So, the New Year has begun and a new decade too, for that matter.
Everyone is on the "resolution" band wagon the past few weeks and I want to let you know that I don't make "resolutions". I set goals instead. Resolutions tend to be so definite and so structured. You either reach them or you fail. What I mean by that is there tends to be no wiggle room. Therefore, those resolutions tend to be so impossible to achieve.
Instead I set "goals". I set them for my personal life and for my business each year. I don't just have them floating around in my head, I write them down.
Most people do best when they write things down. Not only do I write down what it is I want to achieve, but the steps I can take to reach my goal.
For example, if you say that you are going to lose weight this year, that is too broad. That is a resolution that will most likely be broken quickly. Instead, you can decide that you want to watch what you eat and lose two pounds a week for the next 10 weeks.
Now, take a piece of paper or a post-it note (bright colored is best) and write down "I will lose two pounds this week". Post it somewhere visible that you can see it each and every day (perhaps your bathroom mirror or your refrigerator door). You want to say this statement aloud to yourself (I have no problem with you talking to yourself!) and make that statement yours. See it, feel it, believe in it.
Also, you want to think about "how" you are going to reach your weekly goal. Using the example above, you can decide you are going to exercise, cut out junk food, drink plenty of water, use a smaller plate for your meals. These are steps you can take to reach your "weekly" goal and before you know it, you will have reached your overall goal.
Now, isn't that much better than setting a "resolution"? I think so. Just remember to write it down!
So, what are your goals for 2011? I would love to hear about them. Do they involve getting organized? If so, I can help you take that overwhelming project and break it down into smaller, more manageable steps so you can reach your goal!
I wish you much success in whatever goals you set for yourself this coming year.
Enjoy your week!