Along with family, friends, and festivities, the holiday season is a time for new beginnings and new resolutions. As we approach a new year, it is important to reflect on what we have accomplished in the past year and where we would like the future to take us.
Terri Savelle Foy, a Life Coach, and author of Make Your Dreams Bigger than Your Memories (Regal, 2010), in which she walks readers step by step to a more rewarding future. Terri travels around the country speaking to audiences on the importance of setting and keeping goals. In time for the New Year, she is available to offer these tips to your readers for their 2012 New Year’s resolutions.
According to Terri, 4 out of 5 people who make New Year’s resolutions this month will eventually break them. In fact, 1/3 won’t even make it to the end of January! In order to achieve your goals, Terri stresses the importance of not repeating the same mistakes as last year. “If you struggled in an area last year, make up your mind that you will defeat this thing and get in the best shape of your life,” said Terri. Here are some guidelines that Terri suggests to remember as you start thinking about your goals:
· Goals must be in writing.
“Goals that are not written down are just wishes.”
· Goals must be measurable.
There’s a big difference in saying, “I want to lose weight” and saying “I will lose 10 pounds by March 1.” Your goals must be measured by something; this is what increases your chances of achieving them.
· Goals must be realistic.
If your goals are completely unrealistic, then you’re setting yourself up for defeat. Be practical.
· Goals must have a deadline.
You will be more determined to achieve your goal when you have a deadline. Always assign a deadline to your goals. It’s energizing and motivating.
· Reward yourself when you reach certain milestones toward your goal.
If your goal is to lose 50 pounds, reward your progress and treat yourself when you reach 10 pounds. This will keep you motivated and help keep your momentum going.
· Put yourself in situations that will be conducive to reaching your goals.
Surround yourself with positive people who will help you achieve your goals. If your goal is to save money, don’t go out with friends who are lavish spenders.
Terri Savelle Foy is a gifted speaker and author with a passion to instill value and ignite vision in people all over the world. She is the president and founder of Terri Savelle Foy Ministries and also serves as the executive vice president of Jerry Savelle Ministries International. She is the co-host for the Jerry Savelle Ministries TV broadcast that reaches a worldwide audience.
Terri communicates life-changing truth with creativity, humor, and transparency. Through personal experience and proven results, Terri teaches people how to be free from issues rooted in fear such as rejection, insecurity, passivity, low self-esteem, shame and guilt. She reveals practical tips to help people develop vision, confidence and discipline that will lead them into God’s perfect plan for their lives.
Terri’s best-selling books include Make Your Dreams Bigger Than Your Memories and You’re Valuable to God.
Terri and her husband Rodney Foy have been married since 1991 and are the parents of a beautiful redheaded daughter, Kassidi Cherie. They live near Fort Worth, Texas. For more information about Terri, go to www.terri.com.