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Ten-to-Win: 10 Strategies for Finishing Strong in Your Personal and Professional Goals for 2023

As we embrace the final stretch of 2023, it becomes crucial to assess our journey, refocus, and
finish the year with determination and accomplishment. Whether it's in our personal lives or our
professional paths, ending the year strong is a testament to our commitment, perseverance, and
character, in this week’s “Ten-to-Win,” Kim shares ten strategies to ensure that you conclude this
year on a triumphant note:
1. Re-evaluate Your Goals: Revisit the goals you set at the beginning of the year. If your
priorities have shifted, it’s okay to adjust your objectives. The key is to make sure they
still align with your core values and long-term vision.
2. Break Down Big Tasks: Instead of viewing a goal as one massive task, break it down
into smaller, manageable steps. This makes daunting tasks feel achievable and gives you
a clear path forward.
3. Schedule Time for Progress: Instead of waiting for the “right moment,” schedule regular
time slots in your calendar dedicated to working on your goals. Protect this time like any
other vital appointment.
4. Stay Accountable: Share your objectives with a trusted friend or mentor and check in
regularly. Their encouragement and perspective can help you stay on track and overcome
5. Celebrate Small Wins: Every step you take towards your goal, no matter how minor, is
worth celebrating. Recognizing these moments can bolster your motivation and remind
you of the progress you’re making.
6. Stay Adaptable: Remember, it’s not just about the destination but the journey. Be open to
adjusting your methods or timeline based on what you’ve learned throughout the year.
7. Seek Feedback: Especially in professional settings, constructive feedback can offer a
fresh perspective on your approach and shine a light on areas of improvement.
8. Prioritize Self-Care: In the rush to achieve our goals, we often neglect our well-being.
Ensuring you’re mentally, emotionally, and physically cared for will boost your stamina
and resilience in achieving your objectives.
9. Visualize Success: Picture yourself achieving your goals. This mental imagery can be a
powerful motivator, making the end result feel tangible and driving you towards it.
10. Remember Your ‘Why’: On the tough days, remember why you started. Reconnecting
with your initial purpose and passion can re-energize your drive and determination.

In closing, the final quarter is not just a countdown to the end but a golden opportunity to make a
lasting mark. Armed with these strategies, you’re not only geared to finish 2023 on a high note
but also to pave the way for an even more successful 2024. Go forth and conquer!
Kim Anthony is the Founding director of the Urban Excellence Institute and the ICF-Accredited
International Coach Federation-accredited Urban Excellence Coach Academy. She brings more
than 35 years of experience in the personal growth and development industry, more than 2,500
hours of direct coaching experience, and speaks on adapting transformational training, coaching
and methodologies to uplift and empower socioeconomically challenged communities. For more
information visit UrbanExcellence.net.

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