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New Beginnings Happen Every Day

Happy New Year!!!

Out with the old, and in with the new. Auld Lang Syne. A New Beginning.

The calendar change to January 1 of a new year is a momentous one. It is an opportunity to resolve bigger and better things for the coming year.

But, this new year resolve is a false sense of comfort. You will fail.

The problem is that a full year to keep in view is too large for our puny human minds. We are lucky to keep the next few minute in mind.

Instead, if we make a new resolve each day, we’ll be more successful at making change permanent.

Each new day is the first day of another new year. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Live it to the fullest.

New year’s resolutions aren’t wrong. They’re just more often set with guilt or others’ expectations at their core.

Instead, set realistic SMART goals. You know: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

And write them down.

Keep those goals visible, and fresh in your mind. Every day.

Because new beginnings happen every day.

By John Larson

John is an experienced small business owner, management consultant, project manager, and family man. John has been married since 1967 to the same beautiful bride. He has two sons and eight grandchildren. He makes his home in Carlton, Oregon, USA.

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