It’s winding down to the end of the year. Can you believe it? Are your New Year’s Resolutions ready?
While it’s good to continuously review your goals and progress throughout the year, the start of a new year is an ideal time to formally re-charge and re-assess. Chances are, there may be some resolutions from the previous year that weren’t accomplished. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Instead, focus on two things: what you have accomplished this year and what you can do in the future to make you more successful. For the goals you were not able to accomplish this year, think about these things:
- Do you still want to accomplish this goal? If no, is your reasoning valid or is fear unwelcomingly voicing its opinions?
- What prevented you from accomplishing the goal this year?
- What would you do differently to ensure you accomplish it next year?
Now that you have your goals in place, here are a few encouraging thoughts to help you accomplish them:
- Don’t let fear or negative thoughts cloud your mind. This makes it easy to give up. Think positively and visualize your end goal.
- Prepare. What does the road to accomplishing your goals look like? How will you get back on track if you get off track?
- Don’t sell yourself short. Don’t settle for anything but your accomplishment.
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