Zionsville Times Sentinel

January 9, 2013

Resolutions begin with ideas, realized with actions

By Mark Moreland
Staff Writer

Zionsville — Big shock, it’s the beginning of a new year and the fitness guy is talking about resolutions.

Of course I am, because you are thinking about them. Some of you have big ideas, and some have smaller visions for 2013, and the beginning of the year offers a “fresh start” feel that we would be foolish not to embrace. Let’s get started.

Take the next few moments to think about and write down your goals for the upcoming year.

No seriously, do it.  Don’t just keep reading. Take your time. I will wait.

Got your goals? Did you write them down? Good, that is the easy part. Now ask yourself the defining question. “What are you going to do to achieve these goals?”

And here is where many people will stop, along with their good ideas and intentions.

New Year Resolutions Success Rule No. 1: If you want to achieve your goals, your behaviors must align with them. There must be verbs…actions to go along with your ideas in order to see results. Put another way, as I say to customers, “You must act like you want ______.”  You need an action plan. Read through the examples below for help.

See Wednesday's paper for the full story.