I don’t typically make New Year’s resolutions, although I sometimes have a general goal or theme for my year. If New Year’s resolutions work for you, that’s wonderful. But if they don’t, it’s not too late to start fresh.
I do believe that goals are essential. When it comes to success, I think Michael Jordan is a good example. He says:
“I’m a firm believer in goal setting. Step by step. I can’t see any other way of accomplishing anything.”
Here’s a post with some of my favorite goal quotes:
If you like to set goals, I think the SMART goal acronym is especially helpful. See the following posts by my daughter, Christina, and daughter-in-love, Chea, for helpful ideas on setting SMART goals.
Set Goals throughout the Year by Christina Chitwood at Fit Body Full Life (S.M.A.R.T. goals for health and fitness)
New Year, New Goals by Christina Chitwood at Christina Chitwood Performance (S.M.A.R.T. goals with figure skating example)
Learn to Set SMART Goals in Figure Skating by Chea Hutton-Chitwood at Chitwood Skating
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If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I love to set monthly challenges.
What Do You Want to Change? is my post telling about the concept of 30-day challenges. Rather than making New Year’s resolutions, I start fresh each month with a 30-day challenge. For me, that’s a perfect amount of time. I often go back and repeat the same challenge during a later month.
Some of the challenges I’ve done during the past year are editing an eBook, decluttering, working on photo albums, fitness challenge, anti-procrastination challenge, and 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge.
Here’s a post my daughter wrote about 30-day challenges:
Challenge Yourself by Christina Chitwood at Christina Chitwood Performance
So, don’t worry if your New Year’s resolutions have already been broken. It isn’t too late to set goals. There are lots of opportunities left in 2012 to set new goals and challenges and reach new heights.
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What sort of resolution, goal, or challenge works best for you?
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