“The problem with New Year’s resolutions – and resolutions to ‘get in better shape’ in general, which are very amorphous – is that people try to adopt too many behavioral changes at once. It doesn’t work. I don’t care if you’re a world-class CEO. You’ll quit.” —Tim Ferriss
I am officially two full days into my New Years resolutions and I haven’t faltered yet. I would like to share some simple ideas that may help you in your efforts to achieve your resolutions in 2014.  First of all, set goals that are SMART:
Specific  — If your goal is twenty pounds of weight loss, set the more specific goal of two pounds per month.
Measurable — Using the above example, weigh yourself each week and track your progress on a chart.
Attainable — Look for little wins and, as you approach your target and become more confident, set tougher goals.
Realistic — If you haven’t exercised in 20 years, setting a goal to run a marathon in four months may be a stretch. Make sure you are realistic with your resolutions.
Timebound —  Set weekly, monthly and annual targets.
Last but not least, write down your goals and share them with family, friends or a personal coach. By creating a community, you will feel accountable to others.
Wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!
WEEKLY WISDOM from Jerry Rollins, CEO/Chairman of Sage Executive Group
e-mail: jerryrolllins@sageexecutivegroup.com
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