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Many people like to create New Years resolutions for themselves to make sure that the year ahead is more successful than the one just passed.

Unfortunately, these goals are often forgotten about by mid-January, with research indicating that less than a quarter of all resolutions are kept.

In light of this, I thought that I would allow everyone to get back on track by giving you the chance to create mid-year resolutions.

Perhaps half the year is gone and maybe you feel as though you have wasted the past six months, but don’t worry, we still have 6 months to go to make this year the best yet.

What are some tips for successful mid-year resolutions?

Write them down.  One of the reasons why most new year resolutions are soon forgotten about is that they aren’t written down.  Check out this post for some great tips on how you can stay aware of your goals.

Don’t replay the past.  So you didn’t achieve anything in the past six months.  So what?  Goal setting is about the future, not the past.  Make the next six months a period of great achievement and forget about what you may or may not have done over the first half of the year.  It’s never too late.

Be measurable.  I was doing some goal setting with some people at work early this year and someone said to me that their goal was to take more risks this year.

Wrong!

This is such a cop-out goal that will never be achieved because there is no way of telling if you’ve been successful.  My immediate questions were, how many risks did you take last year?  Does crossing the pedestrian lights when the little man is flashing red count?

You have to be able to measure your goal if you want to be successful.

Don’t say that you want to lose weight.  Say how much weight you want to lose and by when.  That’s a goal that can work.

Tell someone else.  This one is scary because what if you fail and don’t achieve your goal?  That’s exactly why you should tell someone else.  They can keep you accountable, encourage you and perhaps even equip you.  Don’t fail alone, succeed with others!

I hope that you can set some great mid-year resolutions and turn this year into a fantastic year.

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