“My resolution this year is to: Not make any resolutions!” You might have said these words this year or years past. Was there one time you made a resolution and not even a week later you threw in the towel? You quit. It’s too hard. Instead of being disappointed in yourself year after year, you decide not to give yourself hope. Even though I do believe you don’t have to wait until a new year to make a change since it is a new year why not give it another shot. This time do these three actions to finally achieve your goals.
Make a Plan. If you planned to run a marathon, do you think you can show up that day and run it without any preparation? Of course not! Having a resolution is like preparing for a marathon, not a sprint. Without a plan a place you are not going to get very far. Whatever your goal is, get healthy, save more money, or my favorite, getting organized, start with a plan. Develop a plan that will work for you by creating action steps that are very specific with a deadline to achieve it by. Then schedule the time to get it done.
Make the Plan Realistic. Don’t tell yourself you are going to train every day for 3 hours at 5 am when you know you are not a morning person and you don’t have 3 extra hours in your day. If you don’t make your plan realistic to your energy levels and your time commitment you will fail. After making your plan, be honest when asking yourself “Is this something I can actually achieve?” If not adjust accordingly.
Lower your expectations…at least a little bit. Goals are best achieved with consistency. A year is a long time, you need to develop momentum to keep going. Instead of setting a goal of 10,000 steps a day. Start at 3,000 and then move up from there. Celebrate each small step achieved along the way. Celebrating small continuous successes each time will give you the momentum to keep going. It takes achieving these small goals that will lead you to accomplish your big goals.
You have the power within yourself to achieve anything you want in life. To be the best you, start making a plan with a realistic goal and start celebrating the New You in the New Year!!
I love helping people set and achieve all their goals. If you believe it you can achieve it!
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