92% of the people who make New Year’s resolutions never succeed with them. They either overwhelm themselves with too many goals, try to accomplish too much too fast, aren’t committed enough to the change, don’t realize what a commitment it is, or life gets them off track.
Whatever the reason, New Year’s resolutions have gotten a reputation for failure. One of the main reasons is that people try to change everything at one time. So, instead of setting resolutions, plural, set resolution, singular. This one step will significantly increase your chances of accomplishing it.
Here are some other suggestions to help you succeed:
- Choose one area to focus on.
- Write down all the steps necessary to achieve it.
- Prioritize those steps, with reasonable deadlines.
- Choose one step and work on it a few minutes each day.
- If you skip a day, or get off track, don’t let it discourage you. Recommit yourself to your goal, and start again.
- Visualize yourself accomplishing your goal a couple of minutes a day.
- Write a vision statement, in the positive, about your goal. Read it in the morning and the evening.
It may take you several weeks before you see improvement. But you’ll be that much closer to accomplishing it. And by taking action every day, you’re creating a habit to support yourself and what you want. The side effect will be an increased self-respect and self-worth.
If you’d want some help to focus, prioritize and break through your barriers, contact me for a complimentary coaching consultation at (928) 600-0452 or LAS@Linda-AnnStewart.com.