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New Year's Resolution Revolution

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Watching that calendar roll over to a new year triggers something in most of us – a sense of new beginnings, a new starting place. Many people make resolutions to eat better, budget better, be better.

But, according to a recent article on Forbes.com, about 54% of people who make New Years resolutions abandon their big life-changing goals by June.

I think it’s time for a resolution revolution. Instead of resolving to fix a big problem – or ten problems – why not take the long-distance, slow and steady approach by breaking off small pieces of our larger New Year’s goals?

For example, let’s say you are like me, and need some improvement in the organization arena. Okay, you could use some help finding the word “organization” in the dictionary because said dictionary is buried under a pile of miscellaneous office crap in your attic. Instead of jotting down on a piece of paper that you WILL GET ORGANIZED, followed by a baker’s dozen exclamation points, why not start by saying you will get one thing – your family’s schedule, or maybe just your kitchen cabinets – organized?

One of the best organizing goals I ever set for myself was to give our daily incoming paperwork a home. It wasn’t like this one thing was going to magically fix all our organizational needs. But it took care of the daily problem of What the heck do I do with THIS random piece of paper?

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