Anyone can set a New Year’s Resolution but only a small percentage of people actually achieve them. This can boil down to your determination and your motivation to achieve your resolutions.
Before setting any type of New Year’s resolution this year you should sit down and really determine what you want to achieve. Look forward to the end of the year and think where you want to be. Reflect on both your personal and your business life goals.
You may decide that by the end of the year you have completed a specific training course to further your career. You may make a commitment to that special person or you may want to kick a certain habit.
Then start plotting a course backwards from your end goal. What do you need to do to achieve this? Write down all the steps, big or small, that you need to take to achieve your goal.
If you want to do a training course your steps could include things like saving the money for the course, applying for it and figuring out how to make the time to take the course.
As you plot each step you will easily discover if there are any gaps or things missing in your plan. If so, instead of using these things as an excuse to not go move forwards, you can look for ways to work around them.
By planning ahead you can really define your New Year’s resolution more easily. Once you see the steps planned out you can determine if you truly want to put in the effort to attain them. When you commit to this new plan you will already be more determined and motivated.
When approaching your resolutions in this manner you may find that what you thought you wanted is not your actual goal after all. As you go through the planning steps a clearer goal may emerge. This can be quite an eye opener and allows you to get on the right path immediately.
It can be really hard to tackle more than one resolution at a time. If you are a Resolution Setter, but fail to follow through, thinking through the tasks to get to the final goal may reveal your heart really isn’t in that game plan. Instead, resolve to get to something that sets you on fire with desire to accomplish it.
Write out all of your resolutions and then prioritize your list so that your main goal is at the top of the list. All of your resolutions may be intertwined, which in a way is good, as you can do one goal at a time.
Your New Year’s resolutions may be to lose weight and exercise more. Instead of defining these things as two separate items combine them into one. As you increase your exercise you are going to be losing weight.
If your resolutions are totally unrelated then select your top choice as your first resolution and tackle that. As you become comfortable or complete this resolution then you can then add your second choice into the mix. Continue on in this way until all of your resolutions are fulfilled.
You are still only focusing on one thing at a time and this allows you to stay motivated and on track to reach it. While it can help to set deadlines for completing each resolution, remember that this is a form of motivation. Certain resolutions may take much longer than anticipated, and this is perfectly acceptable. Just readjust the rest of the timings.
Always remember that you are bettering your life in some way and these things are not always done overnight. While life may get in the way always keep your resolution in mind and get back on track as soon as possible.
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