If you aim for nothing you'll always reach your goal.
There is something magic about writing down what you want. Somehow you become far more likely to achieve it. I have found the following often works:
1. Take the time to consider your life, where you are at right now, where you want to go, what would make you happy, and consider what you want to accomplish. That in my view is an important first step.
2. Next write down your goal based on your thought process above. What do you want to accomplish? In your personal life, do you want to lose 15 pounds? Do you want to get married? In your work life, do you want to train to become something different than you are now? Do you want to make more money? Do you want to save more money? Do you want to start your own business?
3. I find that if you then break down the baby steps you need to take to move towards your goal, that will help you get started without feeling overwhelmed. That will also help you timeline achieving your ultimate objective. You can break down how long each baby step will take.
4. Keep your written objectives and those baby steps handy so you can refer to them on a regular basis. The ongoing reminders keep you focused both consciously and subconsciously to move forward. Perhaps put them in your electronic calendar? Or write them in your notebook? Or post them on your fridge.
5. Get started.
As you begin to accomplish the baby steps in pursuit of your ultimate objective, you will notice you can then start to visualize actually achieving your goal and how you will feel when you do. That exercise helps you move there faster.
Using the above tools should allow the magic to kick in.
Entrepreneur and mom to four amazing kids
A company owner was asked a question, "How do you motivate your employees to be so punctual?"
He smiled & replied, "It's simple. I have 30 employees and 29 free parking spaces. One is paid parking." ;-)
(from the Aspire Flyer)