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What are you going to do to make 2012 your best year yet? Here are a couple of qualities you may want to work on in the next 353 days:
Persistence: If you watched the ball drop in New York City on New Years Eve, you may have been one of the 9.8 million viewers tuned in to Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. Dick Clark is a shining example and testament to the quality of persistence. After his significant stroke in 2004, he battled his way back to the air so he could help ring in New Year after New Year. Just when you think "there's no way he'll be able to do it this time," there he is. He sets his sights on the prize and unwaveringly manages to get the job done. What are you going to let get in your way this year?
Communication: Dick Clark obviously has some communication challenges these days, but he doesn't let those challenges get in the way of what is obviously quite important to him. You can still see his passion and experience the feeling of what he's trying to communicate. What do you need to do to improve your communication skills this year?
Goal Setting: Set lofty goals, but break them down into small steps to increase your odds of achievement. Battling back from a debilitating brain injury is not for the faint of heart. There has probably been someone close to you who has done it, and they did it one day at a time. While the ultimate prize may vary (walking without a limp, being able to speak clearly, getting back to work, being able to drive, etc.), unwavering focus toward that prize is the key. What's your ultimate prize this year?
Get Help: No one can accomplish lofty goals without the assistance of others. That assistance can take different forms. Reach out to your Business Coach or Consultant who can partner with you to attain those important goals. It's possible that you could gain insights and ideas, maybe even a shortcut or two from someone who's not in your shoes.
Just Do It: Make 2012 your best year yet!