What’s the One Big Thing You Want to Accomplish in 2013?

Why do our resolutions almost always fail? We mean well, and we have the best of intentions, but year after year, we just can’t seem to accomplish our goals. Have you ever been to a restaurant with pages and pages of menu items? At first you think all the choices are good, but it doesn’t take long to simply become overwhelmed. Research has even shown that people purchase less when a store offers too many product options.

The same is true with New Year’s resolutions. In far too many cases, we fail in our resolutions because our list is simply too long. So this year, let’s edit the list down and start with the one big question:

What’s the one big thing you want to accomplish in 2013?

If nothing else happens during the year, what’s the single most important thing that matters? What change could you not live without? Start there, and identify that one big thing. Then you can add from there, but be careful. More than a handful increases the chances that you won’t accomplish anything at all.

If you need some good advice on finding out that one big thing for 2013, check out my book.  It will help you identify what really matters in your life.



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10 Responses to “What’s the One Big Thing You Want to Accomplish in 2013?”

  1. I plan to complete the majority of masters degree.

  2. It’s a tie between losing 30 more pounds . . . and getting my cartoon syndicated – DOH!! Do I HAFTA choose just ONE? Or may I subcategorize them?

  3. Robert Jurjevich says:

    Phil, my one BIG thing to accomplish in 2013 is to plant a new church in Sarajevo, Bosnia. http://www.Sarajevo2013.net

  4. Sal Vasquez says:

    Phil, I just read your book. I really enjoyed it and I’m working through some of the questions to help me narrow down my one big thing, and clarify my reason for being. I love how you are tying together the idea of purpose and platform, I love it! Thanks :)

  5. Erik Parise says:

    Finish my album which includes a song called “What Makes You Come Alive” that was inspired by your book One Big Thing.

  6. Paul Nethercott says:

    Thanks for the reminder! The one big thing I plan to accomplish this year is making a feature length film. It is going to take all I have and will require focus and discipline.

  7. Mina Grace Drake says:

    Wow- this is harder than I thought… just choosing One Big Thing. Ok- here it goes- my one big thing for 2013 is to finish my book that inspires women to answer the Call on their lives.


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