Whatever resolutions, promises or plans we made at the beginning of this year, we are now, very quickly, approaching the 4th quarter. I say we because I get stuck in the mud same as you! We’re looking at four months until show time—that time at the end of the year where you’re either dancing in the end-zone or dashing to get there. Truth is, the fourth quarter is never a walk-in-the-park, therefore, here are four things you can take action on right now that will prep you for the big victory dance:

1) Re-commit to that which YOU say “must” be completed by the end of this year. Not like a “note to self,” more like a ruthless commitment.

2) Chip Shot: You can’t finish it all at once but you can certainly chip away at it. Do something, no matter how big or small, every single day, 7-days a week for the rest of the year. Start chipping now.

3) Distractions Begone! Break the hypnotic grip that Facebook and social media have on you, and turn off the news! Those are by far the two biggest distractions that prevent most folks from moving forward, gaining ground, hitting the mark and achieving their goals and dreams. Your time is so very precious, use it intelligently.

4) Hunker down: The last quarter of the year always taunts you with many more curve balls than the first—that’s a good insight to know. Now is the time to step up to the plate, hunker down, stay focused, and start swinging, with every ounce of strength & smarts you’ve got.

Happy New Year…

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