If you don’t set goals for yourself this year, one thing is certain: You will wander aimlessly throughout the year, and in life. Taking charge of your results starts with deciding what you want to experience and achieve. In this video you’ll discover my techniques for optimum goal setting, the importance of setting
5 Psychological Tips to Help You Stick to Your New Year's Resolution
This is how I see it. Imagine a toll collector by one of the tunnels leading into Manhattan. One morning a driver pulls up to the collector's booth, pays his toll and drives away. Right behind him another driver pulls up, pays his toll and also drives …
3 Steps on How to Be Successful in the New Year
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To plan for the future you need to look back at what has and has not worked. You need to step back, take a deep breath, and honestly evaluate what worked and what did not work over the past year. 3 Steps on How to Be Successful in the New Year image …
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. – Mother Teresa, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is the time when most people tend to express their appreciation and gratitude. But wouldn’t it be nice to experience that level of joy,
Most people start pursuing their goals – especially New Year’s resolutions – with great passion. But over time, they lose momentum, burn out and put their dreams aside. If this happens to you, it’s a clear-cut sign that your goals are not sustainable. In this article, you’ll discover how to get back on track toward
It’s easy to start the New Year full of enthusiasm and optimism…but as you’ve probably seen in your own life, most people abandon their New Year’s resolutions within weeks. This can happen for several reasons – either we don’t properly set our goals, we don’t develop a plan for achieving our goals, we don’t have
A year ago today, do you remember where you stood?
Last year about this time, I was lying on the couch, having ripped my hamstring with a loud pop while working out early in the morning. But that’s not the sort of ‘stand’ that I’m talking about.
Are you more trusted? More skilled? More connected to people who care about your work?
How many people would miss your work if you stopped contributing it?
New Year’s resolutions rarely work, because good intentions don’t often survive a collision with reality. But an inventory is a helpful tool, a way to keep track of what you’re building. Drip by drip.
Just be careful on your roller skis.
The start of a New Year is always special. There is a feeling of renewal as we look to a new year, a new beginning and there is a sense of excitement for making changes or adopting new habits. However, do you ever find yourself making New Year’s resolutions only to abandon them? If you do, you are not alone.
I want you to be successful at one goal, only one goal this year—and that is accomplishing one small goal you know you can accomplish. I say start small so you can build the confidence and strength to do more. It’s all about taking what I call “baby steps.” Start small, keep at it, and stay consistent until you’re ready pick up the pace.
I also suggest that you work on your goal on a weekly basis. For instance, if you are setting a goal to reduce your sugar intake, set a goal to reduce the number of sugar-rich drinks you consume during the week. If you are in the habit of drinking soda pop everyday or several times a week, decide at the beginning of the week how many drinks you will reduce in your diet. If you go too fast and eliminate all your drinks, you may just fail at it because you are not emotionally, mentally or physically prepared to do so. So start small. Make a promise and keep it…make a promise and keep it. And soon you will enlarge your strength, confidence and capabilities to discipline yourself to achieve other goals.
Many years ago, I went on a sugar fast with a group of students. You can’t believe how difficult it was at first but as we achieved small victories, our will power and passion for achieving our goal became stronger and stronger. We actually found strength in saying “no” to sugar because we felt an inner strength, a strength that inspired us to grow our confidence and abilities to grow our character, our sense of who we wanted to be.
As you set your small goal, you may want to enlist the help of someone close to you. It’s important to have some support, encouragement and a system of accountability. You might even invite this person to set a small goal that you can encourage them on. Work together and create synergy to help each other.
I wish you well on your journey in 2010. You have the potential for greatness in you! Go for it! Start small. Make a promise and keep it.