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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Allow me to be one of the first to wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2024! I’m grateful to be here at the start of yet another new year (it can’t really be 2024, can it?!) and I hope you can say the same.  I wanted to talk to you about New Year’s resolutions and more importantly, how you can succeed and fulfill them. Perhaps you’re a pro when it comes to resolutions or perhaps you’ve had a little trouble keeping up with them in the past. Wherever you fall, you might consider implementing some of these strategies:

  • Set Clear and Specific Goals: Make sure your resolutions are well-defined and specific. Vague goals like "get in shape" are harder to follow through on than specific goals like "exercise for 30 minutes, 3 times a week."
  • Start Small: Begin with achievable goals. Trying to make drastic changes all at once can be overwhelming and lead to burnout.
  • Break It Down: Divide your larger goals into smaller, actionable steps. This makes your resolutions seem less daunting and allows you to track your progress more easily.
  • Create a Plan: Develop a clear plan outlining how you'll achieve your goals. Include a schedule, milestones, and strategies to overcome obstacles.
  • Use SMART Goals: Make your resolutions SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This framework can help you set goals that are realistic and attainable.
  • Stay Accountable: Share your resolutions with a friend or family member who can help keep you accountable. You can also consider joining a support group or using a goal-tracking app.
  • Track Your Progress: Regularly monitor your progress. This can be motivating and help you make adjustments if needed. Keep a journal or use an app to record your achievements.
  • Reward Yourself: Set up a system of rewards for reaching milestones or sticking to your resolutions for a certain period. This can provide positive reinforcement and keep you motivated.
  • Forgive Yourself: If you slip up or go off track, it’s not the end of the world. Forgive yourself, learn from your mistakes, stay patient, and try to do better going forward.
  • Stay Positive: Maintain a positive mindset. Instead of focusing on what you haven't achieved, celebrate your successes along the way. Avoid self-criticism and practice self-compassion.
  • Visualize Success: Imagine yourself achieving your goals. Visualization can help reinforce your commitment and keep you focused on the desired outcome.
  • Celebrate the Journey: Enjoy the process of self-improvement. Celebrate the small wins and the personal growth you experience along the way.

Hopefully, at least a few of these suggestions will be helpful to you. Whatever it is you’re after, just remember...you can do it!

And if you’re hoping for increased financial stability and prosperity, you can do that, too! Give me a call at (480) 513-1830 or book a spot on my calendar, and I’ll do everything I can to help.

Warmly, Charles

Charles C. Scott AIF®, CDP®


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