Another Year bites the dust

Posted by Leticia, 20 Dec 06

Well, we started off the year with such high hopes of being a better person right? We were going to get in shape, physically, financially and socially. So, how did we do? The bad news is that this year is pretty much a wrap. Good news, we get to start all over in 2007 and make a new set of rules and goals...are you ready?

I once read somewhere that the difference between dreams and goals is "the written words". In other words, if you are not writing down your GOALS, than you're just dreaming. Don't get me wrong, dreams are all well and good at the end of a long hard day after you've taken that hot bath and you climb into that nice big bed with that fresh from the dryer smell and warmth. You close your eyes and everything you've ever wanted, like magic, poof, appears before your eyes.

Then the alarm clock goes off and reality sets in and as bad as you want to just turn over and pick up where you left off...you got to get up and face the fact that the only thing that's changed, is the day. Now this may even be one of those days that you say is "going to be different". You're going to be productive. You're going to do that one thing you've always wanted to do but never found the time. Perhaps you're going to finish that project that's been sitting in the corner of your dining room for months (I know I'm not the only one). You're going to do SOMETHING...right?!

Your perfect partner could be online right now...

What are you looking for?

Then "it" happens. The phone rings, or you run out of milk, or your neighbor asks for a ride to the other side of town. Your plans are altered and you get caught up in the moment, the hour, the day. Then the day is over and as you climb back into that nice warm bed you think to yourself "damn! I'll do it tomorrow"...next week...in 2007! Sound familiar?

It doesn't really matter if your goal is finding a new love or a new house. Without a plan of action (in writing), you're setting yourself up for if not failure than delays! Think of it as planning a day trip. You've got very specific places that you want to see. You're not really sure how to get there. Do you just get in the car and occasionally ask people on the street or do you get a map and plot your own course?

Some people only write out goals that pertain to their career paths. Is that all you really care about? Of course not, so here are my suggestions for areas of your life that you want to develop your goals in...

Family/Relationships Financial/Career Physical/Mental & Spiritual Health

WRITE THEM DOWN!! Not only that, look at them, carry them around with you. Do something every day that will bring you closer to accomplishing that goal. And, whenever you are faced with making a difficult decision ask yourself this... "Does this decision bring me closer or further from my goal?"

This is Leticia wishing you a happy 2007 may it be filled with fewer dreams and possibilities and more actuality and realities!

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  1.   texasbest says:
    Posted: 15 Jan 07

    A new year for new adventures.

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  2.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 13 Jan 07

    I broke the dang resolution already! So much for the diet!

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  3.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 13 Jan 07

    i hope everybody has a great new year.

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  4. Posted: 11 Jan 07

    for my new years resolution--I will ...I will....I better think about it for a few more days!!

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  5.   Pleasjure13 says:
    Posted: 10 Jan 07

    Since tomorrows are not promised I can not count the chickens before they hatch.I will try my best to accomplish what is in front of me today. Being honest to myself and others is a nice beginning.

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  6. Posted: 10 Jan 07

    My new year's resolution is to lose weight, and finish up my education. Best of luck to everyone in achieving their goals this year!

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  7.   gms77 says:
    Posted: 09 Jan 07

    Happy New Year!!

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  8.   lizzy2005 says:
    Posted: 08 Jan 07

    I hope everyone got what they wished for and deserved this New Year!

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  9.   auroraxxx says:
    Posted: 07 Jan 07

    LOL LIZZY AND YES INDEED FITTING AS I DO HAVE GREAT NIPPLES THANKS FOR YOUR COMPLIMENT AND GREAT ATTENTION TO DETAILS LOVE HEHEHEHEH (0Y0) happy new year 2 u also

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  10.   Natural72 says:
    Posted: 07 Jan 07

    I'm just glad to see a New Year. It means that there are still possibilities left--renewed hope and faith!

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  11.   mzcherokee says:
    Posted: 07 Jan 07

    I am hoping to make changes within side of myself so others will preceive me different (better).

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  12.   charlee1 says:
    Posted: 06 Jan 07

    i usually set myself something that's achievable like losing weight (done it) stop smoking (done it) going to the gym more (done it)!! this year it will be to get my karate black belt which i have been putting off for so long due to fear! (those gradings are so stressful)! being the determined girl that i am, i'm sure i'll do it even if it means that i'm missing a few teeth or sporting some broken bones lol. i'll let you know how it goes!

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  13.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 06 Jan 07

    a new year, and i already broke my resolution.

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  14.   vonny says:
    Posted: 06 Jan 07

    for new years i gotta lose like 50 pounds and ill b happy

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  15.   texasbest says:
    Posted: 06 Jan 07

    Happy New Year Everybody!

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  16.   gms77 says:
    Posted: 05 Jan 07

    2007-7 Gods number of completion:)

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  17.   Candy40dd says:
    Posted: 05 Jan 07

    Makes changes if needed, but just enjoy life while doing so...

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  18.   texasbest says:
    Posted: 04 Jan 07

    Lose weightyre whatever!!!This year should be focused on something like yourself not orthers.

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  19.   Coco says:
    Posted: 04 Jan 07

    Thanks Turbogirl! I apprieciate your kind thoughts. Here's wishing you and your family a healthy and happy New Year!

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  20.   turbogirl says:
    Posted: 03 Jan 07

    Happy new year everyone.....

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  21. Posted: 03 Jan 07

    Hopefully 2007 will be a better year than 2006! God bless!

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  22.   lizzy2005 says:
    Posted: 02 Jan 07

    Happy New Year!

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  23. Posted: 02 Jan 07

    it never hurts to keep tryin:)

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  24.   Majesticone says:
    Posted: 02 Jan 07

    I made a promise to myself that this year IS my year. its my year for love, prosperity, peace, & most important, POSSITIVE CHANGE...and i also promised i would not write them down ahead of time because that never worked, i would get 1/2 way through the list and forget where i put it or like u said, get side tracked or interrupted. this time, im letting it flow so there is no pressure for the change and it happens naturally. the bottom line is 2007 is the year i start becoming me and thats not a one year process.

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  25.   Fala says:
    Posted: 02 Jan 07

    I resolve to stop procrastinating and I'm gonna start just as soon as this movie is over.

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  26.   nehuskerfan says:
    Posted: 01 Jan 07

    Happy New Year to all! I am always making goals to better myself. New Year, new goals!

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  27.   gms77 says:
    Posted: 01 Jan 07

    Happy New year to AR and all those seeking to find love!

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  28.   Fala says:
    Posted: 01 Jan 07

    Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams for 2007 to all my friends

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  29.   lizzy2005 says:
    Posted: 31 Dec 06

    Happy New Year!!

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  30. Posted: 31 Dec 06

    wishing everybody a safe and happy new year.

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  31.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 31 Dec 06

    merry new year everybody!!!!!

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  32.   Fala says:
    Posted: 31 Dec 06

    One more day of 2006 left - I plan to make the most of it!

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  33.   xhotlover says:
    Posted: 30 Dec 06

    Lots of resolutions for me.

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  34.   lizzy2005 says:
    Posted: 30 Dec 06

    Wow some folks need help lol! Hope it comes in the New Year! Did anyone know 'aurora' means nipple in Latin? Very fitting I think!

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  35. Posted: 30 Dec 06

    ONLY 1 DAY LEFT, TO MAKE MY NEW YEAR RESOLUTION!!

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  36.   gotgame says:
    Posted: 30 Dec 06

    I hereby solemnly swear to be a better man in 2007, to listen more than I talk, to learn 2 more romance languages and to smile more and frown less.

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  37. Posted: 29 Dec 06

    only three days left--all kinds of time to think about a "resolution'!!!

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  38.   lizzy2005 says:
    Posted: 29 Dec 06

    I hope to be a better person, and not let the childish deeds of others upset me!

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  39.   sweetest1 says:
    Posted: 29 Dec 06

    What is the old wives tale about the first kiss on New Years?? Not that I'm planning one--lol

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  40.   rhondafield says:
    Posted: 29 Dec 06

    I agree with JUSTKNOWINGU to believe and have faith!! and always be happy smile.. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

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  41.   Fala says:
    Posted: 29 Dec 06

    Well, another 2 days to be as bad as I wanna be till I have to start pretending to be good again.

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  42.   auroraxxx says:
    Posted: 28 Dec 06

    LOL to the spell checker boys.....good to see these fellas won't have to add good attention to details on their new years wish list.......yes i think this is correct lol :p

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  43.   Jennifer says:
    Posted: 28 Dec 06

    Hate the pressure of having to choose a resolution. I know what it should be but have tried and failed that. I think this year I will just choose to be a better person and work on that.

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  44.   marquez097 says:
    Posted: 28 Dec 06

    its always hard to follow up with what we want to change. old habbits die hard

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  45. Posted: 28 Dec 06

    happy new year to all!!!

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  46.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 28 Dec 06

    only 4 days left!!!!!

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  47. Posted: 27 Dec 06

    all we can do is try and Believe and have faith!!!..Happy New Year!

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  48.   turbogirl says:
    Posted: 27 Dec 06

    Coco, my heart reaches out to you and your family. xxxx

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  49.   turbogirl says:
    Posted: 27 Dec 06

    Make more money by working harder, and come out with a first class or a 2:1 at least in my department. How does that sound?

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  50.   sweetest1 says:
    Posted: 27 Dec 06

    I'm not making a NY Resolution, I never keep them so I just put things in my mind that are possible and I don't get too upset if I don't follow through!

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