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Taking Stock

The end of the year is usually a time when most of us take stock of how our year was like. I invite you to stop whatever you’re doing now and take 15 minutes to think about what 2008 was like for you.
What are the milestones you can mark? Any major changes that you need to celebrate and acknowledge yourself for? If the answer is yes, now is the time to applaude your successes and give yourself a pat on the back. Maybe offer yourself a gift to mark this occasion?
Now think about how well you did on those New Year’s resolutions you had set for yourself? If you haven’t gone too far with them, which is usually the case with 80% of people, ask yourself what made you give up so easily? Did life get in the way and your goals simply took a step back on your priorities list? 
Now check how you feel about this. Are you disappointed because you haven’t achieved what you set your heart to achieve? Did you let yourself down or are you happy because you are exactly where you wanted to be?
If you’re happy and proud think about other areas in your life where you could apply the same discipline and determination…
If you’re disappointed just remind yourself that it’s never too late to make a fresh start but make sure that this time you really understand what it will take for you to get what you want. Ask yourself these questions:
– What got in the way of you achieving the goals that you had set for yourself?
Write your answer down and make sure you cover every single one of the reasons no matter how silly or serious they are.
– If you were in December 2009 now, looking back at the year that just passed, what are 3 things that you would be really disappointed and maybe sad not to have achieved? 
Write them down. These are your 3 objectives for 2009.
Trust that you know what’s best for you and promise yourself that you will commit to making the necessary changes in your life to accomodate the new objectives that you have set for yourself. 
If these objectives are far too important to you and you doubt that you will actually achieve them, then you need someone to hold you accountable, hold your agenda, make sure that you always get back on track when you drift away from your path and be your sounding board when you need to talk things through. 
A life coach does exactly that! So don’t hesitate to share your New Year’s resolutions with me. Hire me as your coach and together we will make sure that 2009 will be an extraordinary year of fulfillment and great achievements! 
Just remember if you’re feeling really low, the only way to go from here is up!

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