Recommended New Year’s Resolutions for Person and/or Business – Good for the Year Round

1.Make Resolutions and Commitments Count
It’s a rather simple question – what is one’s word or commitment worth, especially if made to oneself? Do your personal commitments have any real value or just words of hope for a New Year?

Recommended New Year’s Resolutions for Person and/or Business – Good for the Year Round

1.Make Resolutions and Commitments Count
It’s a rather simple question – what is one’s word or commitment worth, especially if made to oneself? Do your personal commitments have any real value or just words of hope for a New Year?

“Good resolutions are like babies crying in church. They should be carried out immediately.” Charles M. Sheldon

2. Make Realistic Resolutions
Resolutions for person or business should require deep thought and analysis as opposed to the whimsical or illusionary.

“When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies!” Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

3. Ensure Resolutions Are Practical and Achievable
Leaving out practicality only leads to false expectations and perhaps unattainable goals. Good intentions, hope, and dreaming are valuable assets. However, being pragmatic, focused, and having well delineated steps are far more conducive to achieving real world goals.

“Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground”. Theodore Roosevelt

4. Requisite Knowledge is Absolutely Essential Before Proceeding
Without the requisite knowledge (best business practices and financial acumen for all business or enterprise journeys) projected paths will not only become difficult, but likely achieve opposite of desired results.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. Benjamin Franklin

5. Always Question How and Where One is Going
Introspective questioning as to why, how, and what are essential in every endeavor. By definition the journey will be one of changing landscapes. Change is inevitable so be aware and astute else one ends up where one began?

“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers”. Voltaire

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination”. Jimmy Dean

6. Seek Input from Others
It’s what you think you know, but in fact do not know (usually by intention or arrogance) that will come back to haunt. Be receptive to learning more. Aggressively seek out help, advice, and counsel from any and all quarters. Never forget that in virtually all things “it still takes a village”. Where possible seek collaborations.

“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) where those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

7. Keep It Simple
Complication is an enemy in disguise regardless of how handsomely packaged. Keep it as simple and straight forward as possible. Simplicity aids all stakeholders helping to fortifies partners and others collaborating in support of mutual goal attainments.

“Keep it simple, clear and memorable”. Richard Branson

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo Da Vinci

8. If Not Working, Adjust, Rethink, and If Necessary Change Course
There is no straight line in goals attainment. It will always be a twisting road with many unforeseen obstacles and “curve balls” thrown into the mix. Flexibility in thinking and rethinking is always encouraged.
“If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” Will Rogers

“In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell”. Jack Welch

“What’s the use of running if you are not on the right road”. German proverb

9. Make Technology Your Friend and Companion
Cost effective efficiencies can often be achieved through properly applied technologies that create real results via intelligent, practical applications.

“Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master”. Christian Lous Lange

10. Hold Yourself and Others Accountable

“Accountability breeds response-ability”. Stephen Covey

11. Package Oneself and the Enterprise for Success
Marketing is everything both for oneself and one’s enterprise or ventures. Fortifying with self belief is the first step, then creatively marketing with vigor.

“Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation”. Milan Kundera

“Doing [anything] without [packaging and branding] is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does” Steuart Henderson Britt

12. Celebrate the Victories and Achievements
Celebrate milestones and victories most importantly give credit to all who helped, aided, and contributed. For virtually all achievements it will “always take a village”. Celebrate the village and all within it ahead of oneself.

“In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements “. Mao Zedong

Woodrow D. Wollesen
Nationally Recognized Business Operations/Entrepreneurship Financing Expert, military veteran, Founder/ Chairman – American Empowerment/Ultimate Financing Guide/ Operation Veteran Empowerment, published author, former partner, national law practice,
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