1. Write Them Down. It’s a fact: writing down your goals gives you a higher chance of success. 2. Commit. Move beyond the land of ‘good ideas’ to the land of true ‘commitment’. Make the decision that you will show up for your goals. 3. Get Accountability. Let some friends in on your ‘secret’ dreams and goals – get some accountability. Meet for lunch once a month with a group that will ask you, "So, how’s it going with your goal?" 4. Make a plan. Ensure success with a step-by-step plan. Work backwards by starting with the end vision of where you want to be and working backwards to where you are today. 5. Get Real! If you’re contemplating putting a goal down that you always put down and never achieve, take a second look. How will this goal end DIFFERENTLY this year? Is this goal something you need to let go of? What purpose is it serving you each year? 6. Focus With reminders. Once you’ve got your goals and plan in place, figure out ways to remind yourself. 7. Believe and visualize. Do you know the story about the group of basketball players who spent one hour visualizing making baskets, while another group actually practiced? The visualising players had better seasons!