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Achieve your personal goals faster than planned

Good morning Loves.  I am not sure if I ever mentioned this but I love planning.  I love working towards something because the feeling of accomplishment is better than (almost) any other feeling in the world.  The anticipation towards personal goals such as a planned vacation or losing five pounds can be excruciating, but when the day finally comes and you board the plan or hop on the scale is an overwhelming feeling like no other.

What is your personal goal for 2014?

You may remember that I want to travel this year.  I live in Montreal, Quebec which is conveniently only a short drive away to several awesome American cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Burlington and Boston.  I love travelling because it gives me a break from my normal life and it gets me out of my normal day to day routine.

I know we aren’t even 30 days into the New Year yet but I have to tell you (without bragging) that 2014 has been absolutely awesome for me so far.  I have finally got my new eating routine down which includes some protein with each meal. I have been working out four times a week and I got a new job.  That’s right a New Year equals a new job for me.

As of February 3 I will be using my blogging skills as the new Online Community Manger for an international investment and insurance company (where I currently work).  My experience as a financial planner combined with my sales skills and blogging expertise landed me a job in the online marketing department at my office.  My company doesn’t currently have an online presence so I get to build the community from ground zero – how exciting is that?  I can officially say that I have one of those awesome creative jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago.

Achieve your goals in 3 easy steps:

According to Marie Claire magazine you only need three things to achieve your goals.  No matter how much money you make where you live or what you do for a living all goals can be achieved if you put your mind to it.

Follow these three steps and achieve your goals this year.

1. Don’t hesitate, just do.  I personally think that fear is the number one thing that prevents people from doing what they want to.   I over think and over analyze absolutely ever y decision that I need to make.  I weigh the pros and cons before coming to my conclusion.  This is partly because I’m a bit narcotic and it’s partly because I went through a couple of years in my early 20s where I made nothing but the wrong choices.

2. Broadcast your intentions.  This could possibly the sole reason why blogging started.  People in all walks of life wanted to tell people about their personal goals because when you say them aloud your goals become real.  Talking about your goals holds you accountable and I think that’s a good thing.  If you know you won’t stick to your goals then let other people do it for you.

3. Stay focused.  People often give up on their personal goals because they don’t see results as quickly as they want to.  This is a huge mistake.  Set realistic goals within achievable timeframes and stay focused.  It may help to set smaller goals to keep you focused on your big goal.

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