my 2010 goals in my mind. Less than 5. No need software to keep track. Working hard to reach them now.
.-= Jayce´s last blog ..How to hack Facebook account profile =-.

January 12th, 2010 | 10:49 PM
Mitch:

I hope that works for you, Jayce. However, just so you know, studies have shown that more people reach their goals by writing them down than by keeping them in their head. You might be the exception; good luck.

January 12th, 2010 | 10:55 PM