Keep Your New Year's Resolutions By Giving it a Name

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions By Giving it a Name

Name 2010 and it will help remind you of the resolutions you made and motivate you to keep them all year long.

Begin by writing down all your goals and aspirations for 2010. Think of what you want to achieve both personally and professionally. Try not censoring yourself.  Jot down both large and small dreams and ideas. You can also cut out pictures from magazines that represent your desires. Seeing all your wishes for the New Year visually will help you see the bigger picture.

Once you see the idea that unites and sums up all your individual goals, select one word that succinctly articulates them. Condensing your aspirations into a simple word will help you to achieve them.  This word will help motivate you when you’re ready to throw in the towel.

Post the word where you need the most inspiration to help you stay focused on your goals such as your refrigerator, alarm clock or your desk at work.

Personally, I chose the word ‘expansion’ a few years ago when I opened my dance studio. Another year I selected ‘breathe’ to help me slow down the pace of my hectic lifestyle. The year I chose the word ‘explore’, I traveled to teach belly dance in Kuwait, Alaska, New Orleans, New York, Greece and swam with dolphins in Hawaii! Last year’s word was ‘let go’. I am still trying to decide between ‘gratitude’ and ‘abundance’ as my word for 2010. 

What is your word for 2010?

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Andria wrote:
I think this is a great idea. Last year I started doing something similar, but rather than picking just one word, I pick a theme for the year that encapsulates my goals. This year my theme is "Fortune Favors the Bold". I have some big changes I'm hoping to make in my life this year, and this theme reminds me to keep pursuing them, even if the road becomes tough or doubt nags at the back of my mind. I wish you all much success and happiness in the new year!

Mon, January 4, 2010 @ 2:25 PM

2. Anthony Donnelly wrote:
My word for 2012 is "Pants".

Since I'm finally getting some responses to my charity Celebrity Art Pants project "Sell Yer Pants...!" it's a great idea for me to focus the whole year under that word.

See my Facebook page on the link above for more details of how I'm planning to make 2012 a great year for myself, my artwork, the charity "One Heart Two Wheels" and many, many people with terminal illness in the US and abroad.

All the very best for the New Year!

Mon, December 26, 2011 @ 8:33 PM

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