31 Days to a New Year – DAY 13

December 13, 2011 – DAY 13: Working toward a goal requires intentionality and consistency. If you are not intention with your desire to reach your goals and stay consistent you will likely not go very far. Each day you should be writing out your short term and long term activities and goals. Make note of the phone calls you need to make and be sure to spend time thinking and growing. Reaching and sustaining goals takes a lot of time and effort, but look at it this way; we all waste a whole lot of time procrastinating and avoiding the things we should be doing. We make time for those things that are important to us. Goals take time because of what I call the gray elephant theory. The gray elephant theory is simple – you can’t eat the entire elephant in one bite! Each bite builds on top of the other until the entire task has been consumed.

Today’s action: Write down at least one thing you will be intentional with today. If you complete that task quicker than you thought – write down another and get going. Keep writing and working your to-do list. Keep evaluating yourself through the exercises of the past 12 days. We are nearly half-way to the New Year – don’t stop.  You are well on your way to a new you in the New Year!


Philip A Foster, MA is Founder/CEO of Maximum Change Inc. Elevating leaders and their organizations to the next level since 2005. Master Certified Coach, Philip A Foster, MA and his associates facilitate effective positive change by helping organizations, leaders and individuals in high demand — design and implement strategies that maximize focus and deliver results. Specializing in Organization and Strategic Leadership.

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3 thoughts on “31 Days to a New Year – DAY 13

  1. As we approach the new year, starting this concept now will develop the routine to plan, prepare and act on our life’s priorities. If we start today, we will have it down to a habit by January 1. And, don’t overwhelm yourself with the larger projects. Doing so will tear down your motivation, and you’ll view the job as too big. Procrastination and complacency will move you away from your target. Break the task down into simple one-step-at-a-time tasks. And, if it is possible, delegate some of the activities to others so that you can focus on the bigger, more important parts of the plan or mission. Tomorrow starts with your actions of today…make today productive and successful.

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