I'm really excited to share the following 5 steps for goal setting with you. If you're like me and need an occasional nudge in the right direction, this formula can definitely help:

1. Write down your goal - - make sure it is specific, measurable, time-bound and fits who you are...honors your values, your strengths or who you're working to become.

2. Write down why the goal is important - - what is it about this goal that motivates you to reach for it? What happens if you do not achieve this goal?

3. Identify obstacles, risks or personal beliefs that could prevent you from achieving the goal and develop your plan/action steps that will help you avoid these pit-falls.

4. Take consistent action and make a list of people (friends, family members, a coach, etc.) who can provide support and accountability at each step along the way.

5. Celebrate your accomplishment... It's important to "Mark" or honor your achievements (as well as plan for mini-celebrations along the path of success). Make sure the reward or celebration is meaningful so it will provide focus and persistence as you implement your daily strategies.

There! That wasn't so painful, was it?! :-) I hope you achieve BIG goals this year that exceed everyone's expectations and help you get the most out of your life.

Author's Bio: 

Mickey Parsons, M.Ed., CEAP, PCC
Chief Executive Coach - Professional Certified Coach
Parsons Associates Coaching, LLC
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