I hope you appreciate my photo of one of the spectacular winter sunsets we've been having here in Southern California. I've paired it with this thoughtful quote my Facebook friend and colleague Evelyn Kalinosky posted on New Year's Eve. I've always felt that resolutions are a trap, a set up for failure, and I resonated with the idea of instead focusing on intentions. Maybe it's just semantic, but the change in perspective might make a difference for you.
Another thing that could make a difference in your success with your intentions is to approach your goals with your strengths in mind.
To help you, I've developed a downloadable worksheet that will get you focused on your strengths and thinking about how you can leverage those gifts and talents to achieve your goals (or resolutions) this year.
Just visit my web site, enter your email and take the first step to start learning more about your strengths and using them to make 2014 your best year yet!
A couple of other resources to keep you on track:
- On Victory Circles Radio, Cheri Ruskus interviewed productivity expert Jason Womack, author of Your Best Just Got Better, who shared some excellent tips to stay focused and productive. Listen to the recording here.
- In this New York Times article, read 4 research-based tips to keep you on track to reaching your goals
- I wrote a blog post about how to get things done in the last 100 days of the year. Many of the points apply to your resolutions as well.
What are your intentions for the new year? What is your plan for achieving them? By sharing them with others, you're more likely to succeed. Weigh in below!