You have likely heard the quote by Brian Tracey


Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.

Here is an example of something almost everyone can integrate into their lives, and now is as good a time as any. Particularly as we near the end of the year and begin the typical task of setting our New Year Resolutions and our plans for next year, now is the time to begin.

An example of the best way to set goals and achieve them is to take the following steps and follow these consequentially:

Imagine yourself as if you have achieved your goal

Remember not to put any restrictions on yourself at all. It is important in this first step to take ‘time out’ i.e. 10 minutes at least in a quiet room with your eyes shut just to be there in your mind, remembering you are already there, not on your way. Better still take yourself forward into time, perhaps 1 year or even up to 5 years, this would depend on what your goal is and how fast you want to achieve it

Write it down

If you have covered the first step in depth then this bit should really flow for you. As quickly as these thoughts come into your mind, write it all down, what you saw, felt, thought, wanted, needed etc, using every sense and emotion – being in the moment. It is important to bring emotion into goals as there must be an emotional benefit for you

Break it down

You have also likely heard the saying, the only way to eat an elephant is in small bites. A goal can seem like a massive mountain to climb, but taking easy and short steps is the way to go. These become your actions or tasks, things you need to do each day, week or month to achieve your goal

We don’t need to be an artist to create a masterpiece, we can do whatever we want, remembering always to remove those limitations we create on ourselves.