Full Swing Right into 2015
Posted on January 16 2015
A new year bring a New Year’s Resolution. Firstly, for those who know me, I don’t believe in New Year’s resolution. You don’t need the start of a new year to better yourself…You can do the same in July! So I believe in All Year Resolutions…Not New Year’s Resolutions. I say that because once you achieve it, do you stop? NO!!! You keep working hard to keep it.
So what is your “New Year’s Resolution” or better yet, what is your goal? Your goals can be anything you want them to be. I hear all the time “I want to get into shape” or “I want to lose 20 pounds” or “I want to make more money”. Do these sound familiar? These are good goals but when do you plan on achieving them? If you don’t give yourself a deadline you will never achieve them. Imagine giving a task to a child with telling that they can get it done whenever they feel like it? Do you think it will be finished? Rather than saying “I want to lose 20 lbs” say to yourself “I want to lose 20 pounds in 4 months” that way YOU (No one else) are accountable for it. Also, a reward will definitely force you to work harder to hitting the goal by your deadline…dangle the carrot!! Take a vacation, go shopping, etc. You deserve it!
Your goals are something you want to achieve right? But more often than not, I see lots of people falling off the wagon (Look at the gym now and then look at the gym in April…perfect example) for different reasons. The Biggest reason I see with people not sticking their goals is that they lose sight of it. Losing sight of your goals is easy to do and there are external variables that cause you to lose focus. “I’m too busy at work” or ”I’m exhausted by the time I get home” or the most popular one “Grrr…I can’t do this”. More often than not, people do not stick to their goals because they did not achieve them. Lack or dedication or Impatience is the root of this. Ask yourself how bad you want to achieve this goal. If you don’t want it that bad, then it isn’t that important to you in the first place. Visualize what life would be like once you’ve achieved it. I bet life looks damn good right? Also, rather than try to achieve it at record speed, why not set micro goals for yourself while on the path of achieving your big goal. For instance if you want to lose 20 pounds in 4 months, say that YOU WILL lose 5 pounds a month and after each month, a treat myself. If you want to make more money, then break it down into smaller goals like earning 10% more each month. This will make your more realistic and much more fun to obtain.
Remember reaching your goal is a journey. Take your time and enjoy it! Stick with it and ask yourself why you made this goal in the first place. I can bet you that your goal will make you a better person physically, mentally, and emotionally. Who wouldn’t want that? So keep working hard at it and more importantly, have fun doing it!
Good luck fans!