Can you hear you hear it? The countdown has already begun for the year 2014. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? I can hear you saying, “Come on we just stepped into the new year, we have tons of time left in this year.” And of course, that’s very true.
However, if you want to make some lasting changes in your life this year, you better get started.
Time waits for no one!
Are you like so many people who set unrealistic New Years’s resolutions only to find that you have no idea how to begin and therefore, do nothing about them except hope and wish that they will come to be? And then when another year comes to a close and nothing in your life has improved and you wonder what happened to all the time you thought you had.
That is true for so many people and I am here to help you find a “SMARTER” way. Lets trash those stinking resolutions once and for all and start working and living smarter.
Have you ever heard of SMART goal setting? I never thought this up but I sure do love it because it really works.
SMART Goals are:
So instead of the “set and forget” resolution process, how about you begin right now to get clear on how you want your life to improve over this year. Write down all the areas you want to see some change, for example, health and fitness, ideal weight, money you want to make/save this year, job/career, family time, relationships, and anything else that is important to you.
Once you have written down each area, then plan a SMART goal for each section and as long as you are taking actions towards those goals BAM you are off to the races!
You have just set yourself up to win a race that most people only dream of running. Way to go!
NOTE: Please remember to CELEBRATE the achievement of each goal. The journey is just as important as the destination.
I would love to hear of your goals so that I can cheer you on and help you shout from the roof tops when you achieve them (and also encourage you when it seems that you can’t go on). Just leave a comment below so I can join you and then you will not be running this race alone!