New Year Resolution is a promise in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplished a personal, career goal, or otherwise improve their life at the start of a new year. Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change. However, despite the best intentions, once the glow of a fresh new year wears off, many people struggle to make good on their plans. Research has shown that only 46% of people who made New Year’s resolutions were successful.
Naturally, no one wants to be in the camp of folks that fail to achieve their aspirations and dreams, here are some exhaustive plans to help achieve your New Year’s resolution
1. Mentally Prepare for Change
Changing in-built habits is no easy task, before diving first into our New Year goals, it is crucial to take a step back and get ready for the impending change. The first breakthrough in change is taking a personal inventory and prepare your mind for the change ahead.
2. Set a Goal that Motivates You
It is surprising how often people set goals that are not for themselves. These goals could be dictated or coerced by a manager, spouse, or parental/peer pressure.
While it’s important to have some external support, if you don’t share the same passion with them, the resolution has a small chance of succeeding or could even be dead on arrival.
3. Write Down Your Goals
While it’s great to have goals, it is also critical to document them in some way. Here are reasons to write down your goals:
They are easy to forget. We are human, and it is human to be easily distracted and forgetful.
It helps you clarify what you want to achieve. It forces you to make decisions and be precise with your words.
It establishes intention, but action needs to be taken. Having a written goals is a constant reminder to take action.
It helps to overcome resistance to progress. We set goals to move forward, but there is a natural resistance to change. Your written goals spur you forward when you hit an obstacle.
Finally, written goals are a reminder of how far you have come and what you have achieved. It feels nice to look back at the end f the year, and know your resolution has come to fruition. It’s a reason to crack open that bottle of champagne and celebrate.
4. Be SMART
When it comes to setting resolutions, it’s easy to set unrealistic goals. Fortunately, SMART goal stein framework can help you craft better goals.
SMART goals are:
Specific: Articulate the resolution as clearly as possible.
Measurable: Quantify your resolution if possible.
Attainable: Choose a goal within the realm of possibility, but yet challenging.
Relevant: Keep it relevant to your priorities and goals.
Time-sensitive: Give yourself a time-frame in which to achieve a goal.
5. Share Your Resolutions with Others
It’s great to make a resolution for yourself and maybe even write down, but if no else knows about it, it’s easy to forget or even ignore. And when you don’t achieve it, no one will notice or care. When you tell others (mentor) your resolution, they feel a sense of obligation and accountability to encourage you.
You are most important to us and therefore we will always want the best for you. This is wishing you a New Year celebration filled with happiness and joyful moments.
Happy New Year from all of us at Terraskills
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