Word of the Year

I’ve written in the past about New Year’s Resolutions and how they are destined to fail without proper planning.  (See Say “No” to New Year’s Resolutions and Setting Monthly Goals Instead Of New Year’s Resolutions).

This year, I’m trying something different.  I’ve chosen a “Word of the Year” using Christine Kane’s Word of the Year Discovery Tool.  (Thanks to my organizing colleague Janine Adams of St. Louis for bringing this to my attention).

My word of the year is Balance.  It encompasses the business and personal goals I plan to accomplish this year.  It also keeps my focus on my vision of where I want to be a year from now.

What are you doing this year to set goals and ensure that you achieve them?  Let me know.

Setting Monthly Goals Instead Of New Year’s Resolutions

In the past, I have suggested setting quarterly goals instead of New Year’s Resolutions.  You can see my discussion of this in an earlier post entitled Say “No” to New Year’s Resolutions.

I’m about to break with tradition even further by advocating for monthly goals rather than quarterly.

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Say “No” to New Year’s Resolutions

What is it about the turning of the calendar from December 31 to January 1 that makes us think that we suddenly have the ability to exercise more, spend more time with our families, and get organized?

There is nothing magical about that switch from one day to another, yet most of us continue to set ourselves up for failure by vowing to be different people in the new year.

Here’s a much more achievable way to make changes to your life:  set quarterly goals.

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Simplifying New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions have become a cliché.  Everybody makes them . . . and everybody breaks them!  How many times have you made a solemn vow to yourself on January 1st, only to give up in frustration by January 8th?

Here are an organizer’s guidelines to making New Year’s Resolutions that stick.

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