Do you want to really achieve that new year resolution that you made on January 1? Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, earn more money or achieve a personal goal, now is the time to make it happen. Here are ten easy steps that can put you on the road to success and experience a New YOU Year.
Step One - Write It Down
Every New Year Resolution is a striving to improve. Put your resolution into writing.
A resolution means taking action to make a change. If you are serious, that is, if you are resolved, to keep a resolution, write down what you intend to do.
Step Two - Get Going Right Away
The main reason why many people do not keep their New Year's resolutions is because they procrastinate. Keep in mind that if you break a promise to yourself, your trust level in accomplishing a goal will decrease.
If you will do something every day, or in a planned time frame, toward reaching your goal, you will succeed. So get going right now.
Step Three - Get Support
Once your support is in place, it is time to take step 4, developing a detailed plan to reach your goal.
Step Four - Make a Detailed Plan
Think of your resolution like a destination you want to reach. This step is all about making a detailed plan of action to achieve your goal.
Knowledge is power, especially if it is practical knowledge that other successful people have used to accomplish a similar goal. Go right ahead and borrow what works from other people - it will probably work for you.
Step Five - Be Specific So You Can Measure the Outcome
If your goal is to lose weight, you need to identify how much weight you want to lose. If you don't make your resolution measurable, you will set yourself up for disappointment, because you don't have a way to tell if you've met your goal or not. If you can't score, you won't win.
Step Six - Make Your New Years Resolutions Personally Meaningful to You
If you've taken the first five steps, you have a solid base for reaching your goal. The reason you made a resolution was to make your life or someone else's life better. If you know your WHY, you can achieve WHAT you want.
Step Seven - Overcome Those Pesky Obstacles
Every progress in life is married to difficulty. Think of all of the obstacles and challenges that many of the successful writers, actors, inventors, entrepreneurs have had to overcome. This means grinding it out. You can do it, if you keep going.
Step Eight - Motivate Yourself
Take every effort to encourage yourself. You might use affirmations, a poster with pictures of what your goal is, or you might visualize how you feel if you have already accomplished your goal. It's your life, make it exciting.
Step Nine - Do a Checkup and Adjust Your Strategy
Without doing a checkup, you may forget your goal, get distracted and give up on your New Years resolution.
When you take the time to check your progress, you are telling your subconscious mind that your goal is worth your time and attention.
Step Ten - Become an Action Figure
If you are not used to taking action, you are not alone. Nearly 90% of those who do not accomplish goals do nothing.
So, you may feel stretched and challenged to be active and move forward if you are not used to being active. Don't worry. You will get used to a new YOU if you stick with it.
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