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Keeping To Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions can be broken down into 3 main types…

Firstly, there are at the last minute resolutions that are typically made whilst slightly drunk on December 31st. These are, inevitably, the ones that are broken a day or two into January, as they were not really meant in the first place.

The second type of resolutions are those which are made in good faith, with a clear mind, and which are thoroughly meant, but which are not appropriately planned for. These types of resolutions tend to last a few weeks, maybe even a few months, but that lack of preparation and planning soon catches up with you.

The only resolutions that have the potential to last a lifetime are those which we take the time to prepare and plan for. That preparation and planning, along with a real, significant benefit to be gained, are absolutely essential.

So, what about the resolutions that your resolutions made last December? Which category do they fall within? Have you managed to stick with them so far?

Regardless of whether you have already broken yours, or if you are still going strong with them, the following applies to you…

To succeed in achieving your goals, which is what, essentially, a New Year’s resolution is, you need to have a system in place. Not just any system will suffice though, that system needs to be both positive and smart, such as the one below…

1: Establish what exactly it is that you want to achieve. You should focus one just one or two things, and then set new goals only when you achieved them, or nearly achieved them.

2: Put a timescale on it. To measure your progress, and to ensure that you are moving in the right direction, a realistic timescale, and accompanying milestones need to be in place.

3: List the pay value. If you are going to put in the sweat equity, the reward must equal the effort.

4: Consider what you will lose. Anything worth achieving will almost always also take something from your life too, such as time, money or people.

5: Determine the obstacles in your way. Any worthwhile goal will require you to overcome obstacles, so you need to know both what they are and how you will overcome them.

6: Create a plan of action. Without a plan you will soon find yourself deviating from your original intentions.

7: Create a daily routine. Your overall plan should be broken down into daily expectations, which you can review at the start of each day..

8: Do not give up. Achieving is not easy, and there will be times when you want to give up, but you will never be successful if you do so.

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