It’s that time of the year again….time for renewal and hope and occasional disappointment if you don’t set it up properly. New Year’s resolutions.
I love this stuff. I enjoy looking back at the previous year and reveling in the journey, the accomplishments, even the lessons learned…the hard way.
I enjoy looking forward and making plans, goals, grand dreams…
Here’s the thing. On occasion, I may have been known to make a goal or two beyond the reach of a normal human being. So shoot me! I still believe that grand goals are the way to succeed. As Michelangelo said, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Go for it.
The key is to follow these grand goals with a plan, take action every single day, and then celebrate your success.
First define your goal. Let’s take health as an example. What is your primary focus? To lose weight, experience less illness, have more energy? Once you decide then get specific. I want to live a healthier lifestyle which includes losing 20 lbs, creating a new habit of exercise, and changing my approach to eating.
Breakdown your plan further so you can take action and pat yourself on the back for doing it. Buy new healthy cookbook, eat meat only once a week, sweets only on Sunday, (can you tell I don’t believe in completely depriving oneself??), find running partner, go to the gym 3x per week, take yoga, find a buddy for accountability….you get the idea.
As I mentioned I tend to go for the big dreams….make a million dollars, buy beach house, meet Oprah…
I best go finish my plan so I can turn these dreams into reality. Catch ya later!
Action Step: Decide on your primary focus, set specific goals to reach that focus, take action. Want help? Email me. I’d love to hear from you and help you clarify those goals and how you can reach them.