Another year is gone and with it comes the feel of a fresh start, setting resolutions, and crossing our fingers that we’ll keep them this year. A friend of mine said she stopped making resolutions and decided to go with setting goals instead. That’s what I’m talking about! So, this year I challenge you to not make resolutions, but goals. But not just any goals, specific goals. What does that mean you ask? Instead of saying “I want to loseย weight this year.” Say, “I plan to lose 25 pounds by the end of the year by working out twice a week for ten minutes and reducing my sweet intake to once a week.”

I like to think making it a goal instead of a resolution tricks your mind. It works for me, so maybe it’ll work for you too. My motto is DREAM BIG, but you can just dream you have to act. This is where goals come in.

Do you have a goal or dream for 2013? Tell me about it for a chance to win a copy of my debut novel, For the Love of Jazz. Please make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

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