What is my New Year’s Resolution? It is the same resolution I wake up with every day – get better (at everything). It sounds so cliché, no? I don’t mind. I am of the opinion that creating a resolution each year – because it is a new beginning – is an excuse to put your dreams and goals on pause. You want something new? You, yourself, can create a new experience with each and every day.
But no one wants a lecture on that. It is Jan. 1st 2015. You’ve got that resolution and now it is time to take a baby-step toward achieving it. Your resolution won’t be achieved over night or with some quick work, rather this is a marathon and every step of the way is crucial to achieving your new year’s resolution.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. – Walt Disney
What is important now, is following through, and to do that you first of all need the right mind-frame. You need to control your thoughts and your attitude – and that starts now. Only with the right attitude. Change charges a change in more than just the plan. It requires change in your mindset – that’s how you’ll move mountains.
Motivation is at its highest today (unless you’ve got a hangover), so today is day one. Motivation comes and goes, so today you are going to use your “motivational high” to take the first baby-steps.
Plan & Do
There is a reason you have not achieved this resolution yet – either you don’t plan well or you don’t do. You know what you want, now chart it out. It does not matter what the resolution is, you need to create a foundation for your success, and a flexible and reasonable plan is just that.
Now you’ve got a plan, but that is not enough. To start off, do something once/twice a week that has a direct correlation with what you want to achieve, and after you’ve built a comfort zone for your new lifestyle then turn up the heat on it. The reasoning for this: so you don’t stop. Making a change overnight can be great, but it can also lead to burning-out, and not wanting to continue. Anything that has great value takes time to achieve.
Use January to get used to the changes by starting slowly, however map-out February at this time as well. At all times have a plan for the next two months, so once January is over, go over your February plan, make sure it is doable, and then map-out March. Following up is a great way to find new ways to move forward and learn from the process.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. – Arthur Ashe
What happens if you fall out of that habit 3 months from now? Choosing to wait another year is cowardly. You can get up and start again. Look into what were your flaws, and make a new map that can deal with what led you to quit the first time – maybe create a mini weekly schedule so it is always on your mind.
A New day is just like a new year. We’re all continuing to build on what was this past year, no matter if it was success or failure – it is now part of us. You can either push it away or use it as your key motivator. So today, tomorrow, a week from now, and months from now realize that you are the master of success. In what direction will you point yourself in 2015, and beyond?
214 was _____. 2015 Will be amazing Because _______.
Tips to stay motivated and focused
*Try using/creating a Facebook group
*Find a resolution partner (even if their resolution is different)
*Create a computer background for daily reminder
*Set up you home/work environment to assist you on the way
*Blog your resolution