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Dart & GoalsWhen it comes to creating goals right from the start people lack clarity. Clarity is everything. Like driving down the road, if you can’t see or if you don’t know where you’re going, you can’t get there. Be very clear about what you want and where you’re going. The “how” isn’t an issue, just get clear and create the vision and experience it. Go beyond seeing it. Hear the things that you would hear inside of the vision you’re creating; the conversations that would take place…experience your vision through all of your senses.

The second reason is making the mistake of making a resolution and confusing it with a goal, or creating goals that are incomplete and doing so from a space that doesn’t give you any power. Resolutions are fine, but they don’t have the muscle to endure the time it will take to see them through and they’re missing a few things. Typically when people create goals they’re not detailed, there’s no way to measure them to see if you’re on track  to reach them or even too far-fetched. They’re not relevant and they have no time assigned to them.

You want to create your goals from a space of power, which means that you have to begin with a much different approach. If you’ve listened to any of my radio shows or read more of my posts, you’ve heard this already, but I’m going to repeat it. Dump what you’ve learned or might have been taught about creating goals and start with your intention. What do you want to create? It might be that what you’ve resolved to do or your resolution is your intention. Then move on to thinking about the experiences you want to have. Once you know what these things are, you can create your goals. This process has you be truly connected to what you create and it empowers you.

Finally, you’re set up to fail due to your lack of commitment. The Law of Commitment governs the manifestation of your goals.  You have to actually want to manifest what you say you want to manifest in order for it to show up.  That sounds pretty obvious, but what you may not realize is that although you say you’re committed to what you want, at times there’s something lurking in the background, behind what you say you’re committed to.  In that space you may find stronger, unconscious commitments that you didn’t know existed.  Start digging to see what you’re really committed to.

Each of these reasons are connected. With clarity you can set your intention, determine experiences and set your goals and then make the commitment necessary to pull it all off. Keep in mind that these are just 3 things to be aware of, the entire process is more involved, but take the steps and get started.


This is the time of the year we start to look at what we want to do before the year is out and to begin thinking about all of the things that we want to do next year.  The challenge is actually getting those things done.  Where people make the mistake is not turning their aspirations into solid goals with a plan in place to pursue them for the upcoming year. Honestly, even once goals are created they can be difficult to reach.

There’s a big difference between goal setting and goal getting.  Statistically speaking, only 8% of people who set goals actually achieve them.  Typically, people talk about what they want to do, but usually there’s no action and no action plan, or there may be some action, but at some point it stops because there’s no plan.  You’ve been there before.  You have something that you want to do, but you don’t act.  You get stuck on “tomorrow” or “later” and we all know that “tomorrow” and “later” never come, or you just don’t know how.

What’s on tap for you next year?  If you haven’t thought about it yet, now is definitely the time.  Think about what you want to see happen and take those thoughts or statements and turn them into goals using   S.M.A.R.T. to guide you.  What you create should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound.  Without these components, what you create doesn’t have the muscle that it needs.  Let me also say that what you create should be values-based.  If your goals are based upon your values, you’re more likely to accomplish them.

Once you’ve set your goals, you have to go after them and how you do that is crucial.  It makes the difference between being in that small 8% or part of the 92% who don’t reach the goals they set. Next you’ve got to create the map that tells you how to get there.  What resources, skills, knowledge, etc do you need to accomplish each goal that you set?  Identify the milestones for each goal and then break each down by creating the tasks or steps that you have to take to reach each milestone and ultimately each of your goals.  Think about the roadblocks and detours that you might be faced with and determine how you will handle them should they arise.  Then you embark on your quest.

Every day you have to visualize the goals that you created coming to fruition and you have to feel them.  Relate to the “why” of your goals and be excited about achieving them and be grateful now for what you are bringing forward into your life. Share your goals with others, make them part of your daily conversations and create affirmations to use to support you.

You have to step into being whomever it is you have to be to accomplish what you set out to do and act as if you’re already there.  Believe in what you’re working toward and surround yourself with like-minded people. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.  Before you take that step be sure that all of your puzzle pieces are in place.  Use these steps to set yourself up for success as you contemplate what’s on tap for next year.  You simply cannot accomplish your goals in any other way.

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