Don’t Make Resolutions…

Set goals this year. The average New Years Resolution has been broken by the time the cleaning crews are finished with Time Square. Resolutions are usually the result of a look back where goals are the result of creating a plan for going forward. Just like so many others, I used to wake up on January 1st thinking I would eat better, work out more and probably learn a new language. This year, I am taking a few words of wisdom from Yogi Berra to help me reach some of my goals for 2009.

  • “It’s like deja-vu, all over again” – Every year I throw myself at resolutions with gusto. I have always had the ability to start the year off with complete conviction. Sadly, I usually find myself resolutions falling off one at a time as the year gets busier. This year, I am trying to take a long term approach for success.
  • “If you don’t know where you are going, you will end up somewhere else” – Every good plan has a roadmap. If you want to lose weight, you need to determine what will get you there and what you are likely to stick with.
  • “It’s pretty far, but it doesn’t seem like it”
  • “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”

This year, try something different set one or two reasonable goals and come up with a plan to get there.

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