Happy New Year

December 31, 2010

What are your big plans for 2011? For years, I’d start out January 1st full of good intentions but my momentum always seemed to fizzle out by mid-February.

Then, right after graduating from college, I finally got serious about following through and started to see real results. Almost all the success I’ve had in life can be tied back to setting and executing on big goals. Of course some of it has been luck but I’d like to think the goal setting and hard work help make the luck a little easier to come by.

Everyone sets New Year’s resolutions but most people don’t achieve them. Before you create your resolutions this year check out these articles on how to set awesome goals and how to actually reach them.

How to Set Awesome New Years Resolutions
Money Resolutions for a Financially Secure New Year
5 Ways to Own Your New Year’s Resolutions
A New Years Resolution Secret

I want to end with a little bragging. Before the holiday season started I made a decision not to eat any cookies, candy, or any kind of desert this year.  I’m proud to say I’ve made it this far and once I get through tonight I’ll have achieved my mini-goal!

I feel like I’m on a roll and am toying with the idea of continuing it on into 2011, no treats for me.  Anyhow, I hope you have a fun and safe time celebrating the New Year tonight! 


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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One Response to Happy New Year

  • twentysomethingmoney

    A great list of links on writing resolutions — thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great new years too, look forward to reading your blog next year!