Yearly Themes, Better Than Resolutions. Keep Focused on Your Goals All Year.

Published On: December 12th, 2017 - 2.2 min read - Categories: Personal Vision - 2 Comments -
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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 development and 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!

Tell us your theme for 2018 below!

I’ll start. I like to keep things simple, so my 2018 life and business theme is “Transform & Thrive”

What’s yours?

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  1. Maria Marsala, Business Coach January 3, 2011 at 4:49 AM

    Great going Chris.

    Mine is “Focus on Extreme Success”

    Here’s to a 2011 full of themes that come true.

  2. Chris January 2, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    My theme is: Everyone Wins Around Me (This includes me, of course!)

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