What a year it has been. Seen the highest highs and lowest lows, but that is life and makes us who we are. With another new year on the way it’s that time when people start to think about their resolutions. What many don’t realize is that their setting themselves up for failure. Every single year you see all of these New Year’s resolutions from people who end up having to admit to failure.
Let’s take a closer look at how you can become one of the few successful ones. Keep in mind that this isn’t sugar-coated, so if you want soft you’ll have to look elsewhere.
Knowing what you want is just too easy.
Everyone knows what they want, but they usually don’t take into account what it takes to get there. For example, an average person would say “I want to lose 25 pounds.” A person who is determined to achieve it would say “By exercising regularly and eating a healthier diet, I’ll lose weight.” See the difference?
When you want to do something, you need to map out the steps. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll call it developing a plan of action. If you follow this, you’re sure to achieve your goal(s).
Remember, success happens after long nights.
Well maybe not. A lot of successful people achieve their goals after long days. Either way, success isn’t going to come easy for you. If it did everyone would be doing it.
You have to dedicate yourself to achieving your goals. If you’re not dedicated, you won’t see the results that you want to see. All successful people end up dedicating themselves to their purpose in life. Anyone who says they don’t are lying, and that’s the bottom line.
Don’t sell yourself short, do the impossible.
One of the biggest setbacks that people face with their New Year’s resolutions is that they commit to doing the minimum. This isn’t good, but neither is overwhelming yourself. In order to actually feel accomplished after reaching your goal(s), challenge yourself to take it to the next level.
This means to not stop when you have accomplished what you wanted. Take it up a notch and do even better to get more results than you set out for. You just might surprise yourself!
Last but not least, surround yourself with positivity.
We are products of our environments. Only allow positive people to have a part in your life. Network with people known to get results. By doing this you’ll have support along your journey, and it could lead to even bigger and better opportunities.
There you have it, everything you need to know in order to avoid New Year’s resolution failure. May you experience much success along this trying journey.
What are your resolutions for the coming year?
My top 5 resolutions….
1) Become a better person 2) Become a better husband 3) Become a better father 4) Read at least 1 book a month 5) Do something extraordinary