We make plans to lose weight, earn more money, get out of debt, end relationships or marriages, further our education, move, start businesses, and various other changes in our lives...for the better. Yes - usually these resolutions, goals, plans, affirmations, and decisions are meant to bring betterment into our lives. But, do we really have to wait until it's a new year to make these changes? I don’t think so! Why procrastinate with betterment? Don’t you want it now?
Friends, I’m here to tell you that these same decisions can be made any day, any time, or any year. When we wait until the New Year begins, we are usually fired up as it has the feeling of being a fresh start, due to the fact that it's a new year. But what I have seen happen many times is that those same fresh feelings gradually die a slow death as the months in the year go by.
What works with any new plan, goal, decision or resolution you may make, is that if it is written down, broken down into appropriate segments, diaried/calendared, follow-ups completed, executed and checked off step by step as the time progresses. That is what has worked for me and several people I know. We can always make a million verbal plans, but when it's written down, followed-up and actually implemented, it becomes real.
So, with each new decision, plan, goal, resolution, affirmation - whatever it may be that you made at the onset of the New Year, get yourself a notebook, write it down, date it, calendar each step, follow-up, check off each step accomplished, and move on to the step. Continue this process until you have completed your plan. Doing this ensures that you were actually very serious when you made them, and that you were not just saying them to make yourself or anyone else feel good.
Go ahead. Do it now! I'm really hoping you will. If you do, will you share your marvelous accomplishment(s) with me at the end of 2011?