Approaching the end of one year and the beginning of the next, it’s common for us to think about our New Year’s resolutions or goals. We often have a renewed sense of energy and purpose with the beginning of something new, and that energy is easily channeled into our goal setting.
According to About.com, the top four New Year’s resolutions are:
- Increase exercise
- Be more conscientious about work or school
- Develop better eating habits
- Stop smoking, drinking, or using drugs (including caffeine)
What’s interesting about this list is it focuses almost entirely on our physical selves with no mention of our “other” selves: mental, emotional, or spiritual. The goals in this list don’t involve your heart or passion – but rather seem quite restrictive and well, boring.
Perhaps that’s why resolutions have a 97% failure rate after 30 days. So perhaps it’s time for a new approach to goal-setting. The late Steve Jobs once said, “We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.”
With that in mind, we encourage you to consider carefully your goals for 2012. Yes, the practical goals have their place too, but why not make 2012 a year for taking risks, expanding outside of your comfort zone, and doing what makes you feel the most alive?
As for us at Intelisys, our passion is and will continue to be providing the world’s best support for the world’s best Partners – YOU! Thank you for continuing to provide us the opportunity to do so.
Whatever your goals for 2012, here’s to wishing you health, happiness and success. Happy New Year!
P.S. We’d love to hear about the goals you’re setting. Please share with us on our blog (we can insert a link here).