I was reading my favorite magazine – Success – and I came across a wonderfully written article about how to make your resolutions a reality this year and I wanted to share it with you.
You can find the original article on Page 12 of the January, 2011 edition, but here are some highlights:
Ok, so we’ve already all set goals for ourselves for the New Year, right? If you’re like most Americans It won’t take long for your resolve to wane and before you know it, your resolutions are forgotten. Then on December 31st you get mad as yourself for not getting anything accomplished!
Here are some ideas that will help you get started and stick to it. This year can be the year you say to yourself, “Look at all the things I accomplished this year!”
Write it Down: I know you’ve heard this more times than you can remember but it really is true! Writing it down forces you to really figure out what it is you want to accomplish and it helps cement the goal in your brain.
Find a Replacement: Darren Hardy explains that one way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a good one. So find something you can replace your bad habit with such as TV time with family time or candy with fresh fruit.
Tell Someone: Talking about your goal – even if it seems huge and impossible – allows others to encourage and help you by providing resources and information you may need.
Take baby steps every day: Even small steps taken toward your goal consistently will move you in the right direction. Once you experience a few small wins, taking bigger steps becomes easier.
Take some BIG Steps: Don’t take all year to do what you can accomplish in a day. Once you’ve gotten your goals figured out for the year, find one that can be accomplished right away and get it done!
Decide and Act: Mental hurdles may keep you from making decisions and taking action. Get over it! Make a list of all the reasons you want to accomplish your stated goal. Refer to the list when indecision or inaction threatens to take control.
Team Up: Even if you don’t share the same goal, having a buddy to work with can keep you accountable. Check in often and encourage each other.
Celebrate Your Success: Every time you reach a milestone, celebrate it! For example, if you drop a dress size, buy a new outfit. If you pick up a new client, have dinner with a mentor. Celebrating your success will keep you focused on the larger goal.
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Success Magazine is one of my favorite magazines. It is full of inspiring stories of top successful people; sharing their lives and their journey to success. You’ll also find many articles similar to the one I recapped above, giving you hints and tips to be your best you! Interested in finding out more – find Success Magazine here.
<—— Did this article help you? If so, it would mean a lot to me if you would share it with others!!! And, share your comments below! I would LOVE to know more about you and your thoughts on this subject!
Let’s have some conversation!
By Lynn Huber
p.s. This year can be the year you say to yourself, “Look at all the things I accomplished this year!”
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