Well, I think the majority of the people that make these type of comments are people who haven't been able to stick to their resolutions! And even though I have been one to fail to reach a resolution or two over the years, I still think it's a great motivator to get you moving towards your goals.
Now, I do agree that you can decide to make a change at any time in your life. The moment you make a decision is the moment you have the power to be, do and have something different. It is true that you don't have to wait for January 1st, however, there is something inspiring about a brand new year. There's something exciting about feeling like you have a clean slate. There's something very motivating about the chance to "start over" and do something bigger and better than you have ever done before.
Last week, I conducted a teleseminar called: Jumpstart Your 2010 - RADICAL Goalsetting. This call was designed to help the participants get a headstart on thinking about where they are now and where they want to be at the end of next year. One way to do that is to B.R.A.G.
Whenever I start working with a new client - I always make them B.R.A.G. That simply means to set a Big Radical Audacious Goal. This is the one goal that blows all your other goals out the water. This is the one goal where even your most supportive friend or family member would have their doubts. This is the goal that scares the crap out of you - yet excites you at the same time.
I encouraged the people on the call to do this - and I'm encouraging you as well.
* Declare your B.R.A.G.
* Write it down.
* Break it down.
* And then go for it.
And, if you want some tips on how to set and achieve your B.R.A.G., feel free to take a listen to the teleseminar from last week.
Doreen Rainey is a Life Coach and Speaker who helps her clients Get RADICAL! For a FREE 30 day membership to the RADICAL Lifestyle Women's Network or to subscribe to her bi-weekly newsletter, visit her website. Join Doreen in the Washington, DC area for the 2010 Get RADICAL Women's Conference featuring Jillian Michaels, Fitness Trainer from The Biggest Loser and Rhonda Britten, Emmy Winner Life Coach from Starting Over and Celebrity Fit Club.