Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Do you have a plan for the new year? It’s not too late.
Having an idea of what you want to accomplish as you enter a new year can help steer you on a course to success. There’s no guarantee, of course, but it’s worth a try.
I remember reading a widely known expert’s comments on how to do just that. It seemed easy enough, so I tried it. Darn if he wasn’t right. It CAN be done.
His plan was simple. Three steps.
Step 1: Set a goal that is easily attainable. Something as easy as … “I will be on time to work (or school, or whatever) every day this week.”
Then, you pick it up a bit.
Step 2: Set a second goal that you CAN reach, with a little effort. Such as … “I will do something for someone every day.”
Next, make it more difficult.
Step 3: The third goal should have a challenge. One that forces you to put forth an effort. It might be a little more than you can do, but you make progress in getting it done. “I’m going to get myself organized.”
Following this plan of three goals per week, you can guarantee success at least 33 percent of the time. You may hit 66 percent. And with real determination, and a little luck, you just might do it all.
Take a look at the possibilities in the topics in our “know it” library (knowit.newsok.com). There’s everything from health to financial to sports, cultural, or special interest areas.
The resources will help you, if you supply the effort.
It’s like starting anew.