December is here. We are less than 30 days away from the year 2010. Holy crap. Where did 2009 go? My thought is 2010 is going to go by even faster. What are we going to do with the time that flies?
So here’s my idea/tip of the week: Instead of making “New Years Resolutions” how about setting “Big Life Goals”? Let’s be honest, I’ve found that most New Years Resolutions aren’t really ever kept. Well, at least I’m bad at keeping mine.
So take the time to think about the things that you are looking to accomplish and set your goals high. Very high. My theory is the higher you set your goals and the more you work to achieve those big goals – the more rewards and achievements you will get along the way. Think of each little step you take to achieve that big goal, as a little goal in and of itself.
Do you like to write? Set a big goal of publishing a book. You might not publish your book in 2010, but you can take the necessary steps to get there.
Are you looking to get in shape? Set a goal of running a marathon. Sure, you might not be able to run the 26.2 miles, but I guarantee you’ll find yourself in better shape just by trying.
Do you want to buy a house? Maybe you aren’t necessarily in a financial state to buy a house yet, but by taking small steps to get rid of debt and putting a little bit in savings each month, you’ll get there sooner than you know it.
My point is, don’t sell yourself short. Don’t make a resolution that you’ll only keep for 10 days. Set a goal that will change your life. Dream big.
Let me ask: What goals are you going to set for yourself this year?
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