Okay — STRAIGHT to the point! Just HOW many goals did I achieve in the last 100 days with my Magic Hundred Program?
Just WHAT did I accomplish over the last 100 days, despite all of the usual hurdles we all come across in this game we call life.
- I got a raise at work – Not just any raise, The EXACT amount I wanted AND I didn’t even ask.
- I read 6 of the 14 books I wanted to – This should have been separated into separate goals for each book but I am happy nonetheless as I hadn’t been doing much reading prior to starting the program. Reading these books also tied into my education goals (about 4 other goals about things I wanted to learn)
- I published 6 articles (wanted to publish 10) – Again I see this as a complete success as I had NOTHING published before and I had been wanting to publish for years but never felt I had the “time” to do it.
- I paid MYSELF first on each paycheck which allowed me to pay for all the activities and things (yoga, spinning, new runners, new bathing suit, monthly manicures and pedicures, dinners out etc) I didn’t do/buy before as I felt I couldn’t afford to.
- I lowered my overall debt, and made more money than I ever have before in a three month period. I worked very very hard and it definitely paid off.
- I started writing a book which I hope to publish by April.
- I wanted 100 new contacts on my email list and now have 175 thanks to Twitter. That goal went above and beyond what I had hoped.
- I have a normal 8 hour day schedule as opposed to my usual 12 hour days. It’s amazing how easily you can make the things you want happen.
- I have set my plans in place and will be launching my Fitness Boot Camp in Montreal this April 2011. (it’s been 4 years since I ran my last BootCamp)
- I went to Vancouver for X-mas (thanks to my wonderful Ontario mom Debbie!)
Listing everything would take too long but you will be happy to know that I reached 52 of my goals in the last 100 days.
Some people may see that as failure which is why most people are afraid of setting goals in the first place but WOW do I ever see this as a HUGE Success.
As I said in my last post, there are reasons why I was so successful with some and not much with others.
Some of the goals I set were unrealistic in terms of the time frame.
Ex. Take up yoga 1x a week, spinning 2x a week, do the stepmill 1x a week, complete two 6 week strength training programs, and train for a half marathon.
All great as separate goals but I would have needed about 12 hours a week to do it all. So I only managed to do Yoga 1x a month, the 4 hours a week of strength training and then about 2 hours a week of either running, the step-mill or spinning – again not a failure in my mind just not the right goals.
Another bad example of my goal setting would be “buy a new microwave and food processor”. What a terrible goal – I don’t REALLY care about either of those things.
Or – my list of about 15 people I planned on staying in contact with more often (friends in Toronto and Vancouver). The reality is is that I don’t live there anymore and I need to spend more time nurturing the relationships I have cultivated here in my new city. Devoting 15-20 hours a week on the phone is just not exactly feasible when working 40 hours a week.
Another one was that I set about 12 goals where they are things I had to do daily for 100 days— so although I may not have taken lactose out of my diet for all 100 days, or drank 2 liters of water EACH and every day I was probably pretty damn close as I created more self awareness and maybe 80 of the days I followed through with those goals. Again, Not a failure.
I set my goals high and have no regrets. What excites me the most is I feel I know how to set better goals and I understand how I need a plan of action, how they NEED to be measurable, and how they must be things that I actually want to accomplish. I think I will achieve so much more over this next year and it is my plan to continue to set myself as many goals as possible for the rest of my life.
Looking at not just my last 100 days but at the last 365 days of my life I have come a long way. And looking even further back at the last 4 years of my life I really do feel accomplished. Every day is a step towards your own personal success – you can either choose to take a step forward, a step back or LEAP FROG forward.
I choose to LEAP FROG – Maybe that’s just because I like plyometrics, but I do know that I like to set myself up for SUCCESS. You can’t win the game of life unless you play right?
So don’t be afraid – Make a list, set your goals and make a plan of attack. I found The Magic Hundred Program to be the best Goal Achievement Program I have ever tried. I think I still have a lot of learn but by continuously employing Dax Moy’s Goal Setting Strategies into my life I think the world is my oyster.
Go for it – As Dax says in his ENDLESS 100 emails (yes, you get an email from him DAILY while on the program) Do it now, do it now, DO IT NOW!
No more “New Years Resolutions” for me – These are my continuous bucket list of goals.