In order for that to happen, a goal must be personal. Any goal has to be something near and dear to you. It can't be someone else's goal or what someone suggests should be your goal. A personal goal insures that you will own it and invest the time, money and the commitment it will take to accomplish it.
Third, any goal must be possible. More goals have been tossed aside in the early stages simply because they seemed far too difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish. When something seems so out of reach, it's easy to throw in the towel. That's not to say a goal should be so simple it requires virtually no effort. Effective goals always stretch us, but must always be within reason.
So, as you begin this new year, see if your goals meet the criteria of being personal, provocative and possible. Then, begin.
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