More and more, people are doing away with New Year’s resolutions and instead setting intentions for what they would like to achieve over the next 12 months. Resolutions, intentions, goals—whatever label you prefer to use—are only possible if you take consistent action toward them. Whatever it is that you want to achieve should become your primary focus, and you should maintain an unshakable level of momentum and focus.

The thing people get tripped up on is the notion that goal-setting is primarily done at the beginning of the year. On the contrary; deciding to achieve something new can (and should) be a point of focus throughout the entire year.

The way to make your dreams turn into reality is by revealing your vision for how you would like to be living your life, to associate into that reality as if it is happening NOW, and then to identify action steps that you can take every single day to get yourself there. We’ve all heard the phrase “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and neither will your new life be created overnight. The biggest mistake people make is trying to do everything all at once, which only leads to overwhelm and, subsequently, giving up.

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