How To Conquer Your New Year Resolutions
Just 8% of people achieve their New Years Resolutions by the end of the year.
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Here are five things that will help you approach New Year Resolutions from a different angle:
#1 A Year In Review
To make sure you have the right priorities for the year ahead, first, you should see how did the previous year go, and reflect back on everything you have experienced, achieved, and discovered so that you can create a perfect closure.
Here are the several points you should reflect upon:
General reflection about the year
Challenges you encountered
Most common mental state this year
You on the 1st of January 2018 vs. me right now
#2 Mindset Shift: Who Do You Want To Be in a Year?
The first step is to gain clarity on who you want to be. This way every action you take, will not be something you do, but something you are.
Finish this sentence: "By the end of this year, I am…."
Now, let’s take care of how will you become that person.
#3 A Theme For The Year
Once you have an idea of who you want to be in a year, you should define a theme for the year. This will serve you as a guiding star.
Once you move on to the next year (theme), the habits you have established in the previous year will become part of who you are, and your task is just to be consistent with them, and add the new theme.
To define your theme, ask yourself the following: "What should be the theme of this year that will bring me closer to the person I want to become?"
Give yourself a couple of minutes to reflect, and then write it down. The next step is to specify this further, so have a clear path ahead of you.
#4 Keystone Goal
The next step is to develop a strategy that will help you achieve results.
You should start off by setting your keystone goal for the year that represents the core of your theme.
Then, define two-three projects you need to focus on to accomplish this goal.
Goal: I lost 10 lbs (5kg) by the 5th of May.
Test a couple of diets until you find the perfect diet for yourself
Find a physical activity that suits you (gym, yoga, jogging, and so forth.)
Because not all activities bring you the biggest return on the investment, identify what high-leverage activities you need to focus on that will give you desired results.
To make this easier, I suggest you ask yourself:
"Which activity in each project would get me closer to my goal?"
Once you define these things, this will become your strategy.
#5 How to Make Sure You Follow Through
Making small continual improvements every day will be compounded over time, and give them desirable results. Focus on improving by just 1%.
Being acknowledged for your goals is crucial to sustaining your habits and gaining motivation.
Once you state your goals and projects publicly to your family and friends, in the moments when you want to quit or postpone something, this will keep you going, because you will not want to go back on your word.
Let people close to you know that you will need their support. It is like having a spotter in a gym: someone who will make sure you are accountable for your goals.
Evaluate and adapt
Stop every once in a while to see if you are on the right track. Ideally, you would want to do this once a week.
Celebrate your successes between milestones. Don’t wait for the goal to be finally completed.
No matter the positive or the negative things you encounter on the way, they will shape you.
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