At LifeBound, we are excited to welcome the new year. We are taking these last few days of December to reflect on 2010, be grateful for everything that’s come our way, and leave behind those things that get in the way of achieving our goals. As you make your new year’s resolutions, focus on goals for both your personal and professional life. Share these resolutions with your children or students and encourage them to overcome one of their obstacles this year. When you share your goals, you increase your chances of sticking to your plan by creating a community that you can ask to hold you accountable, and vice versa.
Before the ball drops at midnight tomorrow, solidify your resolutions by asking yourself the following questions:
- Is the size of my goal realistic? If it’s too broad, ask “Can I break it into smaller goals?” If it’s not broad enough, ask “Can I make it more specific?”
- Can I designate milestones to gauge my progress? Will it help to reward myself along the way?
- Do I have a support group? Who would be the best people in my life to alert of my goals?
- How will I hold myself accountable? At the same time, how will I remind myself it’s okay to stumble as long as I get back on track?
If you have other powerful questions you ask before the new year, please share them in our comment box below today’s blog. We hope you have a safe and happy new year, and look forward to continuing the dialogue with you in 2011!