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Bullet Proof Your Goals


Alert: Goal setters + resolutionists + list makers + organizers + planners, this one’s for you! And to all non-goal oriented folks out there, I invited you too to tag along, you might get converted!


I freaking love this time of year because it’s a period of reflection + introspection + making kick ass plans for the year ahead. The problem is 33% of people will break their New Years resolution by the end of January + 75% of by the end of 3 months (according to Franklin Covey Co.) + this makes me shiver inside!


You see, in case you haven’t already noticed, I’m an avid optimist + improvement fanatic + super ambitious goal setter. I like to see things get done (lots of things) – dreams getting made + goals getting check-marked + not just for myself, but for others as well. I want you to experience an epic life + help you stick to your goals.


To make this happen, I’ve designed a bullet proof system that gets massive results. A method that takes goals from the dream station to the action workshop. And I’m sharing it with you! Why? Because I want your 2011 + beyond to be fantastic, not just “pretty good”, I’m talking extraordinary here!


Join me, as I take you step by step through my Bullet Proof Your Goals System – a simple + actionable + fun exercise that works like a charm.


step by step

1. Write your goal. Close your eyes + tune in to your heart + listen to what it truly desires. Paint a mental picture of your dream + write it down in future tense. This is your goal. Hold down to it + imagine what it would be like to reach it!


2. Break it down. Write down exactly what you want to accomplish. Get specific. You want to define exactly what you want to see accomplished. The idea is to transform your abstract goal into actionable + quantifiably + concrete objectives + outcomes.


3. State the purpose. To light your fire + ignite motivation + increase your chances of success, you have to know why achieving this goal is important to you. Find a compelling + emotional reason why you want your goal so bad. A goal without a supporting purpose will not have much power to drive you to action!


4. Prove it. You have to know + prove that reaching your goal is attainable + something you can do, otherwise you are not likely to give it your best effort. Listing your reasons empowers you to bring your goal much closer to reality.


5. Make it actionable. You must have an action plan if you are going to reach your goal. Write down what needs to happen in order to make your objective a reality. The point is to make your steps so small + manageable that you can check them off relatively fast + feel the accomplishment + success + motivation to get your through. I recommend keeping your list in handy so you can see your progress + visualize your finish line.



Your worksheet should look something like this:




Now, before you exist this page please:


1. Download my Bullet Proof Your Goals Guide.


2. Print it + pin it to your main office wall or save it as your desktop wallpapaer (at least for a little while), so it serves you as a guide + reminder.


3. Take out a sheet of paper + make your own Bullet Proof Your Goals Worksheet or purchase your very own here (this link takes you to my Life is Messy Planners, which include this sheet + many other awesome organizational resources). Do whatever you need to take action + experience an epic life.


4. Start now. Please do something today, no matter how small. Take some action that gets you closer to victory. It can be a tiny step like sending an e-mail or huge action like organizing your office space to make it more inspiring. Whatever it is, stick to it!


5. If you have a friend that might benefit from reading this post, please share it. Let’s spread the word for a good cause.


6. Enjoy your happy weekend, as you rejoice in knowing that never again will one of your dreams will be abandoned!



Mayi Carles


Image Credit

via Mary Kate McDevitt

15 Responses to Bullet Proof Your Goals

  • Elizabeth says:

    Great article. I saw you on etsy and will be adding an rss feed.

  • Lakshmi says:

    Mayi , just when I think you can’t get any better than what you already are , you come up with this ! I’m sure if we knew each other in person, we’d get along so well .. It’s like you are speaking my mind , but better and more concise ! I like how you paint the bigger picture but you also break it down into baby steps to achieve it .

  • Glenda says:

    I’ve started doing some of the things you recommend but negative voices still creep in from time to time. Thanks for the concrete steps to overcoming them!

  • mayicarles says:

    Elizabeth so happy so see a new face 🙂 Nice to meet you! Hope to bump into you again here! Happy weekend.

  • mayicarles says:

    Lakshmi: I’m blushing 🙂 You make me feel so special… thanks for the continued support 🙂

  • mayicarles says:

    Glenda: Ohhh I know those negative voices believe me!!! Thanks why I equip myself with everything I need to make those voices impenetrable. Anticipation is great because you know what’s coming + you can prepare for it. I really hope this helps 🙂

  • Victoria says:

    I LOVE my Life Is Messy Planner!! I felt so full ideas but so scattered. I was afraid I’d procrastinate with the pages, but once I started writing I couldn’t stop. I have a zillion plans/great ideas all nice and organized now.

    I’m so happy to know your intentions behind this page. It’s a biggie. I need to commit to all my big BIG goals and write them down already.

    Thanks Mayi!


  • Meagan says:

    Thanks for sharing your goals with us Mayi! I love to see what other business owners goals are…especially businesses that I admire because a lot of times it gives me ideas on what my goals should be or things I should strive for. Thanks again! You’re always encouraging!

  • Sandra says:

    Thank you – I love your blog- and first every day – I check to see if there is a new entry! Thank you for making a difference in my life!
    Sandra from South Africa

  • Simple Daisy says:

    Just what I needed!!! Thanks for sharing:)

  • Tiffany says:

    Thanks Mayi! Your articles are so inspiring and have helped to kick start me into action! Now I am starting a newsletter and have plans for much more!

  • Serene Soh says:

    WOW, this looks like THE best planner around because it reminds me my purpose and motivates me too! Downloading this immediately and sharing it too! Thanks Mayi 😀

  • Hi Mayi,
    I noticed you are no longer selling the planner pack that included this goal sheet. I was wondering if it would ok if I created a free printable for my blog with a similar layout. Of course, I would link back to your blog as my inspiration.

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