21 Dec 2009
At 12.01am on January 1st 2010, the majority of us will be stumbling through our minds for our New Year’s Resolutions.
Generally, lack of prior thought leads us to general resolutions like “lose weight”, “stop smoking” or “get fit”. By the 31st January our best intentions are usually buried under a pile of ‘life’ and we give no after thought to our best intentions that had occurred at 12.01am on New Year’s Day.
Every person that experiences success in any part of their lives takes the time to prepare and plan, and our New Year’s Resolutions should be no different. It is a wonderful opportunity to identify and seek change in your life but it needs to happen one small step at a time.
So take a moment NOW to think about the aspect of your life you would like to alter and improve, and make the preparations to get it underway in the New Year.
Some tips that have worked for me:
Your New Year’s Resolution must be realistic. I too would love a 15 million dollar yacht, but realistically, it’s not going to happen.
Your New Year’s Resolution must be clear. If you want to lose weight, how much and by when.
Break your New Year’s Resolution down into small bites. After all we have a whole year to achieve the goal, so set monthly or even weekly mini-targets to keep you focussed on the end goal.
Prepare for your New Year’s Resolution. Prior preparation will help guide you to success as you can identify the pitfalls early and plan an alternative to route.
My New Year’s Resolution is to spend more quality and valuable time with my family. By the end of 2010 I would like to be spending a full weekday (aside from weekends) just doing whatever my children and wife enjoy.
I am going to start by putting aside half a day a week for the month of January to turn off the computer and put the phone on silent and just enjoy their company.
My pitfalls will be my commitment to the Professionals and the Everton Park community, however, with preparation I will be able to arrange for my phone calls and other correspondence to be forwarded to another agent during my family time.
Simple, yes. Easy… no! But what better opportunity to introduce change for the better into your life than at this very festive and joyous time of year.