Every year I put myself in a position to succeed in new resolutions. That comes after many years of failure. Instead of giving myself a million different resolutions I move to two or three that I can follow through with. I finally joined the weight loss portion of AR and decided that I'm going to lose 20+ pounds. Weight loss resolutions consensus. I'm going to close on a couple of large commercial deals to take the stress off of the need to close 20 deals a month as an originator.
As of three years ago, I try also to add a theme for the year. This year, my theme is going to be discipline....yes....DISCIPLINE. A lot of people think that I'd disciplined as it is, but you know yourself better than anyone else and this year my focus is on uber - DISCIPLINE. I'm not really sure how it's going to work, but I have an idea. I've just updated my LIFE PLAN. 2009 will be better with a Life Plan!!!!. I need to read that weekly and put the disciplined activities in my calendar so that I don't falter.
I'm not going to be so rigid that life won't be allowed to happen either....but I will push hard to place some non-negotiables. They are:
1) My walk with Christ;
2) My one on one time with my family;
3) My one on one time with my wife;
4) Continue the weekly activities to grow my branch, personal production and region. I just signed on another loan officer yesterday that will start at the end of January.
6) Vacation time.
Beyond that it all comes down to breaking each goal down to certain activities. This is paramount to my successes. I can't wait for the year to begin. But in the interim, I'm taking my wife out for a morning breakfast and working a few hours then it's off to watch bowl games and abuse my kids.....or shall I say, let them abuse me.
Love to hear the 1 non-negotiable resolution for you.