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DON’T Set Any Resolutions
Posted By Ron On January 1, 2009 @ 10:20 AM In Business,Goals,Life,Online Degrees,Personal Development | Comments Disabled
Resolutions. Most people set them, then forget them. The problem with resolutions is that it’s socially acceptable to give up on them by the second week of January. If you don’t plan to begin working on your New Year’s resolutions until after New Year’s Day, maybe they weren’t really that important to you anyway. Another problem is that setting resolutions is usually indicative of procrastination  … it’s an easy way to delay getting started on your goals.
Resolutions are usually all or nothing propositions. Nothing in life works that way, though, does it? Very, very few things are all or nothing. Most are just a matter of degrees. Couple this problem with how most of us set resolutions far too big and you have all the makings of giving up by January 5th.
Resolutions also tend to be negative and these negative resolutions have a smaller chance of success because we’re wired to DO something rather than to NOT do something. So …
A real goal is specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time based, the old acronym SMART. You’ve probably heard that one. But taking it a step further, I believe there are only four goals you can concentrate on at once.
Why? This time of year, we experience resolution overload. By limiting your goals to four (at a time) you’ll have a much better chance of success! But even further than that, I believe you should have two major goals and two minor goals at one time. By limiting your focus to these four, I believe you can concentrate your efforts and actually change those goals into achievements.
You can always set another goal once you achieve one, but that’s really who and what you are: a goal achieving machine.
Financial goals help you get your finances in order. The beauty of financial goals is that they can help you in the other areas (mental, emotional, physical) when you achieve them. Your financial goals could include:
Physical goals are things that will improve your body in some way. They could include:
Emotional goals deal with how you interact with others. They could include:
Mental goals are specific, conscious decisions to to do something to stimulate your brain! They could include:
The most important thing is to set specific goals that you can attain. Get a journal and keep up with your progress and don’t be afraid to let me and everyone else know what you’ve been able to accomplish. I’ll be your biggest cheerleader!
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