• 'It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years' – Abraham Lincoln
  • 'Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself' – John Dewey
  • 'If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you?
    Not much.'- Jim Rohn
  • 'Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go, they merely determine where you start' - Nido Quebein
  • 'I can’t change the direction of the wind but, I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination' – Jimmy Dean
  • 'What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail' – Robert H Schuller
  • ‘Don’t simply retire for something, have something to retire to’ – Harry Emerson Fosdick

9 ways to keep your New Year's resolutions

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If your New Year's resolutions from last year have gone unresolved, you're not alone. Now a New Year offers another opportunity to achieve your goals, and these nine tips should help you keep to your New Year's resolutions.

1.Make it something you really want. Don't make it a resolution that you "should" want or what other people tell you to want. It has to fit with your own values.

2. Limit your list to a number you can handle. Prioritize 2 or 3 goals that you would like to achieve and focus your time and energy on them.

3. Be specific. Be specific about what it is that you want to achieve. Instead of saying “I want to exercise more” rather say “I will go to Gym every Monday and Wednesday at 6pm”

4.Automate. If your goal is to save a certain amount of money by the end of the year, set a debit order on your account so that it automatically gets saved/invested in a separate account other than your day to day bank account.

5. Make a plan. Break your goal down in to smaller chunks and develop a plan of what you need to do on a daily basis to achieve the goal.

6. Be prepared to change some habits. One reason that resolutions fail is people don't change the habits that sabotage them. Be prepared to make some sacrifices to achieve your goal i.e. giving up some couch time to go to the gym.

7. Write down the goal and visualize it regularly. Writing and visualizing are effective tools for fulfilling a goal. When
you write down your goals, put them in a prominent place where you'll see them frequently, such as on the fridge or on your desk.

8. To tell or not to tell? Having someone hold you accountable can be a powerful tool. Share your goal with some one that you know will hold you accountable.

9. Forgive yourself. If you fall off the wagon, jump back on. Many people fall into the trap of believing that if they stumble, they should give up. Remember you don’t have to wait for next year to get working on your goals if you ‘slip’

 Written By Dana Dratch • Bankrate.com


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