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Keep your resolve E


very year, you or someone you know makes a resolu on to kick off the New Year. Some want to run a marathon, while others just want to be more ac ve. In truth, the majority


of those goals go unfulfi lled, most o en because the goal is too aggressive or because planning for the goal is not carried out. Use these  ps to help you keep your resolu on.


make one resolution By only giving yourself one goal, you give that goal priority and give yourself the opportunity to concentrate your eff orts. If you feel you must make more than one resolu on, list them in the order of importance.


Make a list List the benefi ts of reaching your goal. Is it reducing your debt? If so, benefi ts could be saving for re rement, or elimina ng past due fees because bills are able to be paid on  me.


Break it down Break your goal down into a series of steps or mini-goals. Step one to reducing debt might be documen ng all your debt, then step two could be establishing a reasonable monthly budget.


Make it a measurable goal Vague goals are hard to keep. Want to eat more vegetables? Decide how many servings a day is right for you.


Make a plan Once you know how many servings of vegetables you want each day, make a plan to gradually add servings un l you reach the goal. Prepare yourself for success by collec ng recipes ahead of  me and making a shopping list.


Share your resolution Tell your family or friends about your goal. Enlist their help in reminding you of your goal. Remember, however, if your goal is saving money, do not get mad that your friend suggests the two of you rent a movie and stay in because it is more budget-friendly. That is what you asked them to do.


Celebrate along the way Decide ahead on a way to celebrate comple ng a step toward your goal. You managed to increase your savings by $500; go out to that movie.


Expect to slip From  me-to- me, circumstances or a bad choice may delay you in reaching your goal. Remind yourself that a slip up is not a permanent event. Refocus on your goal and move forward; don’t look back. 


January 2017 - 9


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