"Where there is no vision, the people perish."
— Proverbs 29:18
Consider what successes you’ll have this year by replacing New Year’s Resolutions with a Mission Statement...
Happy New Year to you! A new year, a new beginning. If you're like most people, you've probably flirted around with New Year's resolutions: You've said, "THIS is the year I'm going to lose weight and get in shape. Starting January 1st, no more snacking. I'm joining the health club, and I'm going to work out daily. I may even run my first marathon."
Then what happens? By February 1st, you're back on the junk food regimen, you've been to the club a total of five times, and you've filed that marathon application in the trash. And you've concluded, "Resolutions don't work for me." (Believe me, you've got a lot of company on that one...)
Maybe you need a better approach. Instead of making a mental resolution, create your Mission Statement. The benefits of creating your Mission Statement are abundant.
A Mission Statement:
- Is a handwritten or typed-out paragraph featuring your most important goals
- Is commonly posted someplace you can see it regularly
- Should be committed to memory
- Has specific, measurable outcomes
- Has a deadline — in this case, December 31st, 2014
Don’t put it off — We’ve made it simple for you to create your Mission Statement right now… for FREE!
I hope you give this deceptively simple exercise a try. I encourage you to follow the guidelines above of posting your mission statement where you can review it, committing it to memory and recite it daily. Then you won't need to make any more fruitless resolutions.
Success Skills Coach Jim Rohrbach, "The Personal Fitness Trainer for Your Business," coaches business owners, entrepreneurs and sales professionals on growing their clientele. He has helped hundreds of individuals to achieve their goals since he developed his first coaching program in 1982. You can visit Jim at www.SuccessSkills.com
Jim Rohrbach, Success Skills Coach
The Personal Fitness Trainer for Your Business