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Sunday, January 2

Keeping the Momentum

Yay 2011!!! We dressed up, danced, cheered and laughed to ring in the new year.

Now, it’s time to get to work.

If you’re like me, you’ve reflected on what you would like to accomplish over the next twelve months, and you’ve already started working towards whatever it is you’ve mentally outlined.

Right now, the goals are fresh, the momentum is high and the creative juices are abundant. What will the story be in three months, though?

More than likely, if we don’t make extra efforts to keep our objectives top of mind, we will allow life to push them to into background. Relationship drama. Job drama. Family drama. Financial drama. These situations have the ability to distract us from our pursuits. So, as life happens, here are a few tips to help you keep things moving.

Keep a Journal. Translate your daily accomplishments, thoughts and moods to paper. You can use your journal to, both, chart your progression and reflect upon your success as the year advances.

Join a 30 Day Do It Group. Goddesses who need a little more than self motivation to get things going may be interested in joining a goal-setting group. A 30 Day Do It group encourages participants to break down yearly goals into more manageable monthly ones and adds a layer of accountability in the process.

Review Your Goals Regularly. Often times, we (mentally) write down goals at the beginning of the year and file them away a short time later. Try posting your goals in a place you visit regularly. Your office. Your bathroom. Your car. This will help you keep them in the forefront of your thoughts.

Make a List. Write down actions (daily or weekly) that will help you achieve your goal. Once you complete the items on your list, check them off. Then make a new list. Repeat the process, and see what happens!

Wake Up Early. Go To Bed Late. You’re an executive, a student, a mom, a wife or an entrepreneur. So, you’re already busy! Try waking up early or going to bed late at least twice a week to work on your goal. Greatness requires time, so in 2011, commit to making time for your dreams.

The key to accomplishing our goals is keeping the momentum going all year long. Let's make it happen!

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