Congratulations on making it through the past six weeks and surviving Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas!
We are headed toward the end of 2013 at a fast clip and I, for one, am trying to get my ducks in a row! When January 1st hits I want to be able to have my goals in place** and most importantly, the method to achieve them outlined. This gives me 6 days to do some thinking and chart my course for success in 2014.
So I challenge you to take a few minutes to sit quietly and figure out what your goals are for the new year. Once you have it or them identified, take a piece of paper and plot out how you’ll reach your goal(s).
Will you add in another running day? Hire a trainer? Meet with a registered dietician? Arrange a walking club with some neighbors? Network for business? Find a mentor at work or model a successful co-worker? Be detailed and clear with what steps will need to be taken.
Having a plan in place and then being willing and able to adjust the plan if needed is a key step in this process. You will need to be able to bend or change course if you are not getting the results you wish.
So get to thinking about what you want to achieve in the next year and then what steps you need to take to ensure success!
Now go run!
** this is NOT to be confused with a resolution – resolutions are dreams and wishes that most often do not have a plan for success mapped out.