Everything from weight loss to improving the way money is managed will be focused in on for, at the very least, 7 to 10 days.
Yep. You’ll more than likely fail at whatever you’re setting out to do. Sorry. Just trying to speak the truth.
That’s the bad news. Want the good news?
It doesn’t have to be this way. Here are some tips I’d like to propose for goal setting, I mean New Years Resolutions.
1. Get Real
If you’ve not worked out for 11 years don’t set a goal to work out for 2 hours every day of the week. That’s not realistic.
Instead, start small and set a goal to work out 3 times a week for 10 minutes a session. Then, once you are successful crank it up a bit more and increase it to 15 minutes, etc.
It’s good to be aggressive. I love aggression. But it’s even better to be real. So no matter what your goal is be realistic and set a goal you’re confident you can succeed at.
2. Shhh… Write it Down
Instead of announcing your goal to every friend and Facebook follower you have… just write it down on a piece of paper you will see each and every day. Perhaps you can tape it to your bathroom mirror.
In other words… this goal of yours belong to one person. You. You don’t need to make a big deal about it. Just set it and go for it.
Having an accountability partner is OK… but I am not a big fan of announcing your goals to the whole world.
3. Think of Others First
Finally, the last tip I’d like to offer you is this. Instead of focusing on a goal for yourself… why not set a goal to help others in some way.
The fact others will benefit from you just may be the catalyst you need to finally nail that resolution.
And the best part… success is contagious. So once you succeed at helping others you just may have the motivation you need to help yourself.
What Do You Think?
Do you agree with my list? What would you add?