I call them “roll-over goals.” They’re kind of like the roll-over minutes on some cell phone plans. We set goals, we don’t achieve them, and so we just dump them into the next year, and the next, and the next. Determined — for at least a few days — that this time we’ll make it! But we never do, so we continue to churn the list from one year to the next. It’s so close to true that it hurts to see it in black and white.
Sure, you’ve heard it before, but this year will be different for me. Really. Honest.
How do I know? Because this year I have more than a list of dreams and ideas. I have an action plan.
“Wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin'” only give you a dream. But to turn dreams in your head into a dream life, you have to take action. And not just any action, but the right action to move you toward what you really want. You’ve probably heard Stephen Covey’s analogy about frantically to climb the ladder of success — only to find your ladder is on the wrong wall. Similarly, reaching the goals you’ve set depends on the correct actions and will be magnified if they are correct, effective actions.
Sunday is our weekly planning day and Sam and I are going to sit down with our dream lists for 2011 and turn them into dream life action lists.
It’s 11:11 on 1/1/11. Now is the time to change your life! Bring your hopes and dreams and let’s take action together. Join us in our quest for an amazing life!
What’s on your wish list for 2011? What plans do you have to act on them?