Yearly Themes Better Focus You on Goals All Year Long

New Year’s resolutions don’t last long, do they?

Instead of making and breaking those same old resolutions, do what I do and have my clients do — create a theme to keep you focused on your goals throughout the year.Themes are uplifting and inspiring. Have you ever given a birthday party and asked people to bring gifts with a “garden” or “fishing” theme? I know someone who asked people to bring something they made themselves. What a wonderful idea to actually get what you want at your party!A theme will help you get what you want out of life, too. A terrific support network can help anyone who wants to grow personally or professionally. Themes are part of a person’s support structure – the part that comes from the inside. When you create a theme for the year (or month, or quarter), you will automatically be pushed forward toward your goals. Why? Your theme helps you stay focused by providing a starting point during your decision-making process.Growing a business often starts with strengthening your personal developmentand getting very clear on your personal goals. So important are themes, that creating one is the first of 24 steps towards creating a stronger “Personal Foundation,” a life coaching program we offer.Themes can be one word or a few words to describe what you want to accomplish for the year. Once created, a theme is easy to remember and inspires you into action. I recommend that you write your theme on index cards and place them strategically around your home and office. A theme located near your mirror or designed on a poster for your office is a quick reminder of what you want to manifest.

Some examples of personal themes are…

  • Forgive.
  • I’m worth it!
  • Financial freedom here I come!
  • Move’n on.
  • Have fun, fun, fun in all I do!
  • Put down roots.
  • Be present, present be.
  • Be a successful me.
  • Big leaps of faith.
  • Action, action, action.
  • Enjoying all I have.
  • Examples of business themes are…

  • Do it or dump it.
  • Time is too valuable.
  • Prosperity first.
  • Core values throughout business.
  • Thrive.
  • More personal contact.
  • No more Lone Ranger.
  • Ask for help, even when you don’t need it.
  • Free is not me.
  • Now is a great time to create your yearly themes for the next year and start weaving them into your tomorrows. Get started!Related: 19 Ways To Exit Your Advisory: Are You Ready?