So it’s a new year, what is it going to bring you?
The new year strikes year after year without failure and what do we see? We see gyms busting at the seams with those resolving to finally get “fit” this year, we see fresh produce flying off the shelves quicker than it can be restocked by those resolving to eat “healthy” this year, we see banks, accountants, etc. with jam packed scheduled by those resolving to get their finances “in line” this year.
What do all of these things have in common? The tendency to dwindle off come March, and even more so by July. What’s the problem with resolutions? They tend to strive off of other’s resolutions. When everyone is gung-ho about their goals at the beginning of the year, it is easy to feed off that energy and stick to your goals, but when everyone starts slacking and making excuses on why this year is just not “the year” to finally reach those goals, it is even easier to follow the pack and ditch yours too.
Humans are creatures of habit, and when year after year you set the same goals, and ditch them the same way, that habit will engrave deeper and deeper.
So how to “fix” it?
First things first: you do not need FIXING, maybe you just need to find the inner desire and strength needed to accomplish whatever it is you want to accomplish
Stop calling it a resolution, a resolution means to resolve, and the resolve means to find a solution to something that needs fixing. You do not need fixing, you just don’t. You need goals, goals are dreams with deadlines
Set small goals, I REPEAT, set small goals! Why does January have to be THE month for goals? Why does January 31st have to be the do all, end all, of those goals? My suggestion? Have a big picture called a vision, or a dream if you will, comprised of 12 smaller images called goals. If you make a new goal towards the big picture every month you will be more likely to stick to the goals because you are eliminating boredom, self deprivation, or just a crazy state of mind telling yourself to fix something all at once. Small goals work- scientifically proven
STOP COMPARING, in fact make it a goal to stop comparing yourself to others. It does no good, not now, not tomorrow, not ever! PERIOD.
Set goals that follow your dreams and aspirations and that are unique to you- you will forever be uniquely you, treat yourself that way.
So what do your goals look like? Will your January be focused on something different than February, will you give yourself time to see change, to see results? Will you be proactive?
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