Have You Achieved Your New Year’s Resolutions Yet?
Have you achieved your new year’s resolutions yet?
Have you ever noticed how nearly the entire world seems to start the year off full of good intentions, fine words, and their new resolutions? You may have noted how it is much more difficult to get a parking space at your favorite gym, or even your church that you may have neglected for so long. But then, if you fast forward for a couple of months, a strange thing tends to happen.
In what was once a difficult area to get a parking place, seat in the pew, or even place at your favorite gym machine, has now once again become easy. Why is this? In the author’s opinion, much of it has to do with the mindset in which you choose to make these changes. A “resolution” is something that you resolve to do differently, though may be something that you consider to be “not really you.” Many of these are made with broad and sweeping generalizations, such as: make more money, lose some weight, and pay some debts. With these broad and general terms, it’s no wonder that people give up so easy, as they are tough to measure and easy to discourage.
When you make goals, on the other hand, you can create a series of measurements for your success. When a goal has specific metrics and milestones, you can measure your progress. If fact, the best goals will often fall under the acronym SMART. This means they should be: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely. When you have each of these in place, you can find out where you are, where you want to be, and when you are getting there. When you have these in place, you have the beginning of a winning formula to help you achieve what it is you truly want to accomplish.
If you don’t know where you’re going, any path will take you there. Will you choose to build the dreams that you choose, or will you build someone else’s dream? Choose wisely. While it’s easy to think only of “what is” and only what you can see, let us all remember that it’s what’s in our heart that matters most. One of my favorite passages to really put this in perspective: “For as a man thinks
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Tim Trae Tindall is a native of Houston, Texas. Attending Texas A&M University, he earned a double Business Major in Marketing and Management as well as an MBA. Tim empowers and facilitates loans to homebuyers to make well educated, informed, and insightful buying decisions with his team. He builds strong and profitable realtor relationships in sharing state of the art marketing tools, closing on time, and treating clients like gold. Tim has authored several publications, holds an Advanced Toastmaster Gold certification, and enjoys Tae Kwon Do, charity activities, and running in marathons. Tim can be reached at 713 579-3612 or via his website at TTT.LegacyMutual.com.