New Year's resolutions Are Really Casual Promises
We’re two weeks into the new year and already some of us have lost sight of our New Year's Resolution.
Why did we stop? Why did we lose sight of our goal? Let me start by saying that you are not alone.
According to Inc. Research conducted by Strava using over 800 million user-logged activities in 2019
predicts the day most people are likely to give up on their New Year's Resolution is January 19. (Strava calls it "Quitter's Day".)
Resolutions fail because they are not the right Resolution for us. How can that be if we are the ones who are making the Resolution?
According to a Time Management firm - FranklinCovey, it comes from one of three reasons.
1) The resolution you set for yourself is based on what others want (society) situations or people are telling you to change.
2) Your resolution is too broad.
3) You haven't put together a solid plan with little achievable goals to help get you there.
Together you and I will work to become the 8% who succeed. Let's start with:
A) setting a concrete goal. I want to lose weight is not enough. Let's get into how much weight and what is the timeline. Now you have a number in mind " I want to lose 30 pounds and your timeline is 6 months. You know that the short goal for each month is losing 5 pounds. This goal is achievable and will lead you to your 30 pound weight loss.
B) Record your success! There are so many journals out there to choose from. It doesn't matter if you're into holding a book and writing with a pen, or like to journal with a journaling app. It's important for you to write about your successes! There will be days that you'll what to say @#$#^% we all have those days. Use that day to go back over the things you have accomplished.
C) Ask yourself if the timeline is realistic. If you have never ran a day in your life and now you want to run a marathon. You're not going to sign up for a run two month out, that's not realistic. If you say I'm going to run a marathon in six months, this is achievable.
Charles Duhigg, author of "The Power of Habit: said. "If you're building a habit, you're planning for the next decade, not the next couple of months."
I can't wait to hear about your small wins that will get you to your ultimate goal!