I'm always excited about the times I get to go on an extended hunting trip. The expectations are always high and the opportunity to go with a friend makes the miles pass quickly and the laughs come in abundance.
I saw an interview with golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. He was discussing his pre-shot routine. He said that before he hit the ball or even took a practice swing, in his mind's eye he saw the ball landing exactly where he wanted it to go. He imagined the ball's path to the cup or the landing spot in the fairway. Then he took his practice swing, again seeing the ball go where he wanted it. Only then did he actually hit the ball.
Nicklaus' visioning process before each shot developed within him a winning attitude. He started expecting to see the ball go where he wanted to hit it, believed that he could do it time after time, and so he did.
How do you see yourself playing out your New Year's resolution? With a winning attitude? Do you imagine that you'll accomplish your goal?
You can do what Jack Nicklaus did. Think of it as a spiritual exercise. You can reach your New Year's goals. See yourself winning. See yourself as a winner. Winners make a life worth living as they Live Positive!