It’s that time again, when we all begin our journey into a new year, with new plans, new “resolutions”, and revised hopes and dreams. Over the past several days, I have heard more people than I can count say “This is the year. for …(fill in the blank)”.
They beam as they tell me what they are going to accomplish this year through their “resolutions”. I’m excited for them, but can’t help wondering – did they have the same resolutions last year? Or, the year before? And then of course, with some of them, I KNOW they had the same resolutions last year.
Now, those who “know I know” this usually follow up their resolution announcement by saying, “I know I said that last year, but this year is going to be different because…(fill in the blank again)”. They’re excited and pumped up and they do OK…for a week or two. The really pumped ones do OK for a month or two…
Then there are others…
Often, when I ask them “HOW” they are going to achieve their resolutions, and what steps have they planned to take each day to achieve them, I find they have no idea what I’m talking about and many of them haven’t even given it much thought.
Now, how do you think that’s going to turn out?
Sad to say, but resolutions with no “how” and no “plan” are likely to fade away with the party hats or as soon as “the new” wears off of the “new year”.
That’s why, I have chosen in my life to JUST SAY NO TO NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS!!
Instead, I choose to live a lifestyle of creating new goals and new plans for myself. This is a continual practice I have in my life and it does not require me to wait for a specific day each year to do it. I can create goals and plans for myself any day, of any month, of any year.
I have short term goals and plans, which are usually achieved within the year and I have long term goals and plans, which are usually part of my two year or five year plan.
In my FREE video series on Secrets to Unleashing Success” I talk more about this and go over in detail how to set and develop your goals into specific action steps and achieve success. If you are looking for tips on how to successfully fulfill your “resolutions” or set, keep, and achieve goals for yourself, then you can get that series HERE
So, my friends – I invite you to join me in my campaign to “Just Say NO!” to New Year Resolutions! And, choose to Say YES to living a life of goal setting, planning, and achieving.
I would love to hear your thoughts. Leave me some comments below and let me know your thoughts on resolutions and goals. I would love to hear what some of your goals are and what steps you have planned to achieve them.
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Dr. Krista Abbott is an Internet revivalist, author, speaker, creator, and coach spreading a message of love and hope. She is passionate about helping people discover and fulfill their purpose in life while equipping them with the resources they need to realize success. Through her business, Krista serves multiple international clients in the areas of publishing, writing, product development, social media management, internet marketing, and leadership training, as well as business and life coaching.
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