The very term New Years Resolution unfortunately conjures up a sense of failure and abandonment in some folks. That is sad because it can be a very valuable exercise to use this time to examine your life and identify important goals, or activities that are yet to be achieved.
Here are a couple of thoughts to keep in mind when planning your resolutions.
- Write down your resolutions on paper and keep them where you will see them often. Experts say you are up to 80% more likely to achieve your goals if they are written down.
- Include some goals that will be relatively easy to accomplish. The feeling of satisfaction you will get from accomplishing a few “easy” goals can prevent the ” I never fulfill any of my resolutions anyway” excuse.
- Don’ let preconceived ideas limit your goals. Consider that Gladys Burrill completed the Honolulu Marathon in just over nine hours in 2011, to become the oldest marathon finisher at age 92.
- Let your mind run a little wild. Try to identify one goal that would be extremely satisfying but has never crossed your mind before.
If any of your resolutions for 2012 will require that you spend a little more time out of the office, give us a call. We would be happy to cover your phones while you are out.
Happy New Year from all of us at South Coast Answering Service.