If you are like me, and most of my clients, you are hardworking, highly professional, good at what you do and super hard on yourself.

Most highly successful people are, and sometimes this can stand in our way. And a great way to assure that you achieve your goals, is to maintain your focus and motivation.

Being hard on yourself is a double edge sword. At some point in my life I realized that my own nervous nature is part of what made me successful. I rarely get too comfortable. I rarely get too full of myself. I rarely fail to think “is this good enough?” and “How can I make it better?”.

Equally as beneficial is the ability to see yourself as fully realized, as doing everything right, as the person you want to be.

So I want all of us to take ten minutes to focus on your biggest goal for 2010. I want to step into the future and be the person who has already achieved that goal.

  • What did you do to get there?
  • Who helped & supported you?
  • How do you feel?
  • What other good things came along as a result of accomplishing your goal?
  • What qualities do you have that helped you succeed?

Find a quiet place where you can sit uninterrupted for 10 minutes. Set a timer or alarm on your phone or computer and reflect on how you feel, having accomplished your goal.

Who are you by the end of 2010 and what great things have you done?