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Strong Ending (Part 1)

2010-10-29 21:11 (comments: 0)

The end of the year is fast approaching and we all begin to feel the pressure. Once more, our diaries are filling up faster that we can say “time”.  Many businesses are picking up steam and people are working at full stretch to make the last effort this year to make the extra turnover, to cut costs or to finalize the last stages of their product launch. And as if the professional pressure alone wasn’t enough to give us a panic attack, we get invited to the usual fall festivities and to the Christmas parties… We feel we are racing against the clock and the time is running out!

Instead of getting stressed out and just drifting along I’m going to use the remaining eight weeks of this year to create a STRONG ENDING.

How can this be done? I’d like you to imagine for a moment that you are an archer. Take your bow, pick up the arrow, place it on the string and draw it. Do you see your target? Focus on it now, squint your eyes to see it clearer and take aim. Now it’s only you and your target, no confusion, no distractions, no doubts. Every move and every decision is focused solely on the target and everything else fades into the background…

If you’d like to use the remaining eight weeks of this year to create your own Strong Ending (of course we are talking about a strong ending of the year!) and to give yourself a strong pole position for the New Year 2011, you can join me now! Just make sure you get genuinely committed – reading and applauding alone is not enough!   You have to act!!!  Are you ready?

Since doing things together with like-minded people is more fun and motivates better, I’d like to invite you to actively use my blog as you go along. I will give you suggestions how you could contribute, but don’t be shy! Use the synergy of the group to enhance your progress!

Here is the first step towards the Strong Ending:

Have a clear aim in front of you!

And here I mean the well-defined bull’s eye, not just the vague direction of it. If you aren’t sure what you could change or what you’d like to achieve, you can do the self-test on my website to see what areas in your life need some change or a clearer vision.

Choose an aim that is realistic and genuinely important to you. Don’t waste your time for any “I should”s!  Go for “I want”, or even better, “I am going to” statements instead.  For example: “I am going to find five clients in December who will generate a god start into 2011 for my business. Or: “I’m going to work out a plan which will allow me to eat better and to do more sports in 2011.” Or: “I’m going to tie up all the loose ends and solve all the remaining problems of this year so that I am able to welcome the New Year free of any unresolved  burdens.”

At this stage you need to have a clearer vision of what your goals are, and what they are not. A definition of a goal has to be clear, time phased and measurable, so that you can follow it easily and see where you are and if you’ve already achieved what you wanted. And of course the goal has to be within your own reach and within your own means, because once the reaching of the goal involves other people, things start getting complicated.

The better and clearer the goal description, the easier it is to identify and take the necessary steps towards it. It is also very motivating to have milestones on the way that are easy to achieve and tick off the list along the way. It is a great feeling to have a reason for celebration every now and then, isn’t it?

So here is the task for this week: Determine your goals and define them clearly in writing and then post them on the blog!   Once your goal is made public your motivation will increase, as I’m sure you’ve already noticed. If you have any questions, or if you need advice or guidance please feel free to write to me or blog, perhaps you will get some advice or new ideas from fellow bloggers. Have fun creating your own Strong Ending!

P.S. Should you be interested in taking part in a Skype group-coaching every two weeks until mid-December, please let me know. If we find enough interested people to form a group, I will be happy to offer such coaching. It would then take place on a weekday from 12:00-13:00 pm.



In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.


Robert Heinlein



The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.


Denis Watley



Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end-result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.


Grace Speare



A Winner's Blueprint For Achievement


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