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Resolutions are made to be broken...

Real Estate Agent with REMAX Results, Frederick MD

But goals are made to be achieved!

The problem with New Years Resolutions is, you break them. You resolve not to eat junk food. Then you walk into the office and there is a box of donuts for someones birthday. So, you eat one and now you have broken your resolution. And once you break them, they can fall by the wayside.

So, why not convert your resolutions to goals? Set a goal to eat healthier, work out more, make more contacts, touch base with past clients. Make them measurable.  Then, when you meet or exceed one of your goals, celebrate!

Shane OnullGorman
Eau Claire Realty, Inc. - Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell

I learned many years ago that setting goals you cant achieve or know you wont doesnt help any at all. You just feel bad for not meeting them and feel like you let yourself down. Thats why I really focus and accomplish what I know I can do.

Jan 10, 2009 11:33 AM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

I have been doing affirmations, very powerful!!

Jan 10, 2009 12:23 PM
Ken Montville
RE/MAX United Real Estate - College Park, MD
The MD Suburbs of DC

Or better yet, make them promises to yourself.  (I heard this through ByReferralOnly so it's not original).  You like to keep promises.

Jan 10, 2009 12:25 PM
Sandy Shores FL RealtorĀ®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Rich, Good point. I don't like resolutions for this very reason.  Great idea -turn them into goals instead and reach for the moon! Love it -keep the optimistic attitude!

Jan 11, 2009 12:54 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Rich - 2009 is going to be a good year for us! I can feel it!

Jan 11, 2009 01:42 AM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Good idea.  I have stayed away from specific resolutions but have done the goal thing unconsciously.

Jan 11, 2009 01:48 AM
Justin Ukaoma
Vizion KC - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate Investments

I've never found a resolution I couldn't break.  I did away with them years ago.  Goals are much better their someting you can focus on year round.

Jan 11, 2009 01:40 PM
Lanette Branch
Taylor Properties - Bel Air, MD
Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent

Hi Rich!

I'm so proud of myself.  I wasn't even tempted by the huge box of chocolate donuts at our first sales meeting of the year.  I was actually kind of disgusted.

I don't do the resolution thing either. For me, it's a continuous improvement type of thing...

Jan 12, 2009 02:10 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Just don't celebrate by eating all that junk food! -- LOL

I've been fortunate that my marketing guru convinced me to create a five-year plan (he helped me) and then break it down into years, months, weeks, days, and even hours (I do ActiveRain about this time each day) and then work the daily plans persistently and consistently. By doing that, those weeks, months, and years just naturally fall into place.

Jan 22, 2009 01:44 AM