So what kind of year do you have planned?
Did you make the typical resolutions – lose weight, stop smoking, get healthy, make money? The standard vague, open-ended resolutions. Well, let me ask you. Did you just make a statement, or do you have a specific plan behind it?
Did you decide to lose weight, but don’t know how you are going to do it? What exactly will you do to stop smoking? “How” will you get healthy? Make money? Do you have a plan on how you will do that, or just hoping and dreaming?
A wish without a plan behind it, is just a dream. But when you take a dream and put a specific plan behind it, then you have a Goal! So get specific.
What, specifically will you do to achieve your goal?
What steps will you take – daily – to move yourself closer and closer to your goal?
When, will you accomplish this goal?
Who else will be involved, who will help/assist you and support you in achieving it?
Don’t let another resolution go unaccomplished, turn it into a specific goal, and take daily action towards achieving it. When you have a plan, and can monitor your progress, it will help you keep more motivated towards achieving it, and will let you know how you are doing, and when and where you need to make adjustments to keep yourself on track.
Set your goals, and achieve them … and let nothing stop you!
Here’s wishing you a Happy 2008!