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Peter Katevatis - Jan 01, 2016
January is my favourite month.  Not only are the best people born in January, but it is a time of rejuvenation, a clean slate, renewal. Everyone loves to play the Resolution Game but sadly by January 8th the resolution gets ignored and we revert bac

January is my favourite month.  Not only are the best people born in January, but it is a time of rejuvenation, a clean slate, renewal.

Everyone loves to play the Resolution Game but sadly by January 8th the resolution gets ignored and we revert back to the way we did things the week before.

 

 

If you want to make a change in your life, you will do it.  If you don’t REALLY want to change, you won’t.  It’s really that simple.  Human achievement is limited more by the individual than their surroundings.  We prefer to blame others, but the mirror usually points to our failures.  For a resolution/goal to be effective it needs to have the following attributes:

  1. Clearly defined
  2. Measureable
  3. Within your reach
  4. With a time frame

So having a goal of “travel more” is useless.  Setting a goal of “I will walk the steps of Machu Picchu before November 2016” is much better.   Everyone has different goals and that is part of the wonderful uniqueness of our society.  What is special to me is useless to others.  However, here are a few goal examples to get your brain churning:

  • I will to learn to say “Hello, Goodbye, Thank You, Please, and I Love You” in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Farsi, and German by December 2016
  • I will run the West Van 10km on March 6th, 2016 in under 60 minutes and smile doing it
  • I will learn to juggle 3 tennis balls before June 2016
  • I will fit into “those” pants by May 2016 while still breathing normally
  • I will spend a minimum of 7 consecutive days without touching anything that connects to the internet (preferably at China Beach, Vancouver Island) in 2016
  • I will make Monday my healthy day - eating nothing fried, processed, or previously alive
  • I will stop worrying about what others think of me for the rest of my life, it’s time to dress sillier
  • I will enter a “rock garden plant” in the Alpine Garden Club of BC spring show on April 2, 2016

Your resolutions do not have to be ground-breaking or impressive to others, but they do have to matter to you.  If your goal doesn’t matter to you, why bother doing it?  Spend time pursuing your true desires and you will be successful.

 

If you want to succeed in your goal to change this year, share it with someone, and I urge you to share it with me.  The key to sharing is that you have now made yourself accountable to someone so you are more likely to succeed just to save face.  Embarrassment is sometimes a better motivator than anything else.  Also, by telling me your goal I can help you make it a reality.  Use my network to your advantage.