It's that time of year again, the time when people start thinking
about New Year's resolutions. And while many focus on losing weight,
stopping smoking or beginning an exercise program, I encourage you
to consider another lifestyle change that can offer tremendous benefits
both at home and on the job.
stress, increase your sense of self-worth, be more productive, and
have more time to spend with loved ones.
doesn't require dieting, wearing a nicotine patch or going to the
What's the secret?
It's not as difficult
as you think. And if you start planning and getting into the proper
mindset now, you'll be able to hit the ground running come New Year's
Day. That way, you'll stand a much better chance of making this resolution
"stick" throughout the coming year. The article below will
help get you started.
P.S. Please have
a happy and safe holiday season and a prosperous (and well organized)
There's an old
saying: "It pays to plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built
the ark." Noah wasn't planning for the economic storm we're dealing
with today. But that advice still holds true. Even though millions
of jobs have already been swept away, it's not too late to begin planning
to survive - and thrive - during 2010.
Whether you have
a job or are struggling to find a new one, here are some strategies
to help you get a jump start on the year ahead.
an appointment with yourself right now to create your 2010 goals.
That way, you'll be able to direct your energy and time so that
2010 will be the best year ever.
your most important priorities.
Select the top three most important priorities and list both short-term
goals (you can accomplish by the end of January) and end-of-year
wins that can be quickly accomplished.
When you gain an early win, you establish positive momentum to help
you create the success you desire. What are the easy action steps
you can take that will help you generate the energy and momentum
necessary for future success?
what limited your success this past year.
Take an inventory of 2009 and determine what worked for you and
what didn't. Identify what limited you the most and make sure you
take the necessary steps to overcome these issues in the coming
Make sure you have support in accomplishing the level of success
you want in 2010. Over 92 percent of Americans fail to achieve their
New Year's resolutions. When setting your objectives for 2010, make
sure you have another person to be accountable to make your chances
of success that much greater.
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