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Start Fresh

How to Harness the Power of Limitless Opportunity

By Christi Blevins

Perhaps you have the goal of landing a specific dream job. What steps do you need to take in order for that to become a reality? What are your milestones? If you need to network, can you check out networking events or seminars in the area? Will you need additional training or education? Create a plan and stick to it.

Set Your Goals.

Create a list of small, specific goals, as well as some larger, broad goals. Identify where you are and where you want to be. This is not specific to one area of your life. Goal setting is important in everything from finding a new career and taking charge of your finances to simply organizing your closets.

 

Think About How Your Begin and End Each Day.

Set aside some time each day to visualize and reflect on the changes you want to see. Think of each day as its own fresh start.

Allow time in the morning to plan your day. This can be accomplished in the minutes you save by not hitting the snooze button.

Before bed, take a moment to reflect on your day. What went well? What areas would you like to improve? Remember, all is not lost if you failed to meet your goals for the day. Tomorrow is another fresh start.

 

Have a Set Schedule for Change.

If your goal is to foster healthy relationships with family and friends, you need to make that a priority by carving out time in your schedule. That may mean planning for at least two family dinners per week or arranging to meet a friend for coffee once a week.

Healthy Routines Become Healthy Habits.

If you want to get healthy through exercise, you don’t have to begin by training for a marathon. Rather, develop a routine that works for you. Perhaps that means putting on your walking shoes as soon as you get home from work and taking a stroll around the block. It will be easier to increase the amount you are walking after you have developed the habit of daily exercise.

This translates to other areas of your life, as well. If you want to plan a dream vacation, you don’t need to have a financial windfall. You can grow your vacation budget a few dollars at a time.

 

Perhaps you have the goal of landing a specific dream job. What steps do you need to take in order for that to become a reality? What are your milestones? If you need to network, can you check out networking events or seminars in the area? Will you need additional training or education? Create a plan and stick to it.

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