Goal Setting for Barrel Racing

Its a new year and a new season.  Its time to start with a fresh slate and a fresh set of goals for you and your barrel horse.

Do you have a goal? Setting one (or more) is a great way for self improvement and success!

1. Write It Down
Goals are specific, measurable, and time-bounded. Write your goals so that they reflect all three components.
2. List Your Personal Benefits
Identify exactly “Why” you want to achieve this goal. List all the ways you will you benefit personally.
3. Analyze Your Current Position
Success is information dependent. You need integrity in your information. Identify exactly your specific strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities as it relates to achieving this goal.
4. Identify Obstacles and Risks
List everything that could possibly prevent you from achieving this goal.
5. Identify Investments and Sacrifices
List everything, including time, money, and sacrifices that you can anticipate.
6. Knowledge Requirements
Identify what additional knowledge you need to acquire or have access to.
7. Support Team
List the people, groups, and organizations you may need help from as well as the specific role each one plays.
8. Develop Your Plan
List in chronological order each activity and their corresponding target dates for completion. Use all the information gathered in previous steps to develop your plan.
9. Set a Deadline
Determine on what date you will achieve this goal
10. Reward and Celebrate
Identify your reward for the achievement of this goal. You deserve it!

Thank you Gary for this submission.  – Gary Ryan Blair is President of The GoalsGuy. He helps business owners, corporate executives and sales professionals manage their time, set their priorities, and stay focused so they can achieve their goals, grow their business, and be more successful. Gary can be reached for speaking, coaching and media requests at 877-462-5748 or by sending an email to Gary@GoalsGuy.com

Here’s a video for you to light a fire under you’re butt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPnudujlBZI  Keeps things pretty simple doesn’t it!

What are your goals for 2010?  What do you want?  What are you going to go and get!?

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