Creating a Successful Resolution

8102e840542511e2a15422000a9f19a4_6What is it you want to change or improve upon? Every January gyms, grocery stores, etc. are bombarded with big-eyed resolutioners eager for a fresh start, a new beginning. Anything is possible those first weeks of the year, and it is up to you to capitalize on this wonderful opportunity. It should not inevitably lead to failure, especially if done properly.

I’m sure you have a vision of how you want yourself to be. Your perfect version of yourself; visually, personality, character, skills, education, you name it… I know I do (That’s why I started this blog, to hold me accountable). With that vision in mind, we have the goal, it is up to us to create the means. This means to an end is what gets us in trouble… we aren’t stupid, most of the times the steps to accomplish our goals are quite easy. Then again, easier said than done.

When we know our ultimate goal it’s easy to get overwhelmed and to… you guessed it… FAIL.

However if you start by picturing your outcome, you may then create stages for which you may accomplish your vision, once and for all. Regardless of what your goals are, it is ultimately the small steps you take along the way, including when you falter, which make you successful.

If this is the success you seek, then your steps should be as follows:

  1. Figure out where you want to be one year from now. Visualize it, now write it down.
  2. Ask yourself, “Is this realistic?” If not, go back to the drawing table.
  3. Create a month-by-month plan.
  4. Create weekly goals for the first 3 months (it takes 90 days for a habit to become routine)
  5. Create rewards.
  6. Create challenges (just for fun and to push yourself)

*Remember, a New Year’s Resolution is meant to carry you through the year, so that 365 days from now you will be a better person, with better will power.

Other great sites for resolution help: ZenHabits

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