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    How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality

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    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 …read more

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    Another Year – Another Resolution: 5 Steps to a Better 2014

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    New Years’ resolutions have a nasty habit of remaining unfulfilled. Sure, we eventually mean to get around to accomplishing the goals we’ve set for ourselves, but we never actually nut up and do it. Instead, we procrastinate. We make excuses, we distract ourselves, and we ultimately fall into a routine of stubbornly failing to accomplish anything.  It’s something of a New Years’ tradition.

    Have you ever thought that the problem might not be with us, but with the goals we’re setting for ourselves?

    Think of a resolution as an obstacle which you’re tasked with overcoming using whatever self-improvement tools in your arsenal. Keep in mind that those tools can only do so much – and can only go so far – before they reach the limits of their usefulness. What I’m basically trying to say here is that unless you set reasonable, realistic goals for yourself, you may as well be trying to use a hammer to demolish a skyscraper.

    To that end, I’ve put together a few basic guidelines to keep in mind when putting together your resolution, to help you ensure that you’ll actually be able to achieve it.


    Choose One Thing to Improve Upon

    The first, most important piece of advice I can give is to keep things simple. It’s better to successfully and significantly improve one element of your life than it is to try haphazardly taking on ten different goals (and failing to achieve any of them).  This year, think of one trait, flaw, or routine you want to be rid of or improve upon above all others, and focus exclusively on that.

    Draw Up A Plan

    Once you’ve figured out what you want to work on, it’s time to put together a game plan. A New years’ Resolution isn’t something you can simply blunder towards, after all: it’s an ongoing process, consisting of multiple steps, goals, and pitfalls.  If you’ve got at least a basic plan for each step of that process, you’ll maximize your chances of actually succeeding. Basically, you’re going to need to do a bit of homework.

    Let’s say, for example, that you want to lose weight.  You …read more