Resolutions or Results?

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

2019 is here, and many new opportunities are on the horizon.

It’s been my experience that each year keeps getting better and better, and I’m looking forward to seeing ALL that 2019 has to offer.

A few days ago, I decided that in this brand new year, instead of focusing on making resolutions that I will never keep, I am making it a priority to set personal goals to not only work toward but to ACHIEVE throughout 2019.

How about you?

Where will your head and heart be in the next year?

Will you continue to operate the same way that you always have?


Will you set goals and take action to propel you through your greatest year yet?

Here are some tips for living the best YOU possible throughout the coming year:

  1. Set Goals. Set specific, measurable goals and even “milestone” mini-goals along the way. Doing this will make your goals easier to reach.
  2. Stay Positive! Focus on the good in things and remember that you are in control of your own success. Ignore criticism, rejections, and pressure when they affect you in a negative way.
  3. Manage Your Influences. Avoid gossip and things that don’t serve you, educate you, or make you a better person. Avoid people who bring out the worst in you and surround yourself with people who are positive influences. You are influenced primarily by the 5 people you spend the most time with…choose those 5 carefully.
  4. Don’t Stress Over Perfection. Don’t worry about small details. Sure, little hinges swing big doors, and the small details are important, but perfection isn’t always achievable – and that’s OK! Do your best to improve upon past performance and you WILL be successful.

Join me in celebrating dreams and recommitting to your goals in 2019…. Let’s make this year the best one yet!