The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set some clear intentions and get a fresh start on creating some positive momentum in areas that may need it.
Unfortunately, many people kick off the year with DE-motivating plans This is easy to avoid
Dont set a New Years Resolution
Its unlikely that you will follow-through, and when you bail, youll feel worse than when you started.
Dont focus on the time-frame of your yearly goals
Focusing on your time-frame will limit your true capacity. And its a recipe for loosing energy if you find yourself behind in your progress.
DO set a specific goal and then chase after it! Monitor your progress (I like using a thermometer on the wall) and know that you will accomplish your goal exactly on time. If it takes a little longer than youd ideally like at least you got there! And chances are youll surpass what you thought possible.
DO create a fun and positive challenge. More effective than a resolution is a commitment to make a change in your habit. Here is a great example of how i do that. Its a win/win when you decide to do something for 30 consecutive days. Pick something that is meaningful to you and dont worry if it seems too big or too small.
Have a happy New Year! Im looking forward to hearing all of your success stories throughout 2013.