The beginning of the new year is often a time of reflection and looking ahead.
Its when you hear about people making their New Year’s resolutions, like losing weight, quitting smoking, eating better, blah, blah, blah…. new year, new me stuff.
It gets pretty old, pretty fast.
Personally, I have found the best way to start the New Year and make “resolutions” is to make a list of goals that you want to accomplish throughout the year. Think of them as “Real Solutions”, as opposed to “resolutions”.
The key to this process is to keep it simple. Make a list of 5 to 10 items/things that you want to accomplish by the end of the year. Some of these may require a few additional steps, and you may need to make a side list. That’s okay, and that is why I recommend keeping the list to 5 -10 items.
This list will help keep you motivated to continue to take the steps required to meet your goals.
The physical act of writing the items down, immediately makes you feel accountable. Once you accomplish one of your goals, you cross it off your list, and that feeling is even better.
It sounds simple, but the effects it can have on what you achieve in a year can be profound.
Best wishes for the new year.