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Have you got a new resolution for the year?

Let’s examine what that means in a bit more detail shall we?
Resolution  rɛzəˈluːʃ(ə)n/  noun
  1. a firm decision to do or not to do something.
    “she kept her resolution not to see Anne any more”
    synonyms: intention, resolve, decision, intent, aim, aspiration, design, purpose, object, plan.
    the quality of being determined or resolute.
    “he handled the last British actions of the war with resolution”
    synonyms: determination, purpose, purposefulness, resolve, resoluteness, single-mindedness, strength of will, strength of character, will power, firmness, firmness of purpose, fixity of purpose, intentness, decision, decidedness.
So resolutions are around a firm intention or purpose to take action.

Many seniors, in particular just after Christmas and into the New year, having spent time with, or not with, their families become resolute in their desire to get their affairs in order. It often comes out of the wish to NOT leave a mess for their descendants to have to sort out.  This is not only sensible and timely but can also reveal treasures and assets as things get sorted out that can be put to better use in the process. It can be a real win-win scenario.
Being resolute whilst creating an intention for what outcome you want, and then being resolute and unstoppable in taking action is what it is all about.
This intention or resolution may be about getting your own stuff  in order, or helping an ageing parent to do this. By setting a clear well defined intention with specific goals, time frames and tasks all laid out means that when there are glitches or set-backs, by re-engaging with the original intention and the desired outcome which inspires you, can get you back on track, quickly.
The process of clearing is a valuable and necessary task – but so often it can also be a big challenge – for everyone. It is also a task for anyone, at ANY stage of their lives.
Letting go of “things”, and also letting go of things which have lots of emotional meaning to them can be the hardest thing to do.
So often it gets left or delayed as a result…and there can be many excuses! But until you get that they are just an excuse and stopping you from attaining your aim, the inaction will probably continue.
So, how do you set a great resolution or intention?
You may have heard of SMART.
It is an Acronym and stands for
Specific  Measureable Assignable or Achieveable  Realistic  Time-related.
This means that within the intention statement each of these areas must be addressed as accurately as possible.
Getting really specific is useful for a number of reasons.
  • It holds you to account.
  • Gives you a clear pathway to follow.
  • Creates goals and measures along the way which if done correctly guarantees success.
  • Keeps you on target and true to your word.
  • Inspires the journey.

When you use these targets to achieve your goals as an intention the little steps become achievable. It makes it WORK!

ACTION STEPS: Now YOU create an intention or resolution to follow and guide you towards the outcomes and dreams that YOU want in YOUR life.

Write them down. Refine the statement and then – get started by taking massive action in the area of your life that you want to go to work on!

Good luck.

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