You CAN Achieve those Resolutions

It's almost the end of January and  many people are faltering on their resolutions.  And they're not alone.  Usually, 75% of resolutions don't make it.

But YOU CAN SUCCEED at your goals.  Here are two keys from legends Brian Tracy and Darren Hardy of Success Magazine, sprinkled with my experience over the past 30 years.

1. Get crystal clear about what you want.  Imagine it's Jan 25, 2014 and this past year was the best year of your life.  What happened to make it that way?  Who was in your life?  What did you do?  So now what goals emerge from this that will help you get there?

2. Clarify, chunk and write down your goals.   Now you know what the big picture is, clarify it by writing it down.  That action alone is very powerful. For many people, weight loss and fitness are goals.  Perhaps Bob saw himself 75 pounds lighter.  That's a huge goal. Reduce the goal to 50% likelihood - 33 pounds in 12 months that he keeps off.

 Now chunk that into smaller steps.

I am a fit and healthy 185 pounds on Jan 25, 2013.

chunk goals for Feb 2013

- walk at least 4 times a week

- cut back on carbs

- stop eating at 8 pm

As Bob is successful at each of the small chunk goals, he, can then move on to the next ones.The key is to create a pattern of success.  It's a cinch by the inch and a trial by the mile.

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Quick Tips to Create More Joy in Your Life

joy jump from Snowden McFall's happiness class

What can you do to create more joy in your life?

1. Celebrate your successes- large and small.  Create a victory wall where you post achievements of any level- articles that have been published about you, goals achieved, races you’ve run, charity work you participated in,family achievements, etc.  Look at it often and be grateful.

2. Find something to look forward to.  It might be a weekend away, an upcoming conference, a vacation, or special time with friends. In one study, people who just thought about watching their favorite movie had an increase of 27% in endorphins (the ‘feel good’ hormone)- just from thinking about it.  Every time something stressful occurs, think about what you are looking forward to and shift your state of mind. It works.

3. Spend time with little children.  They live completely in the moment and they usually laugh several hundred times a day (as opposed to adults who laugh 7.) Jump into the present moment with them and savor it.

 

 

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Start the Year with the End in Mind

It's now 2013.  For just a moment, pretend it's New Year's Eve 2013 and you are looking back over your year.  What great successes have you had?  What new relationships?  What have you accomplished that was truly meaningful for you?

Start your year with the end in mind.  How do you want your life to be?

• physically- healthy, fit and strong?

• emotionally- joy and happiness in life and your relationships? positive outlook?

• spiritually- peace and well-being, connection to something greater?

• financially- abundant, prosperous, generous, free?

• mentally- stimulated, challenged, creative, open?

Add in the words that are right for you and make a plan to create that in your life.
People who have written goals are far more successful than those who don't. Give some serious consideration to what is important to you and make plans to achieve that.  You can do it- you have infinite skills, talents and resources. 

 

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