2008 Is Here – How Ready Are you to Tackle it?

from Aurelia Williams 

It’s that time of the year again; when we make a New Years resolutions.  If you are anything like the majority of people in this country (83%  to be exact), you probably made and broke a resolution before the end of January last year. 

 Say to yourself “This Year Is Going To Be Different!”  This  message is all about how to make a realistic resolution and keep it. We’ll get you to your ultimate goal – whatever it may be one step at a time.

It doesn’t matter if you resolve to loose some weight, stop smoking or, start a new business, carve some more time out for yourself.  Together we will get you there.


2007 Reflection

The end of the year has always been a time for looking back to the  past, and more importantly, forward to the new year to come.   It’s a wonderful time to reflect on the changes you want and need to  make and resolve to follow through on those changes.

Here are some questions to get you started in your reflection.

1)  What did I learn? (skills, knowledge, awareness, etc.)
2)  What did I accomplish? (Create a list of your accomplishments and achievements).
3)  What would I have done differently? Why?
4)  What still feels incomplete or unfinished to me?
5)  What were the top 3 significant events of the year past?
6)  What do I feel especially good about?
7)  What were my biggest challenges/roadblocks/difficulties?

Carve out some time to reflect, learn and grow from the past year. This will prepare you for a positive New Year ahead.

Action Steps

Here are a few action steps for you to take into consideration when working on setting your resolutions.

1) Make sure you set goals that you can realistically reach. Striving  to be perfect is not a realistic goal. Striving to eat healthier,  exercise more..etc. is a realistic goal.

2) Break your big goals up into bite-sized chunks. They key is to take  small, thought-through steps to reach your ultimate goal.

3) Write your goals down and force yourself to be very specific about them. You can then refer back to your goals list and you can see how you are measuring up. It is an empowering feeling to set goals and achieve them.

4) Celebrate! When you achieve a goal or overcome a hurdle that brings you closer to that goal, CELEBRATE you and your accomplishment!

5) Get a goal buddy, coach, friend or partner to help you along the way!

You can accomplish just about anything you ask of yourself. Make your goals specific and clear. When you know exactly what you intend to do,  you’re well on your way to getting it done.

So, submit a comment and let us know what your resolutions/goals are for 2008!

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