When you stop to think about it, New Year’s resolutions are all about habits: breaking some bad ones – smoking, drinking excessively, binging on fast food when you’ve had a bad day – and starting some new ones, like working out or getting more organised.
Take a moment to tabulate your resolutions for 2007, commit to them and measure your progress on a regular basis. Here are six pointers to steer you in the right direction:
- Articulating your goals clearlyand putting them in writing gets the wheels in motion so you can start achieving them.
- Finding the right team to help you is key to your success, and it’s sometimes necessary to make substitutions and additions to the group as your needs and their commitments change overtime.
- Just because you live with someone or think you know them well, their interests and intentions may surprise you when you least expect it.
- Achieving your goals is an ongoing process, not a one-time event, and you can’t let minor setbacks derail you along the way. Stay positive and focused at every step.
- Karma catches up with you. Always do the right things for the right reasons, and eventually it’ll pay off in wonderful ways – sometimes sooner than you’d imagine.
- Recycle things you no longer need in your life. You’ll help others who can use those things now, and it’ll make you feel great too.