It’s a tradition of starting a new year, one in which nearly everyone participates. The start of a new year is a great time to examine the year that’s just past, weighing all the pros and cons, and then make resolutions of which things could be improved. Unfortunately, more often than not, most people’s resolutions for the new year fall flat shortly after the year starts. So this year, try something different that helps ensure you meet your goals for the year. Here are three great tips for helping you stay on track this year, meet your goals and end the year happier, healthier, and with more confidence.
Make Realistic Goals
One problem with goals some people set is that they are so far out of reach that only super powers or a a miracle could enable it to happen. If your goal is to climb one of the tallest mountains in the world, and you’ve never climbed anywhere more exciting than out of bed, then you may want to focus on building muscle, tone and training on some smaller climbs before going straight to expert level. Likewise, if you want to make a million dollars without any kind of plan, skill or plan in mind, then your goal may just be out of reach. Setting your goals so far out of reach as to ensure you’ll almost never meet them can discourage you quickly from fighting for your goal all year long. If you’re going to set a large goal, then at the same time set up several smaller goals to help you get there. For example, if your goal is to lose 60 pounds, keep in mind that outside of drastic surgery, it’s not going to happen in couple of months. But if along with your goal of losing 60 pounds, you also set yourself the goal of losing 5 pounds a month for a whole year, then by next year you’ll be there.
Take it One Day at a Time
Another great way to keep your goals is to take things one day at a time. Don’t get discouraged when things don’t go your way for a day or two, or even a week or two. Get yourself back on track and start over again. When you start over again to meet your goals, it’s much better than getting discouraged and quitting all together. If your goal is to get your house more organized, and you do great for a couple of weeks, but then a rough week comes up and you’re back to where you used to be, don’t get discouraged and give up. Buck up and get yourself back on track, and realize falling down and pulling yourself back up is part of what it takes to make lasting changes.
Get a New Mindset
What new resolutions for a new year really comes down to is making a change. It should then stand to reason that if you want things to change, you have to make changes to make it happen. Just as eating and staying sedentary won’t help you lose 60 pounds this year, not motivating yourself to make changes to your overall actions and outlook won’t help you reach your goals. Be willing to try something different, or do things a different way to get a different result.
It takes work to change yourself, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get there overnight, or fall down in the process. It just gives you another chance to pick yourself up and learn from your mistakes.
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