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Thursday, January 2, 2014

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

It's resolution time.  That's right...this year is THE year when all the wonderful things you should be doing but haven't been doing get done.  Oh, if only it were that simple.  Think of it, everyone would be thinner, healthier, kinder, smarter and richer.

I said this in an earlier post but it's worth repeating.  "A goal without a plan is just a wish."  If you keep that in mind when making those resolutions, it might help you be more realistic and therefore more successful.

Make a list.  Then break each goal (or resolution) into manageable and measurable smaller goals.  Write them down.  Post them in a prominent place.  Tell someone you trust about your goals.  Ask them to check up on your progress.  Accountability is a great motivator.

Resolutions are all about change and change isn't always easy.  I think I'd rather focus on one or two goals and meet them than make a huge wish list of goals that I promptly forget about.  What are the two biggest changes you'd like to make in your life?  Start there.  Remember too that these are YOUR changes (or goals).  You can only change yourself...not your children nor your husband.  Too bad but true.  BUT, by making positive changes to yourself, you'll be changing the dynamic of your relationships with those you love and work with in a positive way too.  It's a win-win proposition.

I wish you good luck and success with your goals for the year!


  1. So true. One can only change him or herself, though the results are like when a pebble is thrown in to the pond... I know from my own experience. So, it will change dynamics, like you said, for the better.
    Thanks for this beautiful post.