David Corbaley’s New Goal Strategy For 2012

by David on December 30, 2011

David Corbaley Happy New YearHow many times have we been told “be sure and write down your goals for the new year”?

How many times have you actually done it? Out of those, how many times did you actually even remember those goals? Did you reflect at the end of the year and see that those golas had in fact been accomplished?

I know the feeling! I’m going to show you a much easier and effective method!

There are many methods out there for creating goals. Many are good. I’m going to introduce you to something new.

A New Way To Create Your Goals

Here’s a method I used this week, and I’m excited about it! This was developed by using components of several different people’s ideas on goal setting. I know you’ll love this. Bottom line is, follow the steps. This is about RESULTS, not about writing down a bunch of words and forgetting them.

At the end of 2012, you will realize that this exercise in “goal setting” made a huge difference in your life. Here we go…

David Corbaley Goal System


Get a paper notepad (no computers or laptops – too distracting!) that will be used JUST for this.

On the first page, write a list of items, one per line, consisting of things in your life that are important. This is your list, so include whatever you want. Mine looks something like this:

  • Spriritual
  • Family
  • Love/relationships
  • Friends
  • Hobbies
  • Travel
  • Fitness
  • Income
  • Helping Others
  • Location
They are in no particular order, it doesn’t matter, just write down everything that is important like the above example.

On the next page at the very top, write “December 31st 2012”
Choose one of the topics and write a few paragraphs AS IF it were December 31st, 2012. Write out of gratitude and excitement about your accomplishment for that goal.
Here is my example for “Hobbies”. I have a couple, so I’ll share the first one with you that I plan to accomplish.
December 31st 2012
I love my new hobbies! This year I learned to fly helicopters and actually got my pilot’s license. It’s so amazing to cruise the skies and see everything from that perspective. Made some great new friends. These people know how to have fun! It’s great to be able to catch a lift somewhere with a buddy, or take a bird somewhere and spend a few days. What an amazing new accomplishment!

That’s it! If you have more than one thing for that item, just leave a space and keep writing.
Do this for each item on your list. Be as descriptive as you can, and try to use emotion in your words, like “it feels so great to…” etc.
Here is the SECRET SAUCE
EVERY DAY take a few minutes and READ every one of your goals. Just read it.
NOW, pick ONE of them and spend 3-5 minutes imagining it. For example, I would take about 1 minute and read through each one of my written out goals. Then, in a quite place where there won’t be any distractions, I would choose one for that day, say hobbies, and spend 3-5 minutes imagining that it was December 31st 2012 and how grateful I am that I accomplished that goal. OR any day between now and Dec 31st, simply imagine yourself living that goal. 3-5 minutes.
Map out a plan and TAKE ACTION. I’ll be the first to tell you that it isn’t going to work if you just sit around and imagine things happening. Sorry. IT REQUIRES ACTION!
The final step is to create an action plan for each one of the items then actually TAKE THE REQUIRED ACTION. This can be done as you go, the IMPORTANT thing is getting your items on paper NOW. Do it TODAY.
The items are your destination. The action plan is your road map.
Determine the destination. Map out the route, then take steps every day toward your destination. Guess what… When December 31st rolls around, you wil be amazed at the things you’ve accomplished.
I hope this helps you.
I wish you a Very Happy Happy Happy New Year and all the best to you.
David Corbaley
P.S. leave a comment and tell me if this helps you!