Every New Year starts out with a promise of bigger and better things for our life. We are eager to get started and to make a difference. Then, somewhere along the line, generally a few weeks or months at best, we lose the focus and fall into the same ‘ol same ‘ol of the past years.
Why is that? Most of the time it is because we haven’t written down and committed to what we want. Let’s take a few minutes to start thinking about what we want for ourselves and our families in the new year.
Usually for ourselves we want the standard things. We often say that this year we are going to:
- Lose weight
- Eat better
- Spend more time with our family
- Clean out that closet we ignore
- ___________________(you fill in the blank).
Decide what it is you really want. If losing weight is important (believe me, I relate), then write down a goal for each week. I like to record these on my calendar. That way they are in front of me. I know each week I will see it (whether I like it or not). This will help you keep it in mind, and keep working on it.
So what should you do about getting started on that document organizing project you keep putting off every year? Come on, you know that it is so very important, but you just can’t seem to get going.
I am here to help. Start by writing down a goal. Here are a few examples:
- By the end of January, I will have all my documents in one place.
- At the end of February, I will have sorted through my documents and disposed of those I can get rid of.
- In March, I will start to categorize my documents into four simple categories. (More on this to come.)
Did you notice something about the above list? I didn’t say I want to, or I will try, or I would like to, I said I WILL. Make the commitment, make it solid, but make it achievable.
So where are you on the resolutions you made last month?
Till next post, keep it real.