How to Make and Keep a New Year's Resolution

How to Make and Keep a New Year's Resolution

Where did the idea of resolutions first begin?

Where did the idea of resolutions first begin?

Why are resolutions important?

Why are resolutions important?

What purpose do resolutions serve?

What purpose do resolutions serve?

Should resolutions be taken more seriously?

Should resolutions be taken more seriously?

What are the three key elements of a resolution?

What are the three key elements of a resolution?

Is there such a thing as a resolution contract?

Is there such a thing as a resolution contract?

How should this align with my mission and values?

How should this align with my mission and values?

Can I envision myself accomplishing this goal?

Can I envision myself accomplishing this goal?

What do I not control about this resolution?

What do I not control about this resolution?

Keeping New Year Goals

Keeping New Year Goals

What impact does multi-tasking have on focus?

What impact does multi-tasking have on focus?

Should people have a one dimensional focus?

Should people have a one dimensional focus?

If you lose focus, what can you do to remember?

If you lose focus, what can you do to remember?

What is the purpose of focus?

What is the purpose of focus?

Should companies focus on high or low priced items?

Should companies focus on high or low priced items?

Does competition help in maintaining focus?

Does competition help in maintaining focus?

Is there a quick way for someone to focus their business?

Is there a quick way for someone to focus their business?

Should people focus on being specialists or generalists?

Should people focus on being specialists or generalists?

What does science tell us about focus?

What does science tell us about focus?

What is the process for dealing with options and choices?

What is the process for dealing with options and choices?

How do you empower focus?

How do you empower focus?

How do you define focus?

How do you define focus?

Understanding the Power of Focus

Understanding the Power of Focus

Why is it set up as 1,3,5?

Why is it set up as 1,3,5?

What would be a simple but effective implementation strategy?

What would be a simple but effective implementation strategy?

How do you stay motivated when difficulty strikes?

How do you stay motivated when difficulty strikes?

What is the worst aspect of the, "Why?"

What is the worst aspect of the, "Why?"

What comes first, the goal or the reason why?

What comes first, the goal or the reason why?

What is the significance of a deadline?

What is the significance of a deadline?

What is the importance of measuring component?

What is the importance of measuring component?

What are the three key components of a goal?

What are the three key components of a goal?

What is the relationship between success and goal setting?

What is the relationship between success and goal setting?

How do you define a goal?

How do you define a goal?

How to Set & Achieve Important Goals

How to Set & Achieve Important Goals

What is the tenth commandment of goal setting?

What is the tenth commandment of goal setting?

What are the best types of rewards that people should set for themselves?

What are the best types of rewards that people should set for themselves?

What is the ninth commandment of goal setting?

What is the ninth commandment of goal setting?

What role does cause and effect play in this process?

What role does cause and effect play in this process?

What is the eighth commandment of goal setting?

What is the eighth commandment of goal setting?

Is it important for people to start fast, slow or steady?

Is it important for people to start fast, slow or steady?

What is the seventh commandment of goal setting?

What is the seventh commandment of goal setting?

Who are the best team members?

Who are the best team members?

Where does leverage come into the equation?

Where does leverage come into the equation?

What is the sixth commandment of goal setting?

What is the sixth commandment of goal setting?

Is the first step really the hardest?

Is the first step really the hardest?

What is an effective step by step planning methodology?

What is an effective step by step planning methodology?

What is the fifth commandment of goal setting?

What is the fifth commandment of goal setting?

What is the fourth commandment of goal setting?

What is the fourth commandment of goal setting?

What would you say to someone who has an issue with perfection?

What would you say to someone who has an issue with perfection?

What is the third commandment of goal setting?

What is the third commandment of goal setting?

How does a lack of focus sabotage a person's performance & potential?

How does a lack of focus sabotage a person's performance & potential?

What is the second commandment of goal setting?

What is the second commandment of goal setting?

What's more important, being right or being decisive?

What's more important, being right or being decisive?

What is the first commandment of goal setting?

What is the first commandment of goal setting?

The 10 Commandments of Goal Setting

The 10 Commandments of Goal Setting

Is it ever all right to quit?

Is it ever all right to quit?

Are there any resolutions I should consider that I might not be thinking about?

Are there any resolutions I should consider that I might not be thinking about?

Are there unconventional methods to achieve my goal?

Are there unconventional methods to achieve my goal?

How can I keep my "lose weight" resolution?

How can I keep my "lose weight" resolution?

Why does it seem like most of the same resolutions are always at the top of every list?

Why does it seem like most of the same resolutions are always at the top of every list?

What are the top new year's resolutions?

What are the top new year's resolutions?

What are the most common resolutions?

What are the most common resolutions?

When should I consider my resolution a success?

When should I consider my resolution a success?

Should I give myself a reward if I keep my resolution?

Should I give myself a reward if I keep my resolution?

Are there ways I can involve my family and friends with my resolution?

Are there ways I can involve my family and friends with my resolution?

Why should I bother setting another resolution that I won't stick with?

Why should I bother setting another resolution that I won't stick with?

Once I've made a resolution, how do I keep it?

Once I've made a resolution, how do I keep it?

What is the action stage?

What is the action stage?

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolution

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolution

How does honor relate to the final guideline?

How does honor relate to the final guideline?

What is the third guideline?

What is the third guideline?

How does communication play a role with accountability?

How does communication play a role with accountability?

What is the second step for setting resolutions?

What is the second step for setting resolutions?

Why is focus so important?

Why is focus so important?

What is the first guideline for setting resolutions?

What is the first guideline for setting resolutions?

Why is it important to set guidelines when thinking about resolutions?

Why is it important to set guidelines when thinking about resolutions?

How do I prepare to make a good resolution?

How do I prepare to make a good resolution?

Once I know a change is needed, what's next?

Once I know a change is needed, what's next?

How to Make Your New Year's Resolution

How to Make Your New Year's Resolution

What do I not control about this resolution?

What do I not control about this resolution?

Can I envision myself accomplishing this goal?

Can I envision myself accomplishing this goal?

How should this align with my mission and values?

How should this align with my mission and values?

Is there such a thing as a resolution contract?

Is there such a thing as a resolution contract?

What are the three key elements of a resolution?

What are the three key elements of a resolution?

Should resolutions be taken more seriously?

Should resolutions be taken more seriously?

What purpose do resolutions serve?

What purpose do resolutions serve?

Why are resolutions important?

Why are resolutions important?

Where did the idea of resolutions first begin?

Where did the idea of resolutions first begin?

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Gary Ryan Blair

The Goals Guy

Gary is the President of The GoalsGuy Learning Systems, a highly focused training organization whose mission is to help their clients build and sustain superior performance. They accomplish this objective by helping their clients increase their sense of direction, confidence, and capability in all areas of their personal and professional life.

Gary believes passionately in the enormous, untapped potential that resides within each person and is committed to providing individuals and corporations with tools of knowledge and skill they can use to unlock this potential. He has developed an entire library of world-class training programs, books and learning resources like the Personal Strategic Plan that are designed to make the heart sing, the mind expand and the spirit soar!

To support his belief in the importance of goal setting and focus, Gary has established and sponsored two nationally recognized events: Youth Goals Education Week, a unique opportunity for kids and teens to learn about goal setting and its influence on their future, and New Year's Resolutions Week, an insightful series of activities designed to encourage people to set goals for their lives.

Gary believes that life will not go according to plan, if you do not have a plan. He shares this belief and his unique strategies with school systems and companies around the world such as IBM, NASA, General Electric, Federal Express, Ford and many others.

In addition to The GoalsGuy, Gary has created the wildly successful got goals?® campaign. It's mission is to inspire people to Be More, Do More and to ultimately Have More from life.

His personal philosophy can be summarized into two words: Everything Counts!™ He believes in sweating the small stuff, and teaches that every action, word and thought either moves you toward or away from your goals, mission and ultimate legacy; that every moment offers an opportunity for advancement or retreat.

When Gary speaks and writes, he does so from the heart, with warmth and humor. His unique gift is to speak to an audience and communicate with the heart of each person as if they were alone having an important, intimate conversation. A polished storyteller, he has a way of making the seemingly complex, easy to understand.

Gary, his wife Erika, son Ryan, and daughter Libby live in Tampa, Florida with their two wonder-dogs Beefcake and Pork chop.

Why are resolutions important?

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Host: Why are resolutions important? Gary Ryan Blair: Resolutions are important for a whole host of reasons, but one in particular. It offers the first of many opportunities of which you can remake yourself during the course of the year, but it without a doubt the first.

As with any opportunity you want to find a way with it's to leverage it. The unfortunate part of that, what happens is that people make resolutions and they don't take them seriously and they wind up quitting on them usually within a couple of days. Sometimes even the same evening onto the same event. The problem with that is quitting, making excuses or coming up with some type of convenient alibi is not a really good way with which to start off on a fresh lead. That's really what New Year's resolutions are all about. It's an opportunity to recreate to renew to just recreate your experience and your future to design it appropriately to it really should be taken that much more seriously.