Simple tips for making your resolutions last:
Start with successes already achieved. List those goals, big or small, you were successful with in 2011. This provides the “winning attitude” that leads to permanent change.
I agree with Stephen Covey when he states, “Begin with the end in mind” when setting goals. Using the law of expectation, visualize or create a successful image of you already succeeding. That is, picture what will it look like? How will it feel when you finally reach your goal?
Implement a daily plan of action that requires setting short-term goals. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Remember 80% of your best results come from 20% of what you do. Use a step by step approach that breaks the challenge into specific, measurable, attainable, and achievable results with a set target date. This will support you staying on track and focused on your goal.
During the next 21 days write down one or two most important actions you know you can accomplish. Then commit to getting them done, and schedule exactly when you will reach your goal. Do not let too much choice lead to inaction.
Being successful depends upon continuing to take small, defined steps that “will be successful” as you move towards bigger goals! This makes it easier to experience both progress and determination as you keep the momentum going towards your future goals. Recognize when fear or comfort is holding you back, and move past it. And finally, be sure to establish a reward system for each goal that is met.
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Happy New Year!