Achieve Anything in Just One Year equips readers with the tools to:
- Be truly committed. Don't just go through the motions - act like you're making a promise to your company, or to your best friend.
- Be specific. A resolution like "I want to lose weight" is easier to ignore than "I want to lose five pounds by March."
- Set a deadline. A timeframe equals commitment and helps quantify success.
- Avoid overwhelming yourself. You may want to lose weight, quit smoking, achieve moderation with martinis and cut up your credit cards all at once, but let's get real. Focus on a limited set of goals and plan on taking stock mid-year.
- Change one thing at a time. Recognize that change is hard. Wait to achieve one goal before starting on the next.
- Be realistic. Taking charge of a fitness regimen is a realistic goal, while exercising seven days a week may not be. Don't set yourself up for disappointment with lofty goals.
The idea is to take daily action that creates a ripple effect in your life.
By transforming your life with small steps, you can stay motivated, focused and balanced. Best of all, you will feel happier about pursuing your personal success.