I make New Year resolutions like everyone else. I get no exercise and I need to lose 56 pounds, but I am only half serious about resolving to take more exercise and to eat less. Yes it’s on the cards but as a long-term plan.
The long-term plan is the key concept here. Anything long-term requires planning.
I also have New Year Plans that I expect to stick to. My income depends on them, so I will have to.
I have three sets of New Year Plans:
- Improve my health by taking more exercise, mainly in my garden, but also cycling and walking. This will mainly be in afternoons and early evenings when my brain hurts from too much writing
- Lose weight by eating a lot less fat. It works for me, but I have to empty the fridge first, planning again
- Expanding my article writing business by outsourcing a lot of content. I have plans to make a million euro a year by 2014, but these depend on achieving more reasonable objectives along the way.
Plans have measurable targets by which you can measure their success.
What are your plans for the New Year?
Written by Phil Turner, an ex-teacher from Ireland. Phil believes that to succeed in anything you have to help others and share your own knowledge. He makes a living mostly by writing on his own sites, which include HowToMakeExtraMoneyWriting.com and 21CWoman.com.