New Year’s Resolutions
They are on everybody’s minds in November, December and January, but by February most people are completely OVER them! Amiright?? OR people are already disappointed in themselves by mid February because they were unable to keep their resolution. It’s cause for lots of people to feel like a failure at the beginning of the year. But it doesn’t have to be!I’ve gotten into many discussions with people who absolutely REFUSE to make resolutions, but will absolutely make goals. I get it. The idea is that noone keeps resolutions, but goals are much easier to keep and reach. But why is that? My personal thought? It’s all about MINDSET!
You must shift your thinking
If you read my previous article, click here if you missed it, you know that there are only subtle differences between the two. If you read a bit deeper, you’ll realize that each one on it’s own is a bit incomplete. Each is just a stepping stone to the next part of the equation to success.
“So what are you suggesting I do, Dr. Tursha’?”
Well, I’m glad that you asked! If you truly want your resolutions and goals to succeed, you have to go a little deeper. Plan it out before you actually start doing things. The sequence should be: Resolution –> Goal –> Plan –> Execute –> Reassess.
Resolution. Goal. Plan. Execute! Reassess
Resolution: Make the decision that you are going to do a thing. Example: I WILL lose weight!
Goal: Set out a specific end goal that you want to accomplish. Example: I will lose 15lbs by Dec 31
Plan: Flesh out the details of how you will make this happen. Example: I will drop 1.5lbs per month by doing XYZ each week. I will purchase new running shoes, etc. (you’ve gotta be pretty detailed and specific here in order to make this really work for you)
Execute: Pick a start date then begin working the steps in your plan.
Reassess: At intervals (you choose how frequently these intervals will be, but make them long enough to see results, but short enough that you won’t forget about yourself) check your plan and your progress. See if you are on track. If you are not, make modifications to your plan, then execute those.
If you REALLY plan to make some changes in your life, do what it takes to make it happen. This way, you can say that you stuck with your resolutions and achieved your goals.
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