I thought a lot about New Year’s Resolutions and what mine should be for 2009. The more I thought about it, the more resolutions I came up with. I thought about the different spheres of my life and how I wanted to set goals in each one, but when it came right down to it, I realized that I really only need one New Year’s Resolution. Because that one resolution, if I follow it, can completely transform every area of my life.

Want to know what it is?

In 2009, I’m going to focus on asking myself one question, as frequently as I can. Just one question. And in asking myself that question, I know that I will achieve every goal I set, make every milestone, hit every target.

The question I will ask myself is:

“What am I doing right now, in this moment, to achieve my goals?”

I’m going to put this question on post-it notes all over the place. I’m going to send myself an e-mail every day reminding myself to think about it, add it to my calendar. I’ll remind myself to ask this question over and over until it becomes a habit.

If I’m lifting a fork to my mouth, I’m going to ask, “What am I doing right now, in this moment, to achieve my goals?” And then I’ll most likely put the fork down (especially if it has cake on it! I LOVE cake!).

If I’m goofing off and checking personal e-mail during my workday, I’m going to ask, “What am I doing right now, in this moment, to achieve my goals?” And then I’ll get back to work.

If I’m feeling cranky at my husband, I’m going to ask, “What am I doing right now, in this moment, to achieve my goals?” And then I’ll give him a big hug.

If I’m surfing the net or watching throwaway TV that I don’t really enjoy just to pass the time, I’m going to ask myself, “What am I doing right now, in this moment, to achieve my goals?”

This question, this one single question, has the potential to transform my entire life. And that is why it is my one and only New Year’s Resolution for 2009.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress!

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