Welcome To A New Decade

Better Than New Year’s Resolutions

Ok, it’s 2010! Shocking as that is, it’s a good time for taking stock. In some area of your life or business, there’s something you want to improve, adjust, or change.

Getting More Of What You Want In 2010

Preparation: get two pieces of paper, or index cards, or post-it notes. You’ll need to write down a few words for these techniques to work.

Technique #1 – End Some Insanity

You’ve probably heard of the definition of insanity:

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

– Benjamin Franklin

You’re simply going to write down at least one thing you are going to do differently in the future. Please be specific. “I’m going to go for a walk at least three times per week, at least around the block” will be much more effective than “I’m going to get in shape”.

You don’t need to create a huge list. One item you really want to change will do – but you must write it down. Bonus points if you put the piece of paper where you can see it regularly.

Technique #2 – Create Some Lighthouses

The second technique is to choose three words that represent your direction for the new year. These are “lighthouse” words – very personal. They’re not necessarily the goals themselves… more markers for the general direction you want to travel in.

Mine are Mark, Grasp, Ferret.

For more explanation of the technique, and why I choose those words, read “Three Words For the New Year” at Bootstrap Blogger.

Make sure you write your words down.

My wish for you is that you take action towards your dreams and goals in 2010.

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  1. That is so true. As an author and business man, I can relate to how you said ” They’re not necessarily the goals themselves… more markers for the general direction you want to”. I hope more people discover your blog because you really know what you’re talking about. Can’t wait to read more from you!

  2. Kal says:

    Welcome to a whole new set of challenges! 😀 cheers!

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