Even you’re not the very goal-oriented type, I’m sure you’ve got your own goals or anything you want to be in the near future, or whatever you want in life. That’s why it’s still important to have your own goal setting planning. It’s true that it’s all in the attitude if you want to have a good life.

But it’s more than just attitude. For what good is attitude if you don’t make that decision in your life? You got to take action for you to set your goals. In other words, if you want change, then be ready for change—act to change. Okay, now let me share with you this secret formula to a better goal planning.

Just with any goal planning activity, this formula is very easy—its no-brainer in fact. Using this formula to succeed, not only you would come to realize that you are getting closer to your dreams and ambitions, but you will also notice that you’re also improving as a person especially if you want to fulfill your New Year’s Resolutions.

Okay, here goes: First, you go over on the past year. Mulling over the year that was, think about what you did and didn’t accomplish. Even all those things that you failed to do. Then, try to look where the gaps were. Find out those gaps between what you have and what you wanted.

Lastly, make a plan of action how to fill in these gaps for another year. Decide what processes or steps you have to take in order to get what you want. Yes, it’s really that simple; you can apply it to your own work or business life. The bottom line is, you can adapt this formula or you can always create your own formula for success.

When you think about goal planning for the next year, (like say, for your New Year’s Resolution—I know it’s quite a bit early for 2010, but sure, why not?), you could write it down in a paper and entitle it: My Goals For 2010. For instance when it comes to your business, if your objective is to have new clients, let’s say at least 115 clients by next year, you can have your effective goal planning by writing it this way: I am happily securing 115 new clients by December 31, 2010.

This simple and seemingly innocent statement actually includes 3 basic yet fundamental factors: the most important—the target, descriptive phrase/words about the goal, and the date when to attain it. You can have an effective goal planning if you’re serious in pursuing it.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article, Amy Twain, is a Self Improvement Coach who has been successfully coaching and guiding clients for many years. Amy recently published a new home study course on how to boost your Self Esteem. Click here to get more info about her Quick-Action Plan for A More Confident You.