So how are you getting on with your New Year resolutions and all it is you wanted to achieve this year? Good I hope – did you get your goals for the year ahead written down – only three per cent of people have written goals and only one per cent review these written goals daily. While it will take time, dedication and commitment, it is possible to be in the one per cent. So get your goals written down – the goals it was you wanted to achieve as you set out to live 2017 to the best of your ability. For when you get your goals written down they will become a set of actions that will have to be done and, if completed successfully, the life you want to be living will become a reality.

For without clear goals, ambition or firm direction, the tendency will be to spend too much time doing small, easy tasks, leaving insufficient time and energy for the larger, more difficult and perhaps more important projects. Remember, when you set your goals and get them written down, you build up your self-image. You see yourself as worthy of these goals and begin to develop the traits and personality that will allow you to achieve them. Knowing what you want to achieve makes it clear what to concentrate on and improve on, and often you then subconsciously priorities that goal. Your goals will also motivate you in the short term and focus your attention on achieving what you have set out to do.

Self-leaders learn to differentiate between what is important and what is absolutely crucial. This is what you must do, too, with your goals: identify what is crucial and not just what is important. This means prioritising your goals and what it is you must get done so as to achieve the life you want to be living. Every success as you either start a fresh or carry on doing all that’s right in your life to make it one of true and real success.