The world is made up of few different people


Those who set the best goals by dreaming up something wonderful to do some day, but they don’t make a plan and they never take action on those goals…


Those who are always running and gunning. Who get inspired and take action, but never really have a plan in place or a goal to guide them to where they are really going. These people are often busy being busy but don’t see results….


Then there are people who do neither, no goals, no action all talk usually…


Then there are those who take time to set a goal, take the time to make a plan and then take action and follow through …if that’s not you now, that’s gonna be you by the end of this series!


Why Setting a Goal and Following Through is Important

Setting a goal and following through is important because one is ineffective without the other.

It’s awesome and amazing to dream a dream and set a goal. It’s like a GPS system, if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. Not only that, if you don’t have an end goal in mind, how will you ever know you’ve arrived or that you’ve reached it? You may think that’s totally obvious, but people set out on a mission every day, not really even knowing where they are going.

On the flip side, if you’re taking a lot of action but it’s all willy-nilly, again, you’re not going to see results, you’re going to exhaust yourself, burn out and eventually quit. So the combination of Goal Setting + Action Plan + Taking Action is one that’s not to be skipped over.


That’s why we’re looking at your GPA over the next several weeks.

Your GPA is your Goal + Plan + Action

So let’s get really dig in and talk about the first part of your GPA… Your GOALS



The Definition of Goal: the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

Napoleon Hill defines a goal as “a dream with a deadline” (we like this definition)

The definition of a goal isn’t nearly as important as WHY you need goals:

Goals keep you on track, like I mentioned before they act as a GPS. When you get in your car and map out your route. You have to put your destination in and you start from your current location. Your Goal works the same way – the only way to see what route you need to take is by setting the Goal and then working backwards.

Some people shy away from setting a goal, “because what if something comes up, what if things change?” And my response is there’s not a “What if” about it — things absolutely come up, things will always change and shift. But the same way you take detours, get off on a different highway exit and still find your way, and continue to use your GPS, the same concept applies here.

Just because circumstances are subject to change is not a valid reason to not set a goal in the first place. Course correction is also part of the process, but staying stagnant or conversely, running around aimlessly without direction are infinitely more detrimental than simply course correcting. So let’s agree no matter what happens along the journey, setting a goal is paramount to your success.
So that’s your inspired action step for the week. If you’ve been feeling resistant to all this New Year, New You stuff… or maybe up to this point you’ve said, “goal setting isn’t for me”, I hope now you see how important it is and you can set a goal for yourself today.

Make it a 30 day or a 60 day goal and I’d love to hear about if you’re down to share in the comments. I’m proud of you for taking this first step and soon we’ll talk about the second part of your GPA!

Have a great week,

Jennifer 🙂

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