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Now that 2015 is coming to end, it’s time to start thinking about new goals, resolutions, and ways you want to better yourself for 2016. Whether it is professionally, personally, or both, now is the time to start planning how you will achieve your aspirations. With the New Year coming up there are bound to be changes taking place, so why not start with you?

Start with Yourself!

Baby steps, 2016 is all about you. Your goals. Your dreams. And most importantly, your future. No one ever knows if what they are doing is the right thing at the right moment, but taking risks is a part of growing!

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Everything starts with a plan. First, think about what is important to you: your business, professional appearance, personal goals, etc. If you don’t take the time to make a list of changes or things you want for 2016, you won’t be organized.

Make S.M.A.R.T Goals:

  • Specific: who, what, where, when, which, why
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely


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By keeping these factors in mind when creating goals, you will be able to attain them easily. They will keep you organized, focused, and ready to take advantage of the new things to come for 2016.

Business Goal Setting

Whether you own your own business or work for a company, you are still able to set goals to grow on a professional level. Here, the goals follow the same mentality as do personal ones but are adjusted to fit the work environment.

Have you heard about having CLEAR goals?

  • Collaborative: work with others to help you achieve
  • Limited: time frame!
  • Emotional: be passionate
  • Appreciable: break them down
  • Refinable: be objective ad modifiable


These will challenge you. By committing to these goals you are committing to your future success. Life is a learning experience, and that takes patience in order to find what works and what doesn’t. Stay motivated. Be realistic. And don’t give up when things start going in a direction you didn’t expect. Stay positive, and things will work out.

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Time to Change!

Growing is a part of the change. JDi Data, and its team, know the importance of evolution. It’s not always easy to do, but it has to be done!

What can hold you back? Fear.

Fear of making a mistake often holds many people from doing what they want. Don’t let it stop you from doing something you think is right. Mistakes are a part of learning, but if one never fails, one will never learn. To grow you have to be willing to:

  • Expect mistakes
  • Learn from them
  • Enjoy the mystery
  • Stay focused
  • Face challenges head-on


Without considering these factors and more, you won’t be able to achieve your goals. By staying positive and facing things head-on as they come, 2016 will be your year.

No Negativity

Start off the year fresh. Get rid of all the negative and bad habits that were picked up from previous years. By being and staying positive the rest of the New Year will bring great things in order to help you reach your goals.

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From the JDi Data Team, we wish you a prosperous New Year filled with great beginnings and success!