Now is the time when people are making lists of what they want to change for the New Year.
Everyone has grand plans, ideas and dreams for what will unfold for themselves and their family in 2022.
An ancient proverb states, “You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind”.
Does that sound like you?
Filled with determination every December, and feeling like a failure come March?
If so, you’re in the majority. However, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore.
Whether you want to improve your health, start a new venture, or to learn something new; you keep waiting for that perfect time to start.
With the New Year approaching; here are 3 ways to improve your odds of sticking to your resolutions in 2022 and beyond.
- Take Action-
Just start. Seriously. Stop lying to yourself about needing the perfect time. Starting is the hardest part. We often talk ourselves out of something, making excuses for why we cannot do it….most times, it’s bullshit. We’re just making up stories because we’re afraid of how we’ll feel if we fail. So, instead, we just never get started.
- Find an accountability buddy-
Something special happens when you put your plans out there. Write it down. Tell someone. Ask them to hold you accountable for when you want to give up, or slack on what you’re working on.
This person needs to be tough and willing to stand up to you. You do not need to be coddled anymore.
One of the biggest reasons people fail at their health and fitness goals is because there is no one to hold them accountable.
- Make It Bigger Than You-
Whatever your resolutions are (lose weight, get healthy, reduce debt, find a new job, start a business, etc); try to find people that’ll benefit besides yourself. You’re less likely to give up, if you know that doing so, will also let down others. People are counting on you to make an impact.How will you losing weight/getting healthier impact your spouse or children?
How will finding a new job that makes you happy, impact your family?
How will getting out of debt impact your family for generations?