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Resolutions? What Resolutions?

February 4, 2013

Daily Read – Resolutions? What Resolutions?

We’re a month into the New Year and statistically speaking 88% of all New Year’s resolutions will be a faint memory by December. If you are like many who after evaluating 2012 at years end, decided you were not happy with the status-quo and made some promises to yourself to change, it is a good idea to reflect on your progress.  If you realize you have already let some things slide – here are 3 lessons to get you back on track:

  1. Develop positive rituals. What you do every day plays a big role in defining who you are. By definition a ritual is something that has become normal, customary and an expected part of your life…habits. Positive rituals don’t form overnight—they form over time. Discipline is something you must develop.
  2. Just Do Something! Everyone knows the “an apple a day” principle, but very few follow the advice. If you do just a little each day, at the end of a year it adds up to a lot. You don’t become successful in a day. You become successful day-by-day.
  3. Read, Think, Journal. Reading is powerful because it is the gift of leverage (leveraging someone else’s time, research and knowledge put into writing). Thinking has been set aside behind our “to-do” list, but is the core of dreaming and planning what you want to change and accomplish in your life. Journaling will provide you with personal insight, help clarify your thinking and flesh out your ideas.

Taking a few minutes each evening to assess your day and to read, think and journal can completely change the downward slide of your resolutions and make you eager to be in the lasting 12% at the end of the year.

Some thoughts from http://www.eyesonsales.com/content/article/3_tips_to_start_the_year_right/

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