How do you set yourself up to succeed when it comes to goals and resolutions? We all know it's easy to set yourself up for failure, throw in the towel and say another time. Together, let's look at how to create success with the goals we declare for 2018.
Here's a common New Year goal: How many of us vow to eat healthier and exercise more after the first of the year? Probably most of us.
Do you have a plan? Good intentions are great, but without an actionable plan, they can fall by the wayside.
4 ways we can make our goals a reality--
1. What's our motivation?
Decide what our motivation is --If our goal is weight loss, do we just want to feel better in our clothes? Perhaps we have a health challenge that's getting worse with the extra weight we're carrying. Determining our motivation and remembering it when we feel like caving, can keep us aiming for our goal.
2. What's the plan?
It's not enough to say, I'm going to eat healthier and exercise more. Writing our plan down and how we'll go about it can give us direction. I like to share my plan with someone else. It keeps me accountable.
3. What do we need to change or get rid of that keeps us from achieving our goal?
If for example, your goal is to exercise more, things like time on devices can keep us from getting outside and walking or going to a class at the gym? Distraction is a goal crusher.
4. Enlist Help!
Enlisting the help of others is a great way to help us achieve our goals. Joining a group of like-minded people can be inspiring and encouraging.
There are two types of time: Dead time — where we are just waiting, waiting for another time to create the change we say we desire-- and Alive time --where we are learning and active and doing whatever it takes to reach our declared goals.
Which do you choose?
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