New Year Dreams, Guest Post by Rochelle Melander

Friday, December 31, 2010
New Year Dreams

by Rochelle Melander

"Not easy to find the balance, for if one does not have wild dreams of achievement, there is no spur even to get the dishes washed. One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being."
—May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude

People who record their dreams and goals are better able to achieve them. They are also happier and healthier. Record your visions, dreams, and goals for the New Year. Sometimes the best way to do this is to complete a sentence repeatedly until you run out of ideas. It may take five minutes (or more) to discover what you really want.

Try completing these sentences:

*In the New Year, I want to give up . . .

*In the New Year, I want to take on . . .

*In the New Year, I will write about . . .

*In the New Year, I will rock my life by . . .

*In the New Year, I will strengthen my body and spirit by . . .

*In the New Year, I will work to change my world by . . .

A word of warning—this kind of dreaming can change your life! Try it and see what happens.

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Write Now! Coach Rochelle Melander teaches professionals how to write faster, get published, establish credibility, and navigate the new world of social media. Get your free subscription to her Write Now! Tips Ezine at and sign up to be a member of her Write Now! Mastermind class for professionals at


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