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I know what you’re thinking (thanks Magnum PI!)…

“Here’s another New Year’s Eve prognostication.” Or maybe you’re saying to yourself, “Not another Resolutions post!”

Wait.  If you’ve read this far then you’re hoping, feeling or thinking, “Maybe this will be different.”  And it is. 

When a new year, or in this case a new decade, arises it is very easy to reflect upon the past and focus and plan for the future.  You want to lose weight; make more money; have a better relationship with your family and friends.  Is there anything else?  If so enter it here–> _______.  Get the point?

We all want to begin. Again.

But why?  And how?

Let’s tackle the why first.  As humans, we all have an innate desire to improve – constantly.  And that’s cool.  Who am I to argue?  I want to improve.  And I’m sure you do too.  But why?  Is it something you want to have?  A brand new car or that condo downtown?  Or maybe it’s something you want to be able to do.  Like start your own business or take one month to travel to Spain.

Here’s my question to you:  How long has this been your goal?  My guess is that it’s been in your mind or on your fridge for years.  And if that’s true then the question is not “What do I want to achieve?”  The question to ask is, “HOW do I get my goals?”

Move forward.

So let’s say you want to move to Africa.  That’s your goal.  Move forward.  What do you need to start doing to actually get there.  Do you need a job when you get there?  How about accommodation?  I’d imagine you might need to get some sort of shot. 

Personally, I have no idea about going to Africa.  But the same can be said of anything.  A goal you’re reaching towards is something none of us has ever achieved.  Besides asking ourselves what we need to prepare for, the next best step is to ask someone who has achieved what we want.  So, let’s say I wanted to go to Africa.  I’d ask a few of my cousins and uncles who have actually gone to Africa.  Simple.  They’ve gone and they are willing to help me get there. 

Want to start a business?  Ask someone who has done so.  Want to write and have your book published?  Ask a published author.  Want to learn how to play tennis?  Hire a tennis coach.  I know.  It sounds simple.  It is.

Let’s begin.  What do you want?  Find someone to help you get there.

Happy New Year!

What do you want?  Have you found someone to help you achieve what you want?