Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Welcome To 2014! Here Are Two Simple Ways To Take Advantage Of A Fresh Start

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Many of us look at the start of a new year as an opportunity to make some resolutions regarding things we are going to differently over the coming days, months, years, etc. But the fact of the matter is that a lot of people fail to accomplish the goals that they set out to reach. In addition, many people miss their mark quite early on in their quest. Instead of dwelling on the numerous reasons that people come up short of where they had envisioned themselves, I am going to make two simple recommendations to help support whatever it is you hope to do for yourself in 2014.
  1. Announce your big goals publicly - You add a new level of accountability to your plans when you put them out there for others to know about. Whether you post your plans on Facebook, a blog, or just on a piece of paper on your refrigerator, you up the ante by making a public pronouncement of what you plan to accomplish.
  2. Get an accountability partner - It is fun to get together with others who have set similar goals and support one another in your quest.  My biggest success from an exercise standpoint came when a group of us would meet before school every morning to do P90X before school. Knowing that others were there expecting me to show up was a huge motivator. It's one thing to let yourself down, but it is very hard to disappoint others.
Best wishes for success in whatever your plans are for 2014! For me, I plan to blog and exercise daily. There, I said it publicly which could make you one of my accountability partners ;) 
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