Since there is just two weeks until New Year’s Eve, it is appropriate to start thinking about that once a year declaration! What is a resolution? It is a resolve or determination to make a firm resolution to do something. Every year I hear people say that they will do something different, but the outcome is generally the same. Nothing! I am not trying to be negative, but statistically nearly 80% fail!
The most common New Year’s resolutions are to become physically fit, lose weight, stop smoking, quit drinking, get out of debt or get organized. Why don’t they work? We make these resolutions at the beginning of the year using the group psychology or seeking the strength of the group. Where is that group when you need it? You may make your resolution as a group, but there is no group support! If you and your friends wanted to lose weight and were willing to support each other, it may help you be more successful. Most of the resolutions fail because a goal without a plan is a wish! A wish is I want to be rich and successful! The plan is how you will become rich and successful. Any goal that is worthwhile needs a plan to make it happen. It is a road map to the goal. It details the steps necessary to succeed.
Why wait until New Year’s to make a resolution? Why put off achieving goals that are important to you? If it is important to you, then plan the steps necessary to accomplish them. For example, if you want to lose weight, why wait? Weight loss, like many goals require an effort over time! You didn’t gain the weight in one day, so it will take more than one day to lose it. The rule of thumb is it takes 22 days to develop or change a habit. What are you going to do? Better yet, why wait until a particular date? Start now, create your plan and hold yourself accountable! Change your habits now to achieve your goals. Good luck. If you like this article, please subscribe.
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