A recent Forbes magazine study shows that only 8 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually achieve their goals. One key to meeting 2014 head on is to focus on achievable, long term goals.
The New Year is a great time to reassess, reset and come at life with renewed energy, purpose and fresh motivation. After the holiday season many struggle with focus and getting back to work, life and normality. Often resolutions become blurred and intentions to do well can become lost in the shuffle. Getting on the right path and staying consistent after the ball drops is the key to continual success.
1) Motivate yourself- Evaluate what is most important on your list of resolutions and consistently work to achieve the goal until it is met. Remind yourself often of your resolutions by looking over them and reward yourself when you complete them.
2) Prepare-Failure to plan means preparing to fail, so remember that the resolutions you want to accomplish in the next 12 months, require formulating a plan. Sit down and figure out how to make it a reality. Break things down into small, easily-achievable tasks and include completion dates if this helps.
Selecting the right goals along with the right approach are just a few of the keys to New Year’s resolution success. The most exciting thing about the New Year is that it brings new opportunity for growth, achievement and happiness.