“The Sales Moment; Issue #49″
I guess it is normal to reflect back as we prepare for 2011. We can celebrate our successes and contemplate where we have fallen short of our expectations. I always think of it as a fresh start. A clean slate if you will.
Many times you hear people discuss resolutions as a wish list that everyone knows will fade away in the first few weeks of the New Year. I will be fighting for space in my gym as health and weight loss become a top priority again. I have seen this “start and not stay with it” first hand since it has happened to me. I always feel disappointed in myself and it has made me hesitate to set new goals.
2010 was different for me in some areas. I set out to write this short newsletter in January and to put it out every week all year along. I have missed one week due to computer issues. I wanted to lose weight and get healthy and as I write this I have lost 44 pounds since September. Most of the weight loss coming in the fourth quarter of the year. How is that possible? I developed a system and I received some great coaching.
Do you have a system to remind yourself of your goals? I believe we start with good intentions but let life and non-important issues crowd out what we really want and need to accomplish. There may be areas of your life you want to improve that are harder to measure. Here is what I did.
Last January I went to Rootein.com and set up an account. This is a free website where you can type in the habits you would like to create and receive daily reminders at the time you specify. You can receive these updates on your phone or email. Simply click on the email and it will keep track with how many days in a row you have completed this task.
This year some of the daily updates I included were, “Talk to God”, “Break a Sweat” and “Update My Calendar”. You could put in reminders to be more generous or more optimistic or anything that pertains to your area of improvement. I do this because I need the reminders. I am too easily distracted.
This will be my last post for 2010. I want to thank you for reading and listening this year and I pray God’s best for you in 2011!
P.S. Please share how Rootein.com is working for you and what reminders you included. It will inspire the rest of us.