If you do a Google search for top 10 New Years Resolutions, appropriately enough a top search result is by Time Magazine titled, “Top 10 Commonly Broken New Years Resolutions”, which they have sarcastically sub-titled, “Promises, Promises”. Just for grins, here are…
The Top 10 Commonly Broken New Years Resolutions
- Lose weight and get fit
- Quit smoking
- Learn something new
- Eat healthier and diet
- Get out of debt and save money
- Spend more time with the family
- Travel to places
- Be less stressed
- Drink less
The question is then, why is it that New Years Resolutions are such a farce? In reality it is because they are merely a wish.
So this year, instead of “wishing” for your resolutions to stick, try these 6 sure fire ways of making sure that your Goals last past January:
- Start with your WHY. Why do you want to lose weight/make more money/spend time with your family? Make it clear and become passionate about it!
- Get a clear mental picture, in Technicolor, of your desired outcome. What would it look like? How would it feel? The mind cannot tell the difference between something that is real and something vividly imagined.
- Create a story board. Find pictures that depict your desired outcome. Post them conspicuously and look at them frequently throughout your day.
- Create a reasonable time-frame: Goals without a time frame are still just dreams. Establish 3 month, 12 month, 5 year goals.
- Write your goals down. Write them in the first person and as if you already achieved them. Rather than stating, “I want to stop smoking” or “I am a nonsmoker”, say I like the extra energy and the extra money in my pocket as a result of breathing fresh unpolluted air”. Other examples, “I enjoy the freedom of making a monthly residual income of $25,000.” I weight 190 pounds and I like the way I look in my new clothes.”
- Read your goals at least twice daily; once just before falling asleep and again first thing upon rising. These are times where your subconscious is most open for suggestion.
So what’s the difference between a New Years Resolution and a Goal for the New Year? A goal is something that we actually want to happen, while a resolution,
especially one set for the new year, is just pipe-dreams. Historically, it is
scoffed as something actually meant to be broken. So I encourage you… Do
Not set ANY New Years Resolutions this year- but commit to setting Goals that will last!
You should note that 3 of the top 5 New Year’s resolutions have to do with better health and wellness. If this is a priority for you this year- then join us for our free “Health and Wellness Workshop-Beginning 2013 the Healthy Way”
It will be given in our new office location at 490 Route 304, New City, NY on Wednesday, January 9th, at 6:30 PM. Seating is limited, so call to reserve your spot today at 845-634-8877.