New Year’s Resolutions.
After the New Year, I’m going to do this. I’m going to do that. This is going to change. And that is going to change.
Do these types of statements sound familiar?
Are you guilty of making New Year’s Resolutions without following through?
Do you know why most New Year’s Resolutions fail?
The reason why most New Year’s Resolutions fail is because they are an excuse not to start pursuing a certain goal that you could very well start today.
By starting to work towards your dreams now, you eliminate the possibility of never getting started and also increase your chances of already having accomplished something by the time New Year’s comes.
Wouldn’t it be great to actually celebrate something you achieved instead of something you want to achieve when the time comes?
But how do you get started?
First you have to know what’s causing you to not start in the first place. Here are some of the major reasons:
- Overcome your fear
- Break it into smaller goals
- Write it down
- Develop a habit
Overcome your fear
The number one reason why most people never start something is that they are afraid of failing. By not getting started, they can keep making up excuses such as that they don’t have time, or don’t feel like it. Nobody likes to admit defeat. By not starting, they have no chances of failing, and therefore don’t have to admit to not succeeding.
But how do you know if you will fail if you never try?
Many people will be thinking just like you and may even try to discourage you. You can’t listen to the negative thoughts in your head and definitely not the negative comments from others.
A person who tries never fails; he just learns from his mistakes. It’s the person who never tries in the first place who fails.
And this is why you should:
Break it into smaller goals
Depending upon the goal that you want to achieve, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, especially when the goal is huge. Being overwhelmed is also a huge factor that contributes to being scared.
By breaking your goal up into many smaller goals, the big one doesn’t look so huge anymore and can eliminate you shaking in your boots.
It allows you to not only gain confidence, but also concentrate on one small goal at a time until it adds to the the big one that you want to accomplish.
And how do you break it down into manageable goals?
Write it down
Getting started on any goal can be the toughest part, because when we’re first starting out it’s just an image in our head. It’s hard to visualize something when we can’t touch or feel it.
The solution is to write it down on a piece of paper. By writing down detailed goals with dates of when you want to accomplish them, it makes your main goal seem that much more real. And it’s been proven that people who write their goals down are much more likely to follow through with them.
Just don’t write them down and put them somewhere only to forget about them. Read them daily for motivation.
Then for the fun part:
Develop a habit
Changing negative habits and developing healthy ones doesn’t start overnight. It’s a gradual process. Get in the habit of working on something that you want to achieve on a daily basis until it becomes second nature to you.
Once you get into the daily habit of working on your goals, it will become easier to stick with it and less risk of you quitting.
Just don’t give up things that don’t work out the way you want quick enough. Nothing worth working towards happens overnight.
But once you put in all the hard work and achieve success, just think of the satisfaction you will feel.
So tell me, what are you waiting for? Are you going to start now or wait until after New Years?