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The ONLY New Year’s Resolution You Need (Redux)

Mary Schmidt

Jan 03, 2017

Did you make some? Have you already broken at least one? (C’mon. ‘Fess up.) Personally, I’ve always found resolutions to be profoundly depressing…da pressure! da pressure!

Goals are different. Perhaps it’s simply a matter of semantics. We can set small, medium, large, shoot the moon goals and keep adjusting (as long as we keep moving and trying.) Bite off a small chunk of a big challenge. Solve it. Learn. Adjust. Move on to the next bit.

Sure, be a bit realistic. (I, for example, know that—no matter how fervently I “visualize” it or how many times I write it down—I’ll never lose “that 10 pounds” again (I’d probably have to give up vino, pasta, and butter. Sorry, life’s too short to live without those.) Need I mention that we should also have a little fun along the way? Not take ourselves too seriously? Have a few silly, fun goals that are just—well—fun. Oscar Wilde noted, life is too important to be taken seriously.

So, without further ado—the only resolution needed. We’re going to have a great year!

Now, I’m going to go review (again) my goals for the year, both personal and professional. Then, lay out a 30/60/90 day (one-page) plan. (I actually do take my own advice sometimes…)

You can download the one-page PDF template for the 30/60/90 plan (Note: Keep it simple. Three things. I also highly recommend doing this with a good old-fashioned pen or pencil. Uses a different part of the brain and encourages a different type of thinking.)

P.S. Remember activity is not the same as results.

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