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With the New Year upon us, many of us reflect on the past year’s successes and lament our perceived failures. I challenge you to view all of your experiences in 2017 as successes.  Consider your so-called “failures” as another opportunity to learn in your journey to success. Remember, it’s all about perspective.

Goal Setting

Along with the New Year comes the ever-present resolution.  What do you resolve to accomplish in 2018?  Resolve means to find a purpose and see it through to completion.  In 2018, I challenge you to resolve to learn the discipline of goal setting.  Goal setting is quite different than the regular New Year’s resolutions.  Do you have a list of things that you would like to accomplish in 2018?  How about in five or ten years?  Did you know that you goal is only a wish until it is written down?  Once you write down your goals, they become tangible – you can see them!  The next step is to review your goals every day, preferable twice a day – once in the morning and once before you go to bed at night.  Repetition causes your mind to gravitate toward your goals.

Write It Down

Do you have a goal that you want more than anything else?  You should write it down somewhere you can see it throughout the day.  I have my top two goals written on an index card in my day planner.  Because this repetition causes your mind to become keenly aware of our goals, it begins to see opportunities to fulfill your goals in places you may not have thought to look.  Your goals are now front and center in your mind.  They are not just a wish that you made on New Year’s Day.


This year, I challenge you to repeat the following affirmation:  I will commit to the discipline of goal setting by writing down my goals and reviewing them each day.

With this affirmation, you will have a prosperous 2018!

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For More Inspiration:
Here’s a List of 12 Books that I Plan to Read in 2018

The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey

High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

A Year of Miracles by Marianne Williamson

Millionaire Influencer by Yuli Ziv

The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

The Aladdin Factor by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring by John Wooden and Don Yaeger

How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by John C. Maxwell

Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life by Sally Bedell Smith

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg

The Truth About Style by Stacy London

Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham