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Jan 3, 2017

New Year’s! It’s a time when everyone gives themselves a big do-over. The slate is wiped clean. We give ourselves a fresh start. Optimism is in the air and it is infectious. The one thing that is guaranteed to put a big damper on the positivity can be summed up in one word: resolutions. Once upon a time, almost 90% of Americans set resolutions. Now it is hovering at around 40% and falling every year. Resolutions have fallen out of favor because, often, they don’t work.

Over time resolutions became synonymous with failure. You make them but in the back of your mind, you don’t really think you’ll succeed. You’ll start with flash and end with a fizzle weeks or maybe even months later. People got tired of being sick and tired and a time-honored tradition quickly fell out of favor.

It’s high time for a new outlook. Resolutions are dead. Let’s not try to revive them. Let’s look at something new. I created Golden Goals. As a trainer, I have trained several goal-setting methods. Along the way, I realized there were some serious gaps, and gaps that affect your ability to succeed with your goal. The Golden Goals Method fills in these goal-setting potholes. It’s time that we dispel the wishful thinking of the outdated and ineffective resolution and replace them with action and planning – things that really work.

Golden Goals are described and all five steps are discussed in this episode.

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