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Daily Journal and Action Plan to Create and Achieve Impact Full Goals

Let’s take a few minutes RIGHT NOW to dive into true impact full goals. As you’ll see below, there are quantifiable nuances to consider when planning to execute impact full goals. Once you’ve reviewed the bullet points below, take a few minutes NOW to choose one life area where you would like to make a positive change over the near-term. Have fun, be blessed, and keep on keeping on!

Impact full goals are written in specific, measurable terms:

-Goals must be measurable so that your progress can be evaluated and so that you will know when you have achieved your goal.

Impact full goals can be visualized:

-You must be able to see yourself actually achieving your goal.

Impact full goals are achievable:

-Goals should challenge your skills and abilities without discouraging your effort and performance. As competency, success, and confidence grow, goals may be stretched to cause additional growth.

Impact full goals have realistic deadlines:

-Schedule enough time to achieve the goal but not so much time that you lose interest in it. 

Impact full goals are manageable:

-Large goals can overwhelm because of their size and should therefore be reduced into manageable smaller components. 

Impact full goals are analyzed for their potential problems:

-As goals are created, think about the necessary steps for their completion. Analyze the goal for potential problems that could get in the way of achieving it.

Impact full goals require action to eliminate or minimize the consequences of potential problems:

-Identify the action necessary to either remove the cause of the problem or minimize its consequences.

Impact full goals include a regular review of progress:

-Periodically review goals to ensure they continue to be relevant, realistic, and timely. 

Impact full goals yield rewards that are of value to the one achieving them:

-We stay motivated to achieve goals when we know and desire the resulting rewards.  When you establish a goal, identify at least one meaningful reward for yourself.

Impact full Goal Execution Plan

Potential Life Areas




Health/Physical Well-Being



Personal Development


Leisure Time


Potential Required Resources




Help from Others




Life Area:


Impact full Goal:


Date Goal Will be Achieved:


Required Resources:


Required Help from Others:


Potential Hindrances:


Action to Optimize:                                                        Action to Minimize:

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Benefit of Achieving Goal:



Education / Inspirational / Lifestyle

Excellence At Work with Dr. Marilyn combines faith and tenacity to help individuals achieve excellence through keynote speaking engagements, individual and corporate coaching, training, meeting facilitation, and retreats. Whether working with an individual client or a team, the focus is on the achievement of personal and professional goals that facilitate individuals’ abilities to create positive outcomes within their households, organizations, places of worship, and/or communities.  Through motivational speaking, life coaching, and corporate interventions, Dr. Marilyn has developed a “just do it” style that motivates and encourages clients to achieve higher levels of personal and professional effectiveness. She is the author of Running Away for Three Weeks, an inspirational autobiography designed to prepare readers for maximum effectiveness in the workplace; creator of Discovering Your Workplace Gifts, an assessment to help individuals identify the gifts they were motivated to discover in Running; and author of Six Steps to Excellence for Leaders, a roadmap to personal and professional excellence for all leaders.