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My Birthday is today...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My birthday just happens to come in time of year when everyone is contemplating New Year's Resolutions... It's great to ponder the things you want to accomplish during the coming year... but...

I hate New Year's Resolutions. People have very high expectations of what they can accomplish, but typical resolutions do not usually include a plan to "get there!" and that has always spelled out the unatainable. Resolutions turn into wishful thinking.

People like me need to make "SMART" GOALS instead, like corporations teach their leaders:

S=Specific.
M=Measureable.
A=Action-oriented.
R=Realistic.
T=Time-bound.

Any thing worth doing is worth having a plan for, and following through on it.

I've always considered my birthday my own personal "accountability" day... I just wish it came during the middle of the year so I could have New Year's AND a birthday to see where I've been and where I'm going! Now THAT'S wishful thinking! LOL

I'm using my SP calendar to make an appointment for every three months on the 29th, so I can take a look at how my goals are going... I want this year to be one where my plans come to fruition!

Happy Birthday, 2010~ and Happy Birthday to me! LOL
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  • JUSTYNA7
    Belated Birthday hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4017 days ago
  • OPAL50
    Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing the "SMART GOALS".
    4022 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    I am so sorry I missed your birthday. I hope it was a wonderful day for you filled with many blessings. May God bless you with many more happy and healthy ones!!
    Hugs,
    Helen
    4022 days ago
  • WOWEETOO
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MAGIC!!! and many happy returns!!
    and happy new year also
    no resolutions for me because they don't work and i am not setting myself up for failure and guilt trips
    i get up everyday and greet the day and go on my way knowing that when it needs doing usually i get right on it or close to it and it always gets done i am not letting any preconceived plans get in the way of what life may offer that is not already on my plate ..singularities tend to happen and you gotta grab them and live in the moment at times that philosophy doesn't always work but it does enough and nothing else really goes lacking of importance so it's the way for me
    and againmy friend
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! IF I STILL LIVED THERE I WOULD COME AND GET YOU AND WE WOULD GO TO THE FREIGHTHOUSE AND EAT VIETAMESE at wendys there or azteca on the corner by the mall for mexican but know i am thinking of you for sure
    love and hugs the lady mary emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    4043 days ago
  • GRANDMAAMIE
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    HAVE A FUN FILLED DAY

    AMIE
    4043 days ago
  • RETRACMJ
    I like your "SMART" - I might share it with some others.

    I have lots of family whose birthdays are in Dec - including one on the 25th - and I have to work especially hard to remember their days with all the holiday happenings.

    I like your idea of making a 3 month appointment too - I might use that for mysel!!
    4043 days ago
  • -POLEDANCEGIRL-
    You are SO right! Happy Birthday to you!!! emoticon
    4043 days ago
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