January 5: Review Your Goals

Remember the goals you wrote down?  Review them.  Look at them right now.

So many successful people write down or review their goals every single day, rather than just once a month, or once a year.  Many of them get into the habit of reviewing them in the morning and right before they fall asleep at night.  This can help us to remember and to focus repeatedly and consistently on what we want, and ensure that we take the necessary actions to make sure our goals come to fruition.  When we focus on what we want, long and hard and intensely enough, we will make it happen.

One of my friends shared this incredibly empowering idea:

Throughout the day, we can choose to consistently get into the habit of asking ourselves: “Is what I’m doing right now going to help me to accomplish what I want to?”  If we want to make this an empowering, useful habit, we can set an alarm to remind ourselves to ask this question, until it is a habit.

We can choose to remember:  To be the best possible version of ourselves it will take discipline, self-control, hard work, and consistency.  We are constantly re-creating ourselves with every thought we think, and with every action we take, or decide NOT to take.  It will all come down to the very personal decision to practice DISCIPLINE or NEGLECT.  The best and most useful content I have ever encountered about discipline and neglect is found on YouTube, for free.  Type Jim Rohn: Don’t neglect your mind, into the YouTube search engine for this short, but highly impactful, video.

We will never regret doing our best and sticking to a routine that helps us become a better version of ourselves, a little more each day.  We will gain SO MUCH from doing this.  Everyone around us will gain from it, too.

Is your Daily TO DO list OVERWHELMING?

Do your Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly Goals, sometimes just seem like TOO MUCH TO HANDLE?

Each day we wake up, WE ALREADY WON!  Everything else we accomplish is a BONUS!  Even if our best for the day simply includes one of our 20 items being checked off the list, if it truly was our best, WE WON!!!

Keep at it!  We can push through that discomfort, until we make the uncomfortable COMFORTABLE. Consistent practice and repetition makes the difficult, EASY.


That which we feed, nourish, pay attention to, and give energy to, will FLOURISH.  That which we decide to starve through neglect, will DIE.

Just like a garden that is well-tended to, produces a beautiful and valuable harvest, so it is with our minds.

Our minds are the gardens, the thoughts are the seeds. 

We can grow food, or we can grow weeds.

Imagine you are given only ONE WEEK left to live, and your body is shutting down too quickly to do much of anything…

What would you ruminate on?  What would you think about?  What would you wish you had done?  What TRULY mattered the very most to you?  What and who was MOST IMPORTANT to you?  Where did your feelings of significance, pride, and happiness come from?  What is the legacy you have left behind?

Make a quick mental or written list to answer these questions.  Just think of, or write down, the very first thing that pops into your head for each question.

Now, review the goals you have made.  NOW you have a purpose to recreate or slightly tweak your goals-goals that will empower you to live a life of greatness, and to live the life you want and deserve to live, not just for yourself, but for others, as well.  What will the new, improved, or additional, goals be??

Today’s challenge for myself:  Today I will review my goals, and throughout the day I will be mindful of which activities contribute to achieving them.  I will also be mindful of which activities distract me from accomplishing what I truly want.  I will recreate, improve, or add to, my goals, if and when I feel it is necessary.

Every day I will strive to be the best version of myself I can possibly be.

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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our realities.

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