No matter how tough things may have been in the past, you have a spotless future. As you wake up to this bright new day, the canvas of your life is blank. This new beautiful day offers you an opportunity to begin painting any picture you want for your future. Anything that may have happened in your past does not equal what you can make happen in your future. You have the choice today to press the reset button and to make the few small shifts necessary to completely change your life.

Have you got the passion and desire to make a few fundamental changes to your life that will help you to radically redesign your future, because if you choose not to make these few small changes and you continue down the path you are now on, something amazing will happen, NOTHING!!! It is most certainly possible to make 2012 your year for achieving all your goals, where you can finally deliver on the promises you have been making to yourself for the past few years. 2012 can finally be that year where you do not only set goals, but your year, where you actually get to achieve them too.

I have invested many hours during 2011 refining, analysing and honing my own practices and processes around goal setting and explored all the options that have delivered the best returns this year. I want to offer these to you here in a simple point form for easy reference and to help you to apply these into your life. None of the ideas I present to you below are difficult, complicated or even unknown to you, they are all common sense ideas, which if applied consistently during 2012, will completely change your life.

There are only three new foundational habits you need to develop and apply in your life in 2012 that will completely change how next year will turn out. You need to ensure that you make time to carry out your goal achieving activities every day, you must have a system to help you turn activity into a success habit routine and you must measure your progress daily.

Meet your Future Today

Make sure that you have time to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals, by scheduling time every day into your dairy, to carry out the activities necessary to achieve your goals. This is done once a week, where you sit and make fixed appointments every day with YOUR FUTURE. These are inflexible appointments that can only be rescheduled in the case of an extreme emergency. During these appointments you give 100 % of your energy to carry out the actions you have chosen to carry out during that time. Your mobile phone is off, your door is closed and nothing can disturb you. Threat these appointments as more important than a meeting with your most important customer, because they are. This is the time that you invest into carrying out the activities that will create the future you desire. What could be more important than that?

Code of Personal Achievement

This is simply a commitment you make with yourself to discover three to five new behaviours that are aligned with the goals that you want to achieve. You then use your willpower daily to carry out these new behaviours, until after about 90 days these new behaviours are entrenched. For example if you are a salesperson and you want to grow your sales, then you would choose new behaviours like, prospecting three new clients every day, communicating and connecting with 15 people every week via social media or other electronic media, meeting face to face with three important people for lunch or for tea, giving one gift to someone that you have identified as important. Art first these new behaviours will take effort and need a lot of willpower to carry out? After about 90 days these new habits will be entrenched and you will carry them out without even thinking about it.

Performance Management system

When you are setting your goals it is crucial that you build measurement criterion into the planning process. For example, if you want to increase your sales by 10 % next year. Then you need to quantify exactly how much that will be and then break that number back into monthly , weekly and even daily goals. You then need to regularly measure your performance against these outcomes. If you are achieving the results you want, then keep doing what you are doing. If you are consistently falling short of expectations, then it is crucial to take corrective action as soon as possible. Look at the actions you are taking and have the foresight and courage to change and improve the actions you take. Follow a cycle of PLAN, Do, REVIEW and IMPROVE throughout the year and you will have a simple system for super achievement.

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Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas. http://www.andrewhorton.co.za