Determination and motivation for attaining your new year’s resolutions
Anyone can set a New Year’s Resolution but only a small percentage of people actually achieve them. This can boil down to your determination and your motivation to achieve your resolutions. Before setting any type of New Year’s resolution this year, you should sit down and really determine what you want to achieve. Look forward to the end of the year and think where you want to be.
You may decide that by the end of the year you have completed a specific training course to further your career. You may make a commitment to that special person or you may want to kick a certain habit. Then start plotting a course backwards from your end goal. What do you need to do to achieve this? Write down all the steps, big or small, that you need to take to achieve your goal.
If you want to do a training course your steps could include things like saving the money for the course, applying for it and figuring out how to make the time to take the course. As you plot each step you will easily discover if there are any gaps or things missing in your plan. If so, instead of using these things as an excuse to not go move forwards, you can look for ways to work around them.
By planning ahead you can really define your New Year’s resolutions more easily. Once you see the steps planned out you can determine if you truly want to put in the effort to attain them. When you commit to this new plan you will already be more determined and motivated.
When approaching your resolutions in this manner you may find that what you thought you wanted is not your actual goal after all. As you go through the planning steps a clearer goal may emerge. This can be quite an eye opener and allow you to get on the right path immediately.
Write out all of your resolutions and then prioritize your list so that your main goal is at the top of the list.
Your New Year’s resolutions may be to lose weight and exercise more. Instead of defining these things as two separate items combine them into one. As you increase your exercise you are going to be losing weight.
Always remember that you are bettering your life in some way and these things are not always done overnight. While life may get in the way always keep your resolution in mind and get back on track as soon as possible.
Sheréa VéJauan is the author of the 2017 Goals Journal, as well as several other titles, including, My Goals Journal, Realistically Speaking: Speaking What’s Real, Keeping What’s Holy, 7 Simple Steps to Achieving Your Business Goals, 3 Simple Steps to Creating a Powerful Vision Board, 52 Mondays Companion Journal, and many others.
Sheréa resides in Southern California, devoted wife of twenty-five years to her husband Brian, and mother to their three children, Reginald, Jasmyn and Kennedy.