At the end of each year, it is traditional to make a New Year's Resolution. With such "agreements", we commit ourselves to resolving personal issues, yet more often than not, fail to keep these commitments. The concept in itself is a good one: to make an assessment of our lives, to contemplate what we wish to modify during the following twelve months, and then making a commitment to that change.

What therefore, can we do to enhance the probability of successful attainment of our resolutions? Although it seems a complex and mystifying issue, 'consciously creating' involves simple tools and techniques that do not require your belief or understanding in order for them to work for you.

The following are a few of the main points you need to remember in order to manifest successfully, what your heart desires:

1. Commit your resolutions to paper. Contemplation, in itself is not enough.

2. Keep your list short.
A list of 10 resolutions is big enough to create a 'critical mass' of energy through which to 'get your message across' and is short enough to be remembered and therefore practical.

3. Keep your resolutions simple, clear and detailed. Instead of "I make a lot of money" use "I earn xxx during 2001"

4. Create a clear picture of your resolutions in present time as if they were already realized. Involve all your senses in this picture (see it, smell it, touch it,...) Bring to the picture positive emotions such as excitement, joy and fun.

5. Repeat the thought and visualization process of your resolutions twice a day. It takes about 20-25 minutes a day, and is worth the investment of time.

6. Communicate your resolutions to others. In this way you strengthen your commitment, creating for yourself a support group.

7. Make a step every day towards realizing your resolutions, no matter how small. This step can even be of a mental nature. However, a daily step towards each resolution is going to make realization faster than you can imagine.

8. Acknowledge yourself for any step you complete on the way to realizing your resolution.

9. When one of your resolutions is realized ensure that you celebrate the personal success and treat yourself.

10. After realizing any of your resolutions, cross it off your list and replace it with another. Maintain your list of 10 resolutions, throughout the year, thus keeping them alive.

REMEMBER: a fish is born to swim, a bird is born to fly and a human being is born to create...

Article by: Nisandeh Neta, trainer, success coach and healer. He is the founder of Open Circles, a center for personal-growth and leadership. Visit to learn more about how you can make a difference, through living your dreams. Visit to browse the archives of our Inspiration e-Newsletter.

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Author's Bio: 

Nisandeh Neta is an Israeli trainer, coach and therapist. Since 1988 he has been intensely involved in business development and entrepreneurial ventures as founder and director of two computer companies and an international educational center for personal growth and leadership.

He has been leading groups and trainings all over Europe and Israel on the themes of transformation and change, leadership and management, stress-management, relationships and communication, consciously creating, entrepreneurship and creativity, meditation and neo-shamanism.

Visit to learn more about how you can make a difference, through living your dreams.
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