Message #150 You Say You Want a Resolution…

Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Cate Efros.

So it’s that time of year again…New Year’s Resolutions. The time of year where people talk about what they want to change in their life and then they do it for a week and then forget about it until the following Dec 31st. Do you even remember what your resolution was last year?

I have a couple thoughts…

1. It doesn’t have to be New Year’s to make a resolution…start today!

2. I can show you how to KEEP your resolution for 365 days. Here’s how…

First, figure out what you want to accomplish, but be specific. Instead of saying you want to be healthier, say you WILL lose 20 pounds by October 13, 2008 at 12pm. Or you can say you will exercise 4x per week at 7am.

Next, write it down on an index card or post it and carry it with you at all times. Read it at least twice a day (first thing in the morning and last thing at night) and when you read it, visualize as if it has already occurred; I mean really FEEL how it would feel if you were already that person. The more you read it, the more powerful it will be.

Then, find an accountability partner who you can either meet with once a week or talk on the phone with on the same day and time each week. It can be a friend, co-worker, family member, anyone willing. This works because you know they will be asking you about your goals, so you are more likely to stick with it.

Finally, get out your checkbook. I want you to write a check out to your accountability partner for $1,000. If you don’t stick to your goals, he/she can cash the check. If you do NOT stick to your resolutions, they will give the check back to you.

This WILL work! But the question is, will you do it?

Thanks for reading.

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