Steps to Achieving your New Year’s Resolutions

Each year as the New Year rolls in, each of us makes some type of resolution to either be a better person, lose weight, exercise more, make more money, etc. The problem with these resolutions is that they usually are forgotten by the end of January or February and we shrug it off, as there is always next year to resolute to do these things again.

The real reason that we don’t achieve these goals is that we don’t have a plan. In order to achieve anything in life worth achieving you need to have a desire to want to reach your goal. Desire is more than just wishing; it is a wanting more than anything else that this goal will be seen through. With desire comes the need to write down a plan on how this is going to be achieved. Starting with the bigger picture, an outline per say, and then taking that outline and breaking it down in to achievable tasks, possibly as minute as a plan for each day.  

The next thing that you need to achieve these goals is faith. Not the religious type of faith, but the faith that you know in the end you will succeed. And if you follow your plan, possibly tweaking as you go – how could you not succeed? You need to believe in yourself and really feel the energy of knowing that it can be done. Make a commitment to yourself to follow your plan each day.

Another way to help you keep your mind in focus of your goal is to write down all that you plan on achieving and what it will help you accomplish (ie- Lose 50 pounds by June 15, buy great looking clothes for my new figure, plan a party or take a vacation to Florida to show off my new me – and for each of these ideas, you will have written a step by step plan – including making arrangements for the things this new goal will do for you) Write each of these steps down on a sheet of paper and laminate it so you can keep it with you at all times. Each day, take it out and look at it. Read it over and visualize how you will look or feel when the goal is accomplished. The power of visualization is incredible and can help you achieve whatever your heart desires.

By having desire, faith, commitment, visualization and most importantly a detailed plan your New Year’s resolution can become reality.