Forget Resolutions -- What's Your Mission?

 

Happy New Year to you! A new year, a new beginning. If you're like most people, you've probably flirted around with New Year's resolutions. You've said, "THIS is the year I'm gonna lose weight and get in shape. Starting January 1st, no more snacking. I'm joining the health club and I'm gonna work out daily. I may even do my first marathon." What happens? By February 1st (the latest ...) you're back on the junk food regimen, you've been to the club a total of 5 times (you're "just too busy to get there") and you've filed that marathon application in the trash. And you've concluded, "Resolutions don't work for me." (You've got a lot of company on that one ...)


Maybe you need a better approach. Instead of making a mental resolution, create a Mission Statement. The difference?  A Mission Statement is:

  • a hand written or typed out paragraph
  • has specific, measurable outcomes
  • has a deadline -- in this case, December 31st

Give this simple written exercise a try on your own -- if you need some help let me know.  They you won't need to make any more fruitless resolutions -- you'll be like The Blues Brothers, on "a Mission from God."

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