Is there a secret to achieving success for the upcoming year? In fact, what is “success?” According to Google’s online dictionary, success is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” I like that definition, because it does not involve money, fame, royalty, or any of the other items many people want to associate with success. In fact, you could say that if your aim or purpose was to learn to speak a new language, (and you achieved that goal) then you accomplished your purpose, and yes, you were successful!
Here’s the unfortunate part for many people, they will begin 2014 with no aim and no purpose. Oh sure, many people will have some vaguely crafted ideas of what they want this New Year to bring, but nothing transferred to paper by pen. Without written goals, you’re aim will be off. I love what Zig Ziglar always said, “You can’t hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have.”
So here’s the “BIG” secret (that you probably already knew) to achieving success in 2014. Have some goals, put them on paper, and look at those goals everyday! By doing this, you will have a clear written purpose, and something to aim for!
Have a Happy and Safe New Year, and Best of Luck to you in 2014! – John Mayfield, The Business Tech Guy!