Yes, it’s that time of year again when people enjoy the Christmas Celebrations, Bowl Games, New Year’s Eve and many will contemplate resolutions for 2018. Have you ever set a resolution and then by the third week in January you are ready to burn the paper just before melting the marshmallow for that yummy s’more? This wisdom was shared recently, 3 Ways to Fail at Everything in Life
- Complain about everything.
- Blame others for your problems.
- Never be grateful.
It’s time to own your own success and embrace these ideas to help you stay on track with your New Year’s resolution(s).
- Less is more. Warren Buffett recommends a minimum of three goals to work on at one time. The essence is that if you have more than three goals, your efforts and focus become diluted.
- Consider a combo. Make a list of family/personal/professional goals to keep things interesting.
- Make a list. Write down things you need to give up for the new year (draining people, uninspiring activities or unhealthy choices.)
- Be realistic. The standard SMART goal acronym is a classic. Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-spaced.
- Go for short term. A former pastor challenges her congregation to set 90 day goals for financial contributions instead of yearly pledges. She has noticed that giving has continued to increase over the years, a 90 day commitment is less daunting that a yearly commitment.
- Involve others. Share your goals with a trusted colleague, family member or close friend. Select a person that will hold you accountable and also give you encouragement!
- Write your goals. Place them in the visor of your car, on your desktop, on your phone, on your bathroom mirror. Review them daily and be aware of the thoughts and words you are associating with your goals.
YOU CAN DO IT! YOU GOT THIS! IF YOU BELIEVE IT, YOU WILL ACHIEVE IT! ROCK ON!
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is new.
TODAY IS YOUR DAY OF NEW BEGINNINGS.