What are your goals for 2012?

Dear readers,

I thought I’d start this year’s blog with a provoking question that will hopefully make you take some decisive actions!!!

I will start with a powerful quote from Steve Jobs:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the reasons of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary”.

In line with the quote above, I will be personally attending a workshop next week to ensure that I am committed to a journey of making a difference, self-reflection and taking action to achieve my goals for 2012. A journey that could well provide the time I really need to give me clarity of thinking for my personal mission in life. The time to reflect on how I can become my own hero in my own time.

What about you?

Have you thought of what are you going to accomplish in 2012?

How can you ensure that you will achieve your goals?

In life, we have all faced tough times, haven’t we? Amongst these many challenge there have been some incredible successes too.

When you think about your own life, how do you feel the last year has played out for you?

Listening to those around me and from my own experiences, I do see the problems and hardships that life brings us; I also see tremendous possibilities and greatness. Opportunities to take risks, gain new learning’s and wisdom, and to do incredible and extraordinary things.

Some people just sit around and expect change to happen to them. Be honest with yourself, you know it won’t happen. If you do not take action, you will not achieve your mission in life. I am not trying to be negative, I am speaking from the bottom of my heart. I have sometimes had to fight against the wind to achieve some of my goals and funnily enough when you think you have just faced the toughest time of your life, here you go again facing another challenge, this time even greater than the last. I am sure I am not the only one to face these kinds of situations!!! In self-reflection you realise the improvement that you have obtained by facing challenges head on. You become a better and stronger person and you might even be surprised by the number of skills you end up acquiring …. that is until you face you’re next challenge!!! I am sure that you know what I am talking about!!!

As someone well acquainted with life’s ups and downs, I see a great number of people struggling in our current economic environment.  I want to encourage you to know that no experience in your life is too difficult to overcome and no defeat is permanent.

I serve as an example, both good and bad, of how to deal with difficulties in our lives. I have recently been fighting against the wind (again) which believe me is quite something – I am more exhausted than ever before …. But I am still not about to give up (near though) as I know that if I am determined and focused and have my Big why and purpose clear in mind, I will eventually reap some blessing (maybe not what I originally wanted but something such as an important value that is still worth fighting for). So if I can, you can too…

I believe it is important to enjoy those times when life smiles upon us.  I also believe that it is unrealistic to expect good times to last forever.  For most of us, life offers us an abundance of opportunities, both for tears and for laughter.  The good times you put in your pocket to savour.  The hard times go to your heart and into your soul.

My friends, you have got to make the decision to be relentless; to never give up.  You have got to ask yourself the right questions, to find that reason … that purpose that will give you the stamina – if life has caught you on the blind side – to get back up again!

You have got to be BOLD – you have got to believe in yourself.  There is an old African proverb that says “If there is no enemy within, the enemy without can do us no harm”.

Now, after giving some food for thought, what are your goals for 2012?

What will make 2012 different from last year?

You are the only person that can respond to these questions and be honest with yourself as you are the only one who can make a difference in your own life.

Zig Zaglar quoted: “You are the only person on earth that can use your ability” – please use it to the fullest to achieve your goals and enjoy your life!!!

I hope all of us can take action and set at least one goal for 2012 to be achieved – just remember that you need determination, discipline and above all a good plan!!!

I will love to hear about your goals and achievements!!!

I hope you have benefited from my articles in my blog as I really enjoyed sharing my thoughts and experiences with you!!!

Sorry if this article is longer than the previous one, but it is a subject very close to my heart!!!

Have a nice week!!

To your success!!!

Viv :-)

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