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Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet!

December 26, 2014



“The difference between what you were yesterday and what you will be tomorrow is what you do today.”
Stephen Pierce

With each new year comes a fresh sense of optimism, and the promise of “a new me.” But all too often, we slip back into old ways and all our good intentions get left behind.

Make 2015 your best year yet with our Five Golden Rules for setting great new year goals – and sticking to them.


6 thoughts on “Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet!

  1. Bruce Harpham wrote:

    The point about the pitfalls of working on “other people’s goals” is a good one. That’s why several of the goals – I have 9 annual goals for 2015 – have nothing to do with my career or business.

    By the way, I like the design of the graphics in this post. Well done.

    1. YolandeMT wrote:

      Hi Bruce

      Thanks for your positive comment about the design of this post. I also love it – but I may be a bit biased 😉

      At the beginning of this year (2014) I took stock of my life – and I looked at how much time I spent on reaching my own goals vs time spent reaching the goals of other people. It caused me to have a long hard look at my goals for 2014. Now, at the end of the year, I can honestly say that this year I’ve spent more time than any other year in my life, to work towards my own goals. It’s liberating!

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us and do share some of your journey with us as 2015 goes on.


    We keep working hard but still things are not so convincing, there is a need to change the strategy we are using currently for better results tomorrow.

    1. Midgie Thompson wrote:

      Thanks for sharing Ludovic,
      The belief that you have to work hard in order to succeed might be an old and outdated belief. You might not necessarily achieve more by working hard.

      My new strategy is to work less, yet achieve more! By taking time out and allowing myself some space between things, I find I am more efficient and effective.

      I generally set only one thing to do each day, in between my regular daily things that I have to do. When I achieve that one thing, I feel like everything else I might achieve is an extra bonus. It certain shifts my mindset towards achievement and success, and as a result, achieve more!

  3. James Castro wrote:

    Before a New Year we used to take a number of resolutions; sometime it works forever or sometime it just end in the middle. No doubt every human being is planning something new in every New Year; but the way of thinking should different from each other. In this above info graphics we have found multiple options to make the year best with different golden rules. But the most important part is it would be working or lasting forever.

    1. Midgie Thompson wrote:

      Hi James,
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree that we should use the same approach to goal setting whether we set goals for the new year or in the middle of the year.

      We should only set goals that motivate and inspire us.

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