Yes, I know we'll all have given them up by the end of February, if not sooner but set your intention, get some accountability, motivation and support and who knows you might actually stick with it and achieve it.
Here are a few simple tips.
- Set the goal - make it specific, give it a time frame. What will achieving this goal mean to you - personally, financially, emotionally?
- Tell someone about it - or at least write it down. Sharing it with a friend, colleague, mentor or coach makes it more likely to happen than just having it as an idea.
- Decide how you're going to achieve it - break it down into achievable and realistic steps. Create a plan of action to take you from A to B and beyond.
- Track your progress - make yourself accountable. If you've got someone keeping tabs or nudging you along, you're far more likely to achieve your goals and stay on track.
If 2009 is going to be a tough year, it's even more important to make sure that you take time to make time for what you want to achieve.
If you want some specific support, there are plenty of resources and inspiration on my site or if you'd like a checklist to help you track your progress, let me know.