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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

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Seven Steps to Success

Decide What You Want

Write it Down

Set a Deadline

Make a List

Organize Your List

Take Action

Do Something Every Day

Characteristics of Successful People


Goal Driven

Committed to Creating Results

Willing to Take Action


Have a big Dream/Goal

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“A Goal is a Dream with a Deadline!” – Napoleon Hill


There are four steps to setting a goal:

1. Identify your goal.

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2. Make a plan to reach your goal.

a. Start working toward your goals today

b. Set a realistic but challenging goal

c. Define and describe your goal

d. List your personal strengths in relation to your goal

e. Make a time line

f. Plan ahead

3. Put your plan in motion.

a. Visualize

b. Brainstorm ideas

c. Ask for guidance

d. Seek help

e. Be positive

4. Decide if your plan is working.

a. Draw on all your past achievements that are relevant to you goal

b. Leverage the power of small wins

c. Learn from mistakes

d. Create benchmarks or milestones

e. Listen to your internal dialogue

f. Be Passionate

g. Revisit, evaluate, and if necessary, adjust your goals

h. Make contingency plans

i. Consider new opportunities and options that come your way

j. Persevere

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Goal-Setting Process

Decide exactly what you want in every key area in life.

Write It down.

Set a deadline.

Identify the obstacle that you will have to overcome to achieve your goal.

Identlify the knowledge, information and skills you will need to achieve your goal.

Identify the people whose help and cooperation you will require to achieve your goal.

Make a list of everything you will have to do to achieve goal.

Organize your list into a plan. You organize this list by arranging the steps that you have identified by sequence and priority.

Make a plan. Organize your list into a series of steps from the beginning all the way through to the completion of your goal.

Select your number one, most important task for each day.

Develop the habit of self-discipline.

Practice visualization of your goals.

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New Year’s Resolutions


I started thinking about my New Year Resolutions weeks before January 1st. I love to write my plans in an agenda, write to-do list and set goals so making a New Year Resolution seems a requirement to a planner like myself. My New Year Resolutions are very similar from year to year. I have found a few of the resolutions more difficult to keep than others that I’ve made. I looked online to find that most people make the same New Year Resolutions. Some of the top 10 resolutions:

1. Spend more time with family & friends

2. Regular exercise

3. Lose weight

4. Quit smoking

5. Enjoy life, have fun

6. Quit drinking

7. Get Out of Debt

8. Learning something new, education

9. Help others, volunteer work

10. Get Organized

Making the New Year Resolutions isn’t the difficult part, the difficult part is keeping the New Year Resolutions. To keep New Year Resolutions, we must think different about the list we have made. The New Year Resolutions is a broad list of the goals we want to complete for the year. To be able to keep the resolutions we need to choose one and make specific and realist goals and breakdown the goals over time. Concentrate on the small steps, work on it daily and renew your motivation daily with affirming statements and keep working on your goals. Keep a resolution journal, write down all the activities and thoughts regarding the resolution. Don’t let failures bring you down, remember that change is a process, some habits that we are trying to change may have taken years to develop so changing the habit may take time, sometimes a lifetime. Get the support of family and friends, having someone that we can share and be accountable to will help us stay committed.




Make a New Year’s resolution list that includes 10 goals.

My New Year Resolution’s – Personal Development

1. Write – Blog, Journal

2. Education – Writing tutorials and art lessons

3. Be creative – Art

4. Read and be part of a book club

5. Start a journal club

6. Financial Goals

7. Relationship Goals

8. Consistent schedule for my dogs – Continue training my dogs

9. Take care of myself emotionally – positive affirmations, journal

10. Take care of myself physically – eat better and exercise

New Year Resolutions Printable

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New Year Resolutions Printable

The Power of Positive Thoughts:

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Click  Your Way to a More Positive Life


Live positive.


Gratitude Promotes Positive Thinking

Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. Graditude



Start a Gratitude Journal


Oprah’s Gratitude Journal

Sixteen years ago, Oprah started a gratitude journal and, every day, began writing down five things she was grateful for. From fresh flowers to the kindness of a stranger, Oprah says acknowledging these things made her more receptive to the goodness in her life. Find out why she believes keeping this journal was the single most important thing she’s ever done.

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15 Steps To Achieve Gratitude

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