Is it really September already? Damn! Where has this year gone already? I swear it was just like January 1st and now it’s September 1st!
The start of a new month. A new beginning.
I love the first day of the month. Why, do you ask? Well, it gives me an excuse to look back on the previous month and see what I’ve accomplished. I find such great pleasure in looking back a bit and saying, WOW! Lookee what I did!! (or didn’t do ha ha). I spend part of the day writing down the statistics from my websites and blogs. I do a monthly money inventory. I journal what worked and didn’t work for the previous month. I update my business notebook…and I celebrate. All of it. Both the successes and the failures.
The other big pleasure I get from the first day of the month is goal setting and planning. Actually, I really love love goal setting and planning. I get out my journal and write what I want for the next 30 days. I let myself dream big and then I write them out like a movie as if they’ve already happened. I get out a piece of paper and put the really big goals in giant letters or numbers and I color it in. I hang that by my desk where I can see it everyday.
You’re probably wondering why I do this like clockwork at every start to every month and why I love it so much! Here’s why:
If you don’t have a map of where you are going, how will you know how to get there or when you get there?
Goal setting and planning is like your virtual map. It’s also a really great concrete way to keep your goals and dreams at the forefront of your mind and heart. Oh, and the Universe likes it too cause it’s shows that you are seriously about what you want. Writing it down makes it even that more powerful. Also, did you know that the most successful people in the world write down their goals everyday? Yes, everyday! A good place to start if you aren’t used to writing down your goals is with monthly goal setting.
I challenge you to try setting some goals for this month and writing them down. Put them in a notebook or make a small poster type sheet that you can hang by your desk or workspace.
Write down three things you’d like to accomplish this month.
Imagine that you already have them. Play this visualization in your mind like a movie and write it in your journal.
Make a Goal Sheet that you hang by your desk or work space. Keep it simple and make it fun!
Track your results as the month goes by.
You’ll be surprised by how much this simple act can profound your life.