Life is a journey.

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. Anthony Robbins



‘Without vision there is a lack of focus.’
A Harvard Business study revealed amazing statistics relating to goal setting and success. The study went on to find that the 14% who have goals are 10 times more successful than those without goals. The 3% with written goals are 3 times more successful than the 14% with unwritten goals.
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Crystal clear vision.
1. Write your vision and goals down in your journal and make it clear. Research suggests that when you write down your goals you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals. Writing your goals down not only forces you to get clear on what, exactly, it is that you want to accomplish, but doing so plays a part in motivating you to complete the tasks necessary for your success.
2. Create a vision board.
Vision boards are a very powerful tool. It is a great way to manifest your dreams. It enables you to focus on your life, have clarity and have ideal outcomes. Once you have clarity, you select words and images and from magazines and pin them to your board. When you create a vision board it aligns your brain with what you want to attract.
3. Are your goals SMART?
  • Specific

    What do I want to achieve?

    Why do I want to achieve it?

  • Measurable

          How will I measure my goals?

          How will I know when I have reached my goals?

  • Achievable

    How will I achieve my goals?

    What steps do I need to take to achieve my goals?

  • Realistic

    Are your goals realistic?

    What resources do you need to achieve it?

    Review and revise your goals if necessary.

  • Timely

    Do you have a time as to when you will achieve your goals?

    When will you achieve your goals?

4. Do you have a support network?
Who do you support with their goals?
Having a supportive network is a great way to be accountable. This allows you to keep you on track.
5. What steps do I need to take to fulfil my goals?
Writing your goals down isn’t enough. You have to put action to the vision.
It’s great to have a vision and have goals. In order for it to come to pass, you have to take action, act today.
The benefits of having goals:
1. Provides a sense of purpose and direction
2. Define your short- and long-term goals
3. Guides the decisions you make
4. It keeps you moving forward, even through the difficult times
‘Write the vision down and make it plain.’
Get 2020 vision and dare to dream big.
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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors



“It’s important to take time to contemplate and self-reflect in order to have a fulfilling life in today’s busy world.” Professor Blakey Vermeule

At this time of year, I like to reflect. Personally, I think its good practice to reflect on your journey. Remember not to compare your journey with anyone else. This is your OWN path. Things should be a little less hectic, so take the time to ponder on 2019.

2020 is fast approaching, there has been highs and lows. Are you elated as to what you have achieved in 2019? Celebrating your wins is crucial, no matter how small, small progress is progress.

Self-reflection helps you to look at what you have carried out so far. Reflect on each area of your life and evaluate. If you want to see growth and change in your life, take action.

Firstly, find a quiet place where there will be no distractions. Like me, you may have to get up slightly earlier before the hustle and bustle begins. In this quiet space, it is just you and your thoughts. 

Secondly, have a notepad and pen to jot down your thoughts. Ask yourself these thought-provoking questions and ponder on them.

  • What have I accomplished?
  • What have I not accomplished?
  • How can I do things differently to produce different results?
  • What else do I want/ need to work on?
  • What action will I take in order to reach my goals?
  • How will I navigate the challenges?
  • What support network do I have?

Be honest with yourself as you go through these questions, as the saying goes, honesty is the best policy. By asking yourself these questions it will help you to see where you are on your personal development track. It allows you to clearly see what changes or adjustments you need to make.

Personal development helps you to make improvements in your life. We can sometimes feel stuck in our present circumstances. The unexpected events of life may take us off course. Do not loose heart, stay on track. You may have to reboot some areas in your life. You never know the tough times you are going through will encourage someone and it will develop the strength you need. Do not stay where you are. We can always make changes in various areas, re-examine your priorities. Change starts with YOU.

Create an action plan, this is all part of the personal development process. Never forget that personal development is a lifelong process. We must always be developing.

Four key benefits to personal development.

1. You will be able to make crystal clear goals

2. You will be motivated

3. You will have a better work-life balance

4. It will improve your prospects

What areas of your life do you want to work on?

Do you have a personal development plan? Why not work on it TODAY!

Personal Development is the key to making positive changes.

Take this festive season to reflect, reboot and step into the new year  re-energised & refreshed.

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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors



When you step outside your comfort zone, yes it will feel scary. However, once you keep taking those steps it will start to feel easier. Face your fears and venture out and experience personal growth. When you are in your comfort zone, your brain doesn’t want anything to change.  However, living outside your comfort zone creates just enough good stress to ramp up your focus, creativity, pace, and drive, and it helps you respond to life stress when unexpected things happen.


To develop your personal development there are several ways to push yourself outside of your comfort zone every day.

1. Don’t take the safe choice
2. Consider other points of views
3. Do what you are afraid of
4. Remember that tomorrow is another day


When I decided to take a leap and give up my job and become a personal development coach, speaker, and author, it was scary. Each day I would do something that scared me. I still take those steps and push myself. I have realised the benefits of living outside my comfort zone. Here are four reasons as to why living outside your comfort zone is beneficial.

1. Personal growth
2. New challenges and experiences rewire your brain and make it more adaptable, stronger, and healthier
3. You will boost your self-confidence
4. Each milestone makes it easier to tackle another milestone
Take that step today

Just do it.

You’ll be glad you did.

Are you living outside your comfort zone?

What will you do today that scares you?

Leave a comment. I look forward to hearing your responses.

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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors

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Have you ever set yourself some goals, but have never achieved them?

Do you get frustrated that you start well, then things seem to fall apart?

You find yourself procrastinating, being otherwise minded. Before you know it, days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, I think you get the picture. You get frustrated with yourself because you haven’t made much progress.

2019 is the year where you will set goals & achieve them.

Are your goals S.M.A.R.T.?


WOW, February already.

Are you taking action towards your goals?

Sometimes we need to look at our goals, evaluate and rework (re-adjust) the plan.

If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.

Repeat these positive affirmations.

This is the mindset you need to have each time you approach a task.


No more putting things off and thinking that the goals you have set yourself are too difficult to achieve.

Remember, small step, big results- keep moving forward. As the saying goes, a year from now you wish you had started today.

Research suggests that only eight percent of people achieve their goals.

Here is how to join them.

Watch my new video- Six highly effective steps to achieving your goals. Subscribe to my channel so you will never miss another video.

If you want to learn more, I have an online personal development course.

Leave a comment in the box about what your goals are for 2019.

I look forward to reading them.

Thank you for stopping by.

Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors



Stand firm and believe that 2019 is the year where the impossible is possible
Stand with conviction and know that everything will work out?
Take action to make those dreams become a reality.
No one said it will be smooth sailing.
With the right support and guidance, you CAN do it.
Your mindset needs shifting.
No more of that negative thinking.
Life starts changing in the direction that you was not expecting.
Unexpected life events.
Things are not going as planned.
I thought this was the year where I changed the game and I was going to achieve my goals.


The negative voices are screaming loudly.
Self-doubt kicks in.
Maybe it wasn’t meant to be.
Why did I think I could do this.
Your thoughts are spiraling out of control.
No more self-sabotage.
No more thinking like a worrier.
I HAVE changed the game.
I CAN do this.
I must stay focused and alert.
I have to remain sharp and keep my eyes on the prize.
Tips on staying focused:
  • Have a to-do list
  • Break down your activities into smaller tasks
  • Be around like-minded people
  • Serve others
  • Remove distractions
When you feel that you are going off track.
Remember YOU have made a CHOICE to change the game.

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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors.



Setting goals are the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Are you ready to have an awesome 2019?

Make 2019 the year where you turn your dreams into reality.

Today is the day YOU take charge of your life.

There is ONE basic foundation to take charge.





Choose to ACT on what you set out to do this year. Without action, your circumstances will stay the same.

You will notice that you are not making progress and life is going on all around you.

You have to be PROACTIVE, which means you need to make a MOVE.

Think about what you want to change in your life.

It may be breaking an unhealthy habit, read more books, start that business or start that course.

Whatever it is, write down your goals. For each goal write how you will ACTION it.


Research suggests that people who write down their goals fair better in achieving them.

If you feel that you need support, find yourself an accountability partner. Ask a friend to support you in achieving your goals. Why not hold each other accountable for what you both set out to do. This type of support will help you both immensely because it will help you to keep committed.

Having that extra support will only help if you take action. Check out my Personal Development Course Six Steps to success. Let’s take you to another level in developing yourself. You are the best project to invest in.



A year from now you wish you had started today.

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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors


I could not keep this to myself.


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I have a special offer for my books. I wanted to share this with you all.

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I plucked up the courage in January 2018 and wrote a book called Open Doors. Six weeks later I finished writing it. It then went on sale on Amazon May 1st 2018.

Two weeks later I received a best selling author badge.  I have gone on to do many events, sharing my story.

Open Doors is a motivational true story of overcoming the different challenges I faced. Chapter 12 is a bonus chapter- Motivational keys. I share about how to have a motivated life.

This book has been written to inspire and motivate the reader. Then they can go on to motivate others. The reader can find comfort in knowing that they can overcome any challenge they face.

Remember we are all on a journey. Life has its ups and downs. We have to learn through each experience.

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Everything is temporary.

“Everything in life is temporary. So if things are going good, enjoy it because it won’t last forever. And if things are going bad, don’t worry. It can’t last forever either.”~Unknown

Pain is temporary. Feelings are temporary, even our time on earth is temporary, which is why we have to make the best out of this temporary time and try not to give power to temporary emotions to ruin our lives.

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Have an awesome day. Tell someone today that things WILL get better.

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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors.