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Get set for your goals for the New Year – 2018

Now is the time to start again to set your goals. NO New Year’s resolutions will do. They tend to fall away too soon. But goals stay in place. Goals are what we work towards. They are NOT what we resolve to do.

Goals include concrete action steps (even if you don’t write them down). In this way they are different from resolutions which are in the realm of hopes and dreams. Hopes and dreams lose power once the excitement of achieving them is gone.

Goals, on the other hand, are achievable because they do not rely on excitement. They rely on actionable steps. The joy comes from movement that is palpable. That lets you know you’re going in exactly the direction you want to go.

So right now, as soon as you finish reading this post, without even looking at the goals you’ve already written for the last year (-- remember, no reason to get upset with yourself if you haven’t yet done your goals), write down whatever goals come to mind. Don’t worry at all about how you will achieve them. Don’t be concerned with how long it will take to accomplish them. First… just write them down.

And, by the way, if you have not yet bought a spiral notebook to write your daily goals in, this can go on your goals list right now.

With the next post we will start again with creating our daily goals for 2018.

Keep in mind, research has definitely shown that those of us who write down our goals – even if we never look at them again – are more likely to achieve them than those who don’t.

Happy 2018!

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