This time of year tends to give us all the same feeling that it has done in all previous years gone before it. The tree has been taken down, we have spent up big on the boxing day sales, eaten ourselves stupid at family events and now its time to make those dreaded New Years Resolutions. However this year will be different, this year is the year you will reach this goals, this time you are serious about your goals and there is nothing that will stop you from achieving them. You then find yourself in February and you have broken half your New Years Resolutions and you decide to give up on the rest and continue your life in the same pattern as you have done for all previous years gone before you.
Well I’m here to give you my top 5 tips to make sure this year is your year to make a difference in your life and a year that will see you reach all of your Resolutions.
Keep Your Resolutions Short Term
Don’t make resolutions that may take an entire year or more to achieve. The key to success is seeing progress and being able to reward yourself for this progress. If the goal will take you to long to achieve it will be very difficult to stay the course.
Make Your Resolutions Challenging, but Achievable
You don’t want to set your sights so high that you can’t imagine the finish line. An example of this might be choosing to suggest you “Wish to Run Your First Half Marathon”, instead of completing an ultra marathon in South Africa
Write Your Resolutions Down
It may seem like a very simple and straightforward thing to say, but most people never write down their resolutions or goals for the next year or the next 10 to 20 years. There are countless studies that have been done that show; the people who write down their goals are far more likely to reach them. So get out a piece of paper and get them down and out of your head.
Make One Change At A Time
While you may set many goals for the year, don’t try and do them all at once. Make a list of most important to least important and begin working on the top of the list and work your way down.
Just Start and Stop Procrastinating
Most of us are guilty of this and try and make all the best-laid plans to begin our journey and never take that first step for fear of failure. It may sound strange, however I think the key to success is first failing. Albert Einstein said it best “A Person Who Never Made A Mistake, Never Tried Anything New”.
So with 2016 now upon us I hope these 5 points help you on your journey this year and beyond and I wish you all the best of luck. Keep at it and never give up as you never know what you might be capable of if you just give it a go