Do you have New Year’s resolutions? Do you want to make your 2022 exponentially better than 2021? Congratulations! Here are some tips for keeping your resolutions, and achieving your goals. For the sake of this post we will frame your New Year’s resolutions as goals. I am also offering the first three respondents who share their resolutions or goals, two free thirty-minute life coaching sessions.
When setting your goals:
- Make them achievable. Also, make sure they stretch you a little bit, and provide a benefit that will help keep you motivated to achieve them.
- Take the time to visualize what your life will look like if you achieve them.
- Find some pictures that represent them, and keep them in the same place. I have my goals in a document with a few pictures pasted at the bottom to represent them.
- Make them specific, and make sure they have an achievement date..
- Consider framing your goals in terms of the benefit they will provide others as well as yourself. If your goals add value to others and that is important to you, it will make them much more motivating.
Set aside five minutes or so every day to look at your goals, and make note of any achievements or changes. Look at the dates and the pictures. List any thing that you will do today towards their progress. Check off any tasks you completed yesterday towards your goals.
Enjoy The Journey
Make a decision that throughout your day you will look at each task with curiosity, and enjoy the process. Approach each task, as if it has something to tell you. It does have something to tell you. Every action has feedback. The reality is that life is tough, and sticking to and accomplishing your goals is even tougher. Once a day you will paint the picture of the goal in your mind, and the rest of the day focus on the process. Obsess over what your activities can teach you. It will feel awesome when you achieve a big goal, but that feeling doesn’t last long so it is important that we enjoy the journey.
The number 1 cause of unachieved goals is that we let those unconscious thoughts tell us they are not worth the pain of pursuing, or that we can’t achieve them. Take time every day to just pay attention to the thoughts that are coming up in your mind. Don’t react to them, but just get curious as to why they are coming up. Understand that those thoughts arise as a result of past experiences. You are not your past, and are capable of much more than you believe.
If you have someone to share your goals with that will support, encourage, and hold you accountable, you increase your chances of achieving them exponentially. Make sure this is someone who won’t judge you, and add more weight to achievement.
Share your New Year’s resolutions / Goals and get two free thirty minute life coaching sessions.