Why not give yourself a chance with your New Year’s Resolution this year?
Select a simple, easily achievable goal. Choose something that you have to do, but you’ve been putting off.
Once you’ve accomplished it, select another one.
Build some momentum… get on a roll… see where it takes you.
The novelty of the New Year has past…
Many resolutions have fallen by the wayside. Few people will have noticed and fewer people care. Some have simply been forgotten. Some lost in the drudgery of the January routine.
For the changes that really matter, now is the time to double-down, to re-commit to the goals you have set yourself, to focus not on the “what” but on the “why”, the destination rather than the journey.
You have come far enough for the “tasks” to start to become “habits” on the way to them becoming “just the way we do things”, the new normal. Now is the time to show your resolve.
1. A firm decision to do or not to do something
2. The quality of being determined or resolute
New Year Resolutions come with an in-built “get out” clause. The clue is in the name. The New Year is a fleeting event, quickly forgotten as January unfolds.
Why not ignore the New Year? Commit to change for a reason. Look beyond the resolution. Focus on the reason… the “Why?”
Define your goal and commit to it. In doing so, the resolution will shrink, becoming one means of achieving your goal (probably only one of many) rather than the goal in it’s own right.
You will be able to build momentum through small victories rather than feeling guilt of failure at the first sign of difficulty or weakness.
Ultimately, success will require resolution, but if you look beyond the resolution you have time on your side.