It’s the last week of December, baby, and life is about to ask you for your New Year goals.

Goals are a proven way to accomplish something you desire. Its vision articulated into a specific, measurable, action-oriented, results-oriented, time-based plan (find out more about SMART goals) The mere act of writing down goals propels you headlong toward making your vision your reality. Trust me it works. I’ve written my goals for years and it is amazing to look back and see how they have come to fruition.

Here’s the thing. For many, the pursuit towards our New Year goals loses momentum within 2-4 weeks. Then what? Postpone your vision becoming reality until next year? Meh.

I’d like to share a tip that has helped me roll into the New Year on the front end of my goals: Begin your goals (aka your “new habits”) the day after Christmas. There’s something about getting a head-start on the year that feels so good! When the ball drops and the first day of the year begins you will already have been successfully following your new habits for a solid week. You are ahead of the game.

Give it a try. I’d love to hear about your experience!

P.S. Bonus….
Write your goals as if they are already true. e.g. “Managing money comes easily to me”; “I’m a really good listener”; “I find it easy to choose a healthy diet.”

Laughing in Black

Amy Hallagan is a personal growth coach and a change catalyst in the world. She is passionate about helping people to actualize their passion, purpose, and gifting. She is particularly skilled at working with what she calls, "Nice people playing small".

Amy supports her clients in creating alignment and life balance from the inside out through insight and self-awareness. She believes the world needs more people living out their passions, purpose and strengths; her mission is to help people do that - one by one.

In Amy's eyes, anything is possible. Bring your challenge, your vision, your idea - she'll help you to navigate the forest and the trees. 

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