We are now in the 2nd half of January, so how is your New Year coming out so far?
Are you part of the 5% still working toward their goals? Or are you in the 95%, those people who have made a New Years Resolution and have already broken it?
Most people don’t even make resolutions because they have been disappointed year after year on their lack of follow through.
That’s because so many of the times resolutions are just “wish lists”.
It is only natural that at the beginning of each New Year, people want a fresh start. If you have been ‘wishin an dreamin an hopin’ with out planning and taking action on that plan, then you are just dreaming. The nice thing about setting a goal and taking action on the plan towards achieving it, is that you can start ANYTIME! Yes, it is not too late!
Check out these 3 Things to Increase Your Goal Success
- Start focusing on WHY instead of focusing on WHAT
I think we are all pretty good at making plans. But it is the following through that is the real struggle. At the beginning, we are filled with excitement of the idea. As the weeks go by and we aren’t seeing the results we want, it can get really hard to keep on going. At least that is what happens to me if I don’t have a really STRONG WHY I AM DOING THIS!
So what is your WHY? Is it really a certain weight or dollar amount? Or is it really what that weight or money will get you, how you will feel? Like more energy, stamina to keep up with the kids, do more with family and/or friends, more emotional freedom. I have often told people to keep asking themselves why until they get an answer that makes them wan to cry. Then you know you got it!
Write it out in positive statements in the present tense, as if it is happening NOW! Read it, preferably out loud, morning and night. Some find making a ‘vision’ board a very helpful reminder.
- Focus on Adding the Right Things into your life instead of taking the wrong things away.
The idea is to increase the good things or habits so as to crowd out the not so good. One of the nice things about this is it reduces guilt. Guilt just adds more stress and bad feelings which aren’t very productive.
- Surround Yourself with Support
Surround yourself with good people who posses solid experience, sometimes family or close friends are not the best choice because it means you will be changing which will directly affect them. The more people you associate with (through being with or through CDs, books, presentations, etc.) who relate to your goals/dreams the more support you will get for those goals and dreams.
Need a little more help with setting and achieving your goals? Check out a previous blog on how essential oils and asking good questions can possibly do just that. Get it HERE
Achieving a goal is a process and it is in that journey that we really find success!
Blessings on all your efforts,
P.S. Leave a comments below on what you have found helpful towards reaching your goals. I always like hearing from you!