"Achieve resolutions this year!"

How many of you find yourself replaying the same resolutions year after year? You start the year excited and motivated to achieve them this time around. But as the weeks and months pass, life takes over and you find yourself slipping into old patterns and behaviors. This of course leads to frustration as your well intentioned goals slip by one more time. What if you decided this year to take a different approach? How would it feel to refresh some of your goals and in the mean time create a surrounding that supports your new goals? What do you have to lose? If you continue doing the same thing, you will continue to get the same results. You need to spice it up a bit, take some risks, and create some different goals that exciteyou. Before even embarking on your goals, you need to take some time to prepare yourself to succeed. This time of year is a perfect time to reflect on the past and decide what you want to change for the future.


* De-clutter your life
Before embarking on goals, you need to make room in your life FOR these goals. In other words, you need to get rid of everything that is draining you, both physically and emotionally. This week create a "toleration' list. Write down everything you are tolerating in your life. For ex. a cluttered desk, a leaking faucet, a friend that neglects to return calls, a stack of bills piling up. Commit to crossing off one toleration every week.

* Simplify your life
Do you feel overcommited? Are you overobligated, running a million miles per hour? Take a look at your current obligations. This week decide which responsibilities are creating more stress than joy. Either get rid of these obligations, delegate to someone else, or re-invent them. Choose wisely how you want to spend your time.

* Look at current goals
Now that you have begun the process of cleaning up your life, you can embark on your goals. If you have had a current goal for longer than a year, get rid of it. The energy and excitement factor are gone. Create a new list of goals that excite you. Create both short and long term goals that you can begin working toward. The more specific the goal, the more likely that you will achieve it.

If you would like some help getting past the blocks, and need some accountability and fresh perspective, contact me for a FREE coaching session.
Good Luck!
Have a great week!

Author's Bio: 

Leslie Gail is a Certified Life Coach who supports busy people in achieving personal and professional success without compromising their values. Leslie is on a panel of experts for KOSI radio in Denver, she publishes articles and appears regularly on 7News in Denver. Contact Leslie directly at www.newlifefocus.com or call

866-779-0731 for a FREE coaching consult.