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Written by: Vickie Bevenour
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Coach Vickie Bevenour
January 2005 - What is Your New Year's Plan?
What is your New Year’s plan? What resolutions have you made? What changes do you want to make in your life in 2005? What methods have you put in place to assure that these changes will be a success?
There are some schools of thought that say, ”Plan Big”, “Think Broadly”, “Go for the Big Dream”. In my experience, I say “Start Small”,”Think Miniscule”, and you will be successful. Making reasonable resolutions that allow you to take small steps towards your ultimate goal will give you many win-win situations and get you to your final target.
The idea is all about “the slight edge”. Everyday we make many choices. Making the “right” decision, every time, even on the smallest of things, is what will give you “the slight edge”. Making small decisions that will inch you towards your goal will end up catapulting you far forward in the end. Think about the decisions that you made in the last week, hopefully they went something like this:
- “I will call that customer who had the product problem to see if they are happy with the resolution.”
- “I will take a solid hour first thing this morning to tackle that difficult budget issue.”
- “I will leave a voice mail for the person who coordinated the meeting and thank them for a job well done.”
- “Instead of waiting for tomorrow, I will work out today.”
- “I will have the salad instead of the cheese burger for lunch.”
- “I will work through lunch and deliver the report 3 hours early.”
By taking small steps everyday, and many of them, you will begin to create positive energy. Energy is truly an amazing thing! The more positive the energy is, the easier it is to build on it, to duplicate the movement and to get things done. Every time you have a decision to make, take the high road: take the action that moves you closer to your ultimate goal. Be relentless, do not stop, and build on your last positive decision. You will be amazed at how quickly your small actions compound into great accomplishments.
Whatever your New Year’s plan, whatever your resolution, whatever success looks like to you in 2005, begin with “the slight edge.” Congratulations, you have taken the first step to deriving results from within.
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