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A Powerful New Year’s Success Truth

If you keep acting, thinking and behaving the way you did the year before, you’re going to get the same results in the coming year. You can write pages and pages of finely crafted New Year’s resolutions but until you figure out what’s working, what’s not working and what needs improving, your personal and professional results will basically remain the same.

After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over. Alfred Edward Perlman, New York Times, July 3, 1958

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Before you write new resolutions and goals for the coming year, make the time to do some soul-searching about your current personal and professional success habits. Figure out what’s working positively for you and what’s not. You can make the upcoming year more productive and prosperous as soon as you understand your personal and professional emotional and physical patterns of success.
Take some quiet time and ask yourself these seven questions before writing those New Year’s resolutions and goals:

1. In which areas of my home and work life do I believe I am most successful?

2. What makes me feel successful in these particular areas?

3. Which areas of my home and work life would I like to improve and/or fine-tune?

4. Why do I want to improve or fine-tune these areas? How will improving and/or fine-tuning these areas provide me with greater personal and/or professional successes?

5. How do I see the coming year being different for me personally and professionally from the past years?

6. Will making a few changes in my personal and professional attitude and habits make a noticeable difference in my life? Do I believe I can and will become more successful if I improve and fine-tune some of my current success habits?

7. Am I willing to make the commitment to myself to eliminate or change those habits that may be holding me back from achieving the personal and professional successes that I truly deserve?

New Year, new you with new and more powerful success habits – that sounds like an unstoppable productive and prosperous future! Here’s to your unlimited success in the New Year and for all the years to come.
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  • Deborah January 5, 2014, 5:10 pm

    I have a plan this year that focuses on the areas I want to make better. I also have a time frame for reaching my goals. I know this will help me to achieve them. The questions in the post are a great way to get thinking about what I need to work on.

    • sharonmichaels January 5, 2014, 6:58 pm

      It sounds like 2014 is going to be a very productive year for you.
      Your attitude is always so positive!


  • cindy January 5, 2014, 11:25 pm

    I have so many positive changes this year! First off, is my approach to organization. 2nd is where I want to be the end of this year.
    I’m so excited to take this year where I want to GO, instead of being led!

    • sharonmichaels January 6, 2014, 4:43 am

      Your 2014 sounds like a winner!
      You’ve set goals for yourself and intend to achieve them – I’m cheering you on!
      Happy New Year.


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