Jackie Gingrich Cushman

8) Translate the monthly goals into daily activities. In the end, all accomplishments are the result of daily activity. What should happen on a daily basis to make the monthly goal inevitable?

Write these down, and review them every morning and night. The morning review will remind you of what your goals are for the day. The nightly review will allow you to determine if the daily goals have been met. Recalibrate your daily activity, if necessary. Again, forget your failures, and celebrate your successes.

9) Develop ongoing amnesia. Forget what did not work for you last year and your failures, (yes, we all had them). Celebrate your successes. Continue this on a yearly, monthly, weekly, daily basis. A large part of life is about momentum. Positive momentum should be amplified and reinforced.

10) Enjoy life. Enjoy your family, pets, friends, clients, suppliers and even the person who bags your groceries. We only get one life, and there is a good chance that it will be shorter than we might like, so enjoy the time that you have. Life is not about the accomplishments; it's about the relationships that we make along the way.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Jackie Gingrich Cushman is a speaker, syndicated columnist, socialpreneur, and author of "The Essential American: 25 Documents and Speeches Every American Should Own," and co-author of “The 5 Principles for a Successful Life: From Our Family to Yours”.