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Written By: Sandi MacCalla, Founder - LifeSkills Academy ~ 1/1/2024

It’s the perfect time to reflect on this powerful quartet:

Resolutions – Goals – Habits - Hope

When aligned relationally, these concepts will guide you to success and purpose.

  1. Resolutions: Your North Star

    • Resolution is the act of resolving something, finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, or even a dream. etc.
    • Consider a resolution as your main guiding principle — aimed at your North Star.
    • It’s a clear decision to do (or not to do) something, setting the tone of your journey.
    • This year, envision each resolution as an overarching theme under which your goals, habits, and hopes align.

  2. Goals: The Milestones of Your Journey

    • Goals are tangible milestones on your path to realizing a resolution.
    • They provide the structure and direction needed to achieve your vision.
    • Make your goals SMARTSpecific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. They easily transform into steps leading to your resolution.

  3. Habits: The Building Blocks

    • Habits are daily rituals and routines propelling you toward your goals.
    • In some cases, habits are not about comfort, but rather a time to exercise your resolve and resilience.
    • They are consistent, small actions that, when accumulated, create significant change.
    • In 2024, cultivate habits that align with your goals, reinforcing the foundation needed for long-term transformation.

  4. Hope: The Fuel for Resilience

    • Hope is the unwavering belief that your efforts will yield positive outcomes.
    • It's the emotional anchor that keeps you going when challenges arise.
    • In this hierarchy, hope powers your commitment to resolutions, sustains your pursuit of goals, and reinforces your dedication to habits.

Understanding the Hierarchy

BLOGPOST_Navigating01012024.pngPicture a pyramid with a resolution at the top, supported by layers of goals, habits, and hope.

  • Resolutions set the overarching theme
  • Goals provide the roadmap
  • Habits build the structure
  • Hope fuels the perseverance required for the journey.

In 2024, let your resolutions inspire ambitious goals. Break them down into manageable habits and fuel your journey with unwavering hope.

This ensures that each component works harmoniously, creating a powerful synergy that propels you to success.

Remember the synergy of resolution, goals, habits, and hope isn't just a formula—it's a mindset that inspires you to turn aspirations into purposeful achievements.

Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world — David McCullough Jr.

Here's to a successful, purposeful 2024!

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