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Today is a three-parter:
1) Make a list of your goals and resolutions for the new year or new venture. This is a list. Think finances, health, professional, spiritual, family, home, personal, mental, etc.
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We write down the groceries we need, gifts to buy at the mall, doctors’ appointments, to-do lists, recipes, directions, car maintenance appointments, and other things we deem important.
We compose emails, texts, Twitter posts, blogs, and we update our Facebook status with regularity.
Yet, most people choose not to write down their goals, their resolutions, or what they want to accomplish for the year, yet alone their life. They fail to design a plan, or even make a list of where they’d like to go, what they’d they like to have, who they’d like to help, or the person they’d like to become, and then they’re frequently disappointed when life doesn’t deliver their dreams and wishes.
Writing down our goals and resolutions matters. Follow the recipe to create the dish, arrive at the location, assemble the product, complete the course. It really is that simple.
Run one more mile.
Eat one less donut.
Call your mom one more time each month.
Stay off Facebook one entire day.
Write one more page.
Buy one less extra.
It all comes down to one more or one less to make a significant difference in 2012. Use some consistency each day, each week, each month, and you will really see progress.
Resolutions don’t have to be huge they need to be consistent. Simple actions compounded can create some dramatic changes.
Imagine weighing twelve pounds less than you do right now next New Year’s Eve. All it would take is a pound a month and some consistency. The same principles can be applied to your finances, projects, goals, and dreams.
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The new year offers each of us an opportunity to renew and refresh our lives. It can provide us with an opportunity to look forward and plan new adventures, new goals, and imagine new possibilities. It allows us to forgive ourselves for past mistakes and imagine a new life.
Yes, we can do this at any time in the year, it doesn’t have to be the first of January, but when the calendar turns to a new year there is a genuine feeling of renewal; it is like hitting the reset button on a computer game, or buying a new car.
Many people dismiss the idea of making a resolution. They believe resolutions are a waste of time. And for many it is, because they approach it the wrong way. I see it quite differently. To me resolutions are a part of my life plan. They provide me with direction and purpose.
Should you create a list of resolutions? No question about it. Absolutely! Just make it a “resolution” not something less. A resolution by definition means unwavering. It all comes down to word choice.
For most, it’s not a resolution, it’s a wish. Here are the things I’d like to have happen, but I don’t really want to put anything into it.
A resolution is far different. Here is what I resolve to accomplish. I won’t let anything stand in my way. This is the person I am committed to becoming.
What if I fail? Oh, you will fail, and plenty of times. The person who made a wish quits, and the person who made a resolution tries again. On the same date the following year, everyone that made a resolution is in many ways better off, and those that made wishes are at the same place, or sadly more often worse.
The consistency and discipline needed to