Formula for success
Good morning. How are your resolutions today? I hope you found last week’s tip of “Writing down your goals” a helpful kick start to making 2017 your best year yet. We’re only a few days away from the average abandonment time of resolutions so I hope today’s tip helps you stay on track!
WEEK 2 – Formulate your success
In 1958 NASA’s vision for space exploration was laid out in 8 key goals. One of which was the commitment to “the expansion of human knowledge of phenomena in the atmosphere and space.” Doozie. Sounds noble, right? Sounds like they really know what they’re doing. Here’s the issue with a vague, lofty, and ambiguous statement like this (take note) how do you MEASURE that? What does a “win” look like? How do you know if you’re getting ahead? I think far too often when we set goals for ourselves we choose nice sounding words that could have easily been plagiarized from the motivational posters in your high school PE glass. “This year I’m gonna take on the world!!!” You go girl…wait what does that mean?
Did you know there’s a mathematical formula for a successful vision? Pen and paper ready, I’m going to give it to you.
“From X to Y by Z”
Life changing, right?!? Let’s take our NASA example. In 1961 John F. Kennedy announced this; “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” His words fill the formula. Take a man from earth (X) land him on the moon (Y) by the end of the decade (Z). This vision lights a fire under every single rocket scientist on the team. Time becomes ever so evident. Could you imagine “uhh we have 8.5 years and we don’t even know how to get a man into space, let alone back…safely.” How can you rewrite your vision? “I want to be in shape in 2017” becomes “I want to transform my body from what it is now to look like that picture of me from my “Golden days” by the end of May so I’m ready for speedo season.” You’ll become instantly aware of how many minutes are left to accomplish the goal not to mention a new-found desire to hop out of bed at the butt crack of dawn to hit your routine before the sun wakes up. Establishing a vision using this formula changes it from wishful thinking to a high stakes win or lose measurable goal with built in accountability. When it comes to your finances I specialize in identifying your “X” and listening to your “Y” and using that to establish the “Z”, then I hold both you and I accountable to sticking to that time frame and celebrating the achievement together. If you’re ready to get financially fit contact me today and let’s get started making this your best year yet!