What is a Resolution?

A New Year’s resolution is your decision to be or act in a certain way, usually an improvement over how you’ve been or acted to date, for example, by changing a habit or striving to reach a worthy goal. To show resolve, you demonstrate determination. Determination requires effort. Effort is fueled by motivation. Motivation is spurred on by passion. Your level of passion will be evident in how persistent you are.

These key elements give you the clues to know whether your New Year’s resolution will last more than a week, a month, or be a lifelong change in behavior. Resolutions made as idle distractions will blow away with the first chill wind. Resolutions backed by commitment are more likely to weather the storms that are bound to arise from time to time.

Ask yourself how committed you are to your resolutions. Have you created a workable plan to ensure your resolve will not falter? Ask for support where needed. Go get ‘em and have a happy, prosperous New Year!

Author/speaker Janet F. Williams is a high-end sales professional, sales trainer and coach for personal and professional development. She speaks on topics contained in her award-winning book “You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get” to businesses, networking groups, non-profits, book clubs and more. For more information or to buy the book, please visit: www.JanetFWilliams.com and www.GoodDayMedia.com.

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