Happy New Year!
Each new year we make resolutions to make our dreams come true. New possibilities abound for each of us as we celebrate the beginning of new year. We must embrace our opportunities, focus our talent, and harness our faith and power to realize our dreams.
Whatever your dreams are this year — a new position, business or relationship, a healthier lifestyle or exploration beyond your comfort zone — you can make them a reality.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. — Wilma Rudolph
How and where do you begin? First forget about making resolutions! Focus your energy and efforts on modifying your behavior. This is a critically important step toward your success.
Next, create a 100-day action plan. This is a proven approach — used by business and political leaders to chart their path forward — that will assist you to develop or eliminate behaviors that impact your ability to succeed.
When developing your 100-day action plan, begin with your end game in mind. What will you accomplish this year? What strategies will you employ to achieve your dreams and goals? What tactics will you execute? Who will provide support and guidance for your plan? What are the key milestones and metrics that will direct your actions? And most importantly, what does success look like for you?
Defining success at the beginning of your journey empowers you to visualize your success and to set realistic expectations on what is feasible to achieve. This enables you to plan for potential pitfalls and opportunities.
Success is achievable if you have the courage to pursue your dreams.
Cheers to you and your success. Make it happen!