New Year's Resolution Week
"This year, I am going to earn my CSP."
That is what I said several years ago at this time. And thankfully, I can say that after many hours of sweating it through, I received my Certified Speaking Professional designation in San Diego, California, July 2007.
For many of us, New Year’s Resolution Week is a time to reflect on the changes that we want and need and in doing so we compile a list of resolutions. Unfortunately if our resolutions happen not to work out as we had hoped, we tend to put off trying again until the following year.
Identify and visualize what feelings will come about by you achieving your goal. Create a clear mental picture of you having achieved your goals. Replay this image regularly. Click to tweet
Many experts agree that the resolution itself is too often equated with the plan when it is only one part of the overall plan.
One tip is to visualize the future. Identify and visualize what feelings will come about by you achieving your goal. Create a clear mental picture of you having achieved your goals. Replay this image regularly. The more details the better!
Everyday is a new challenge to live the way we intend to, according to our passions and purpose. Remember, it takes less effort to stay the same than it does to change. Most goals require stepping outside of our comfort zone and that is why many people give up. Each year we can extend ourselves in new ways, but these resolutions need to be based on our passions and our purpose, followed by a detailed plan and support in order for us to succeed.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!