It’s that time of year, folks. New year, new me. With the beginning of the new year comes the goal of self-improvement. This can be a very promising idea as we’d all love to improve upon the things we did well last year as well as correct mistakes we’ve made. I don’t hate new year’s resolutions, I simply don’t like fool-hardy attempts at reaching those goals.
One of the best aspects of a new year resolution is that it gives you a deadline. The key is to stick to this deadline by holding yourself accountable. I’ve written many goals down, but have failed many of them. Written words mean nothing unless you do the following:
Make a plan. Simply saying “I’m going to quit smoking in 2018” or “I’m going to lose 30-pounds” is a great start but not enough of a commitment. Sitting down and planning out your strategy of attack will help you solidify the daily tasks it will take to get you there. It is absolutely paramount that you have a plan or nothing will ever change.
Take ACTION. This is where the rubber meets the road. You can plan and organize until the end of time, but until you take that first step the journey is still in its infancy. Stop waiting for it to be perfect, this doesn’t exist. You won’t get it right the first time, that’s okay. However, if you stick it out and COMMIT you will improve and move closer to your goal. Failure doesn’t occur unless you quit, remember that!
To your lifelong health and success,