People with Real Plans and an Eye on the Prize of Living Well

In response to Coffee Challenge: Summary Article

Lisa S. Gerard
4 min readJan 2, 2022


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We’ve all been guilty of it.

Talking the talking but not really walking the walk.

And, you know what?

That’s okay.

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

We have to stumble, fall short, and not give our best effort to experience the effects of regret. It’s truly the best way to look back and steer clear of repeating the same lackluster behavior.

Hopefully, most of us find the way and see the lesson learned. Failures can generate motivation. And then, we can avoid sorrow by planning better before we speak.

There are so many admirable game plans for 2022 entered in the New Year’s Resolution Challenge.

Whether they are resolutions or total lifestyle changes, choosing which to summarize was a challenge.

Below are just a few that resonated with me and my mindset in life.

I like definitive action plans, and Spenser Warren’s has just that. He clearly lays out successful steps to minimize distractions that keep us from the important things in life.

It doesn’t matter who has what kind of goals, prioritizing is important if you want to achieve them. Just 4 steps, all worthy of reading about and implementing.

To become a better me in 2022, I’m focusing my life on simplicity. ~ Spenser Warren

Being a fan of self-affirmations but guilty of forgetting them, drew me into Caitlin McColl’s gold star approach. It can be that simple.

Every achievement, regardless of magnitude, deserves recognition. Do it daily. Everyone deserves the accolades.

Every night, I’ll have a think back over my day about the little things, and choose at least one to award myself a star for. ~ Caitlin McColl



Lisa S. Gerard

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