by Gail Z. Martin
Just a month ago we watched the ball drop in Times Square and the new year looked like a bright, shiny penny. Resolutions for a better 2011 seemed easy to make.
Now we’re one whole month into the year, and making some of those changes seems a little harder than it looked. That’s why I asked—and I really want to know—are you making progress on your resolutions?
Here were my resolution list for 2011?
–Make this the year I actually lose the pounds I gained “birthing” my business and books (joined Weight Watchers and I’m down 4 pounds so far!)
–Set up speaking engagements in Montreal and Toronto (I don’t know where, when or for whom, but it’s on my vision board!) (Not yet, but I’m going to Vancouver in April, which is also on my vision board.)
–Expand the size and type of organizations for which I present workshops and keynotes (it’s starting to happen)
–Spend more time on social media reconnecting (still struggling for time to hang out as much as I’d like).
The point is not to feel guilty if you’re not already done with your list. Hey, it’s only a few weeks! The important thing is to keep making progress—even if it’s only baby steps—in the right direction.
We get discouraged when we compare our progress to other people’s gains (we always see their wins but not the work or obstacles they overcome), or when we get impatient with steady progress. But the truth is, every journey covers inches before it covers miles. It’s better to see steady slow progress than to give up entirely because the goals didn’t happen fast enough. Hang in there!
What are your resolutions—business or personal—this year? I’d like to know.
***My new novel, The Sworn: Book One in the Fallen Kings Cycle, is now in stores!***