My Top Tip To Make You Stick!
A New Year beautifully symbolizes a new chapter opening in the book that is your life. But while so many people like you aspire to achieve ambitious goals, only 12% of you will ever experience the taste of victory.
Research shows that today, 19th January, is the day that most people are likely to give up on their New Year’s Resolutions!
Where do you stand with this? If you’re still going strong - congratulations, if you’ve given up or struggling to get your motivation back, fear not we’ve some great pointers for you to get yourself back on track! :)
But first... let’s see what are the top 10 most popular New Year’s Resolutions.
Learn a new skill or hobby
Live life to the fullest
Spend more time with family and friends
So, overall people are wanting a more active approach to health and fitness, improved finances, and learning new things for personal and professional development.
Are any of these sounding familiar to you?
Most people fail because;
You're treating a marathon like a sprint. ...
You put the cart before the horse. ...
You don't believe in yourself. ...
Too much thinking, not enough doing. ...
You're in too much of a hurry. ...
You don't enjoy the process. ...
You're trying too hard. ...
You don't track your progress.
This being said you need to make sure the goal you set is important to YOU and only you and that there is value or benefit for you in achieving the goal - this is how you will stay motivated.
My personal top tip you can implement to try help you to stick with your resolutions this year and more importantly achieve any of your goals in the future is to...
"BE MORE SPECIFIC"
Set a goal so specific that it's easy to work backwards to create a process you can use to achieve it.
For example; instead of saying “I want to get into shape” a better more measurable goal would be “I want to lose 10lbs in 30 days”.
This way you are able to plan in advance what you are going to do.
Set out your workout plan, prepare a meal plan for the month and find simple ways to measure your goal so that you can keep on track and see your results; e.g a daily food diary.
Perfection is impossible.
Sometimes you'll slip. Sometimes you won't do what you planned to do.
That's okay, accept it, own it, and then get back on it.
Imagine how amazing you will feel when you accomplish your goal!
The more specific you can make your goal. The more vivid it will be in your imagination. The more encouraged you’ll be. The more likely it is you will succeed,
(because yes, you CAN do this!).