Happy New Year!  The year is a day old, how many have blown their resolution?  Com’n, lets get those hands up.  Don’t feel bad, you have alot of company.

How often do we set out with the best of intentions, only to have our plans foiled by some evil does in finance?  Or the HR person reminding us of a policy that could impact our well laid plans?  So we decide, “Oh, the hell with it” and scrap the idea.  Explaining to everyone that it wasn’t going to work out or maybe just blaming it on the executive team saying, “You know how it is with the suits; if it makes sense, they don’t like it”.

Kinda sounds like some poor planning.  Forgetting to plan for disasters or diversions can hurt, but so can not budgeting time or planning for problems.  Budgeting time is often where great ideas fall apart.  Try breaking goals into smaller chunks so they aren’t as intimidating.  Focus on getting to the next step, not just the ultimate goal.  Going a year without being late to a meeting is really hard, going a day without being late is alot easier. 

So maybe this years’ resolution needs to become today’s resolution.  If you blow it, there is always tomorrow. 

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