MAKE A RESOLUTION LIKE YOU MEAN IT

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I always make fun of the idea of New Year’s resolutions.  But this year I am going with the flow and giving you a challenge.  Many people do the usual thing without any thought as they toast the New Year on New Year’s Eve.  Unfortunately, many of these resolutions fade very quickly because the will or resolve in the resolution is not there.  After the fizz from the New Year’s Eve will the commitment remain?  In many cases, the answer is no.

My favorite example is at my Gym.  Next week I will need to get there early to account for the increased number of people who have just signed up.  But like every year, by the end of February there will be plenty of room.

Why do people fail to keep New Year’s resolutions?    In most cases it was something to do.  Maybe they were even forced into it.  And they probably didn’t mean it but everyone else was doing it.  Well, how about challenging yourself and making a meaningful goal, set it in motion, and achieve it.  Once again, start with the WHY.

What are your burning wants and desires in your personal life or in your business life?  Start by making a list of your desires.  Here are some ideas to begin your thought process.

          Do you want to improve your knowledge, formal education, get another degree or certification?  WHY?

          Would you like to increase your social contacts, increase your circle of friends, increase your network?  WHY?

          Is your physical health important, do you want to run a marathon, take a vacation, eat healthy, lose weight? WHY?

          How do you feel about your financial situation, do you need to plan, do you need to control your expenses, do you need to increase your income?  WHY?

          Do you want to spend more quality time with your family, do you want to help your children, do you want to be more supportive of your significant other?  WHY?

          Are you living your personal values, would you like to see your values applied more to your business, would you like to set a better example?  WHY?

          Do you want to be more productive in your career or business, do you want to find more potential customers, do you want a more robust social media and marketing effort?  WHY?

          Do you want to get more appointments, close more sales, get more business from networking?  WHY?

          Do you want to make better use of your time, do you want to meet your deadlines, do you want to spend less time getting results?  WHY?

 

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Now, the best way to test a resolution or a goal is to ask yourself why you want it in the first place.  What will happen if you don’t achievement?  Don’t do it to please someone else.  Don’t do it because someone told you that you should do it.  Who knows the most about what you want?  You do!  For a similar blog on our web site see DON'T MAKE A RESOLUTION UNLESS YOU MEAN IT.

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Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
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Grant Schneider so many resolutions...so few are kept...I think I'll skip them this year!

Jan 02, 2018 07:09 PM #41
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We also choose a word, or theme for the year. We always have specific real estate goals - I'm assuming most do...but no real resolutions in terms of changing. We believe we are always works in progress. Ha. 

I do appreciate the why though. It  make sense. 

Jan 03, 2018 08:31 AM #42
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Joan - yes, it starts with the WHY.

Will - good to know that you finished strong.

Tammy - that is a good plan.

Debbie - yes, that is what many people say.

Kathy - absolutely right.  The goal must be a person's own not someone else's.

Lisa - ok, don't do it unless you mean it.

Debb - makes sense if that is your choice.

Jan 03, 2018 08:55 AM #43
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Congratulations, Grant, on your feature recognition. This is excellent advice to share.

Jan 03, 2018 12:50 PM #44
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Dreams remain just that until you resolve to make them reality.

Jan 04, 2018 02:54 AM #45
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Roy - thank you very much

Sally and David - a goal is a dream with a timetable.

Jan 04, 2018 05:56 AM #46
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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Oh boy that question WHY--so powerful!  This is excellent advice regarding resolution--even if it's just one or two. When tempted to stray from the resolution -- ask yourself WHY you want to keep that resolution, what outcome are you hoping for. Thanks.

Jan 04, 2018 06:59 AM #47
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Mary - this is really big.  Here is to the WHY in 2018.

Jan 04, 2018 09:21 AM #48
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I think we don't make resolutions like we mean it because we over-plan - making our goals unattainable, Grant!

What a wonderful list to make us think and plan for the year ahead. Congrats on the feature too!

Jan 04, 2018 08:54 PM #49
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What a fantastic post. I like the question format. We have a property management company in Redding CA. in a sleepy little town. It is important for not only us to have goals but to set goals with our team. 

Jan 05, 2018 05:54 AM #50
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Debe - thanks so much.  Planning, of course, is good but execution is important.

Aaron - good time to have a team meeting.

Jan 05, 2018 07:09 AM #51
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Excellent advice! Set those goals but keep asking why. The "why" will uncover what the core goals are.

Jan 06, 2018 06:56 PM #52
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Those are nine great ideas Grant Schneider. I really enjoyed this blog post and you are the voice of reason!

Jan 06, 2018 10:56 PM #53
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Dave - I like that.  Always keep asking.

Paul - thank you.  I am glad you liked it.

Jan 07, 2018 08:00 AM #54
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Grant, asking "why" is a very good approach to setting goals not only for the new year.

Jan 07, 2018 11:21 AM #55
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Silvia - finding your why is always the key.

Jan 08, 2018 06:13 AM #56
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Dörte Engel
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Dear Grant,

Have not made the popular resolutions for a few years now. Too vague. Better to do something specific, that can be done.

Jan 09, 2018 06:54 PM #57
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Grant Schneider
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Dörte - good.  I agree with you on that.

Jan 10, 2018 07:17 PM #58
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Itis important to know your why? Without knowing that it is easy to give up, having a strong why will often allow you to persist when you want to stop. Good post.

Jan 11, 2018 02:09 PM #59
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Nick & Trudy - and the ones without a real why have already forgotten their resolution.

Jan 15, 2018 09:39 AM #60
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