In a couple weeks, we'll be heading into second half of 2005. How are you doing on those New Year's resolutions?
What were they?
Think back for a minute at how committed you were to achieving them. (And if you have achieved them, congratulations!)
If you're like most people, however, all that commitment, all that resolve, turned into more frustration than results.
Maybe it started with one little slip. One day of not exercising. One chocolate, one cigarette. Or a pair of really fabulous shoes that seemed much more important than your studio rent.
Before you knew it, those well-intentioned resolutions were a thing of past. What on earth went wrong?
This time, instead of looking back at your frustration, why not focus your energy on figuring out how to achieve your goals? Here are a few suggestions that just might help you get there:
1 - Find a goal that inspires you
What do you really want to accomplish? Is it your goal, or someone else's? How will your day-to-day life change when you achieve that goal?
What effect will it have on you, or those around you, if you don't get there?
Does your goal give you an opportunity to grow? To be creative? To develop into a better you?
When you find a goal that seems right, feel into it. Do you sincerely believe you can achieve it? When you think about your goal, does it really excite you? Give you energy? Is a smile starting to light up your face? If so, you've probably found a goal that won't lead to frustration. So go for it!