The holiday season has come to an end. You likely spent the last six weeks, or so, enjoying time with family and friends, going to parties and shopping. Honestly, it feels good to get back into the ebb and flow of a regular work week. With the clearing of the social calendar comes an opportunity to reflect and make decisions about your desired growth areas for the coming year. Whether you have goals for radical personal growth or simply doing some things a little bit better, it is important to plan for success. I recently read a beliefnet.com article about such a topic called “21 Ways to Make Simple New Years Resolutions.” Three of the most personally relevant tips I took from the article for successful resolution keeping are: 1. Write down your goals 2. Create a plan and 3. Less is more (pick only a few things to work on). I find that a goal not written down is just a thought and goal without a plan is just a wish. I also believe that too many goals can create clutter in your mind. Keep it simple. We all know that the challenge of New Year’s resolutions is not making them, but keeping them. What are some things you do to encourage successful resolution keeping? 21 Ways to Make Simple New Years Resolutions. Retrieved from http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/healthy-living/simple-new-years-resolutions.aspx?