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Don't Energize Your Excuses!

Updated on December 30, 2011

As the new year approaches, do you start reflecting on what transpired thus far in the current year? And as the new year arrives, do you, like countless others, start making your new year's resolution(s)? Then finally into the third or fourth month of the new year what happens?

That's right. For many, those bold and courageous resolutions made at the beginning of the new year never took off or faded into the sunset. When you decide to set a goal to do something, unless you internalize it and become aligned with it, chances are that it will not happen. This is what I do when establishing a goal:

  • Write the goal down on paper.
  • Internalize it. Try to get a 3D effect on the experience (visual, smell, tactile, etc.) at the point of attaining the goal or enjoying the results of it.
  • And finally, get aligned with the goal. You need to confirm the goal within you and decide whether it's worth your time, money, effort, etc. to even achieve it. Bottom line, ask yourself if the goal resonates with you.

Okay, so that's my quirky way of goal setting. We are beings with energy, and moreover, we want to focus our energy in setting appropriate goals for us, not wasting our energy on making excuses why we could not achieve the goal we set on January 1st. And, unfortunately, we're all humans, and we do fall into that trap from time to time.

What you want to do is stop making excuses and funnel your energy towards the goal. You can't just say, "Aw, shucks, I'm NOT an organized person so I guess I couldn't make space for my home office this year" ... and on and on. If you're NOT an organized person, then you should look for ways to become organized. Hire a professional or seek advice from a highly organized friend. I think it's just wrong to drop the ball without putting up a fight. And more importantly, you may miss the golden opportunity to truly find out who you are, and what hidden talents you may have!


Please have a Safe, Prosperous & Happy New Year!



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    • glenns profile image

      glenns 5 years ago

      Thank you Enlydia & Denise for your kind words. Please do have a wonderful year in 2012!

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      Denise W Anderson 5 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      Love the illustration! You have a great perspective on the importance of internalizing the goal and giving it your best. Best wishes in the New Year!

    • Enlydia Listener profile image

      Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

      This was useful and inspiring...rated up.