January 4, 2011

New Year, New You

READY8 “So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.” ~ W. Clement Stone

AIM8 Happy 2011! It’s a new year and I’m certain you’re being bombarded with tv commercials, radio spots and junk mail filled with ideas on how to become a better person and keep your resolutions. Did you resolve to do anything new? I accepted my own “Fire!” challenge last week and took time to write down fifteen things I want to accomplish in 2011. I am looking at my list as more of a victory chart than a bunch of resolutions. Too often resolutions are associated with negativity because people get down on themselves if they don’t follow through with them or if they had good intentions but never get started. This year, it’s going to be different for us all.

If you haven’t done it yet, jot down fifteen new things you want to try or accomplish this year. Your list can be full of major goals or simply a bunch of small activities. Put your list in a place where you will see it often. Each time you do something positive that moves you in the direction of successfully fulfilling one of your items, draw a star next to that number. Visually, you will see yourself succeeding on paper! Even if you are only making small movements in the right direction, you are still moving ahead. It’s a new year; congratulations on doing what’s best for YOU!

FIRE!8 If you are really serious about making some positive changes in your life this year and accomplishing the goals on your list, ask a trusted friend to keep you accountable. Your friend will not only help you stay on track but she will be a personal cheerleader to help you celebrate along the way.

Be Excellent in 2011!

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