As we come to the end of another year, and I look back at the expectations I had in January 2012, it is good to see that a lot of the things that were on the list have been achieved.
Do you make a list of things you want to achieve in the coming year?  of course, we don't have to wait for a new year to do it, but there is something about the end of a year and the beginning of a new one that draws us to thinking about what has been achieved, and what we aspire to for the coming year.  Let me set you a challenge.
Imagine you go to sleep tonight, and a miracle happens. When you wake up, your dreams have come true - what are they? What would you want to achieve if you had no obstacles?  If you knew you would succeed, what would you do?  My message is: "Set the bar high! Aim to achieve something spectacular in the coming 12 months. "  And when you have set yourself that challenge, make a list of the things that you need to do to make it happen.  You now have a plan.  Your objectives may be about achieving something huge, or it may be that you have a personal challenge that you need to get done. Whatever it is, write it down.  List the things you need to do, what resources you will need, and when you plan to put them into practice.
As your 2013 unfolds, keep checking back and congratulate yourself on the steps you have taken to achieving your goal.
And imagine how satisfied you will be when you look back on 2013 and know that you have a real achievement to your credit.  What does it feel like?  Spectacular!