A New Year’s Resolution is a commitment that one makes to him or her self to accomplish a personal goal(s), project(s), reforming a habit, etc….. A New Year’s Resolution sets its self apart from any other resolutions because it’s made at the beginning of a New Year, on new slate or piece of paper.
The start of the New Year is a great time for one to set a resolution; it’s the perfect demarcation!
Many resolutions that are made are for the purpose of lifestyle changes. Such as losing weight, eating a better diet, quite smoking, reduce debt, etc…. The list can goes on and on.
The sad part of the whole thing about setting a New Year’s Resolution is that a very high percentage of the resolutions that are made ……are never completed. In fact, studies have been done that show that 50% of the resolutions are dropped after the first 30 days into the New Year!
It’s very interesting how people set the same resolutions year after year after year …… It’s time to put a written plan in place and set realistic resolutions. Fail to plan, plan to fail!
In order to accomplish anything in life, it really boils down to a four letter word.…. WORK! One must work at their resolutions in order to accomplish them. Resolutions are just not going to happen on their own.
In order to begin to accomplish a resolution, one must write down and create a list of their resolutions. If one doesn’t write their resolutions down……., then their resolutions will only be a dream.
Once a list of resolutions has been created, go through the list and set priorities for each of the resolutions contained in the list. Rewrite the list with the highest priority resolutions at the top of the list.
Now take a clean sheet a paper for each of the resolutions and write down what needs to happen in order to accomplish the resolution and when. Put a schedule together and define it. If you set a resolution that you want to accomplish within the next 12-months, then be very descriptive of what has to be done on a month-to-month, week-to-week and day-to-day basis.
The more descriptive one is on why the resolution is important, what needs to be done in order to accomplished the resolution and when the resolution will be accomplish, the odds of obtaining the desired outcome will increase exponentially.
Create a burning desire to accomplish the resolution within the written description. Create waypoints / milestones along the way to success so the progress of obtaining the desired resolution can be measured. Reward yourself when a waypoint or milestone is met. This will keep one motivated! Accomplishing a resolution is like sailing a boat across a large body of water. In order to reach one’s destination, one will have to adjust the sails and measure the results in order to make sure one is on course.
Receiving feedback, measuring one’s progress and making adjustments are very important. It will take some work. Depending upon the resolution, one may have to review their progress on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.
One needs to evaluate the feedback their receiving, seeing, and making the necessary adjustments in order to stay on a correct course to success. Success breeds success!
Don’t forget to add the key ingredient to making and keeping a New Year’s Resolution….. Make it fun! Whatever one’s New Year’s Resolutions are. Don’t make them a chore! Have fun in accomplishing your resolutions and feel free to share your results with other.
Take action today and just do it before you sacrifice any more! 2013 is your year! If you have any questions or need any help in accomplishing your resolutions, please feel free to contact me. I wish you success and a Happy New Year!