How to Hit GO for Success in 2020


We’re just a day ahead of the end of the year. Have you been following my blog through December to set yourself up for 2020 success?

It’s not too late if you haven’t, you can check back on them easily to get the most from what follows here.

Create the Steps to Success

Now you’ve set your goals for 2020, creating a map to help you get there will help you navigate the path to success.

Sit somewhere quietly with a pad and a pen, or your phone, computer, slate and chalk, or wherever you’re going to keep your goals. 

For each goal, imagine that you’re at the point of having achieved that goal (remember we did that in the previous blog?). Instead of looking forward though, look back to today.

  • What was the first thing that you did towards this goal?
  • What was the next thing?
  • …and so on
  • What were the major milestones along the way?
  • What did you do to celebrate those milestones?


Make sure nothing will stop you

Finally, before you hit GO, check in with yourself. Is there anything that will get in the way of you achieving this goal, or are there any negative consequences for you, the people around you, or the world at large? 

If there are, what do you need to put in place to mitigate against those things? Or do you need to tweak your goal?


Hit GO on your goals!

Ok, you’ve made it. It’s time to hit go on your goal.

What are you going to do TODAY (yes, today) to move you towards that goal? Take that action.

Now, store your goals somewhere safe. Not somewhere safe that’s hidden away, but somewhere safe that you can look at them every day. That’s really important for the short term goals. For longer term goals you might review them every week.

Every time you review your goals:

…firstly it keeps you focussed on them (what we focus on consistently we tend to create)

… and most importantly, commit to taking one action that day towards the goal. It can be a big action or a little one, but it has to move you towards that goal.

Remember, everyone whoever climbed Everest did it one step at a time!


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