By the time you’re reading this, you may have already given up on your New Year’s resolutions. Maybe, you’re still powering through! Either way, the reality is that most people put in great effort for about a week on average, two tops. Then, we return to old habits and wait until next year to try again. You don’t need to wait for January 1st to set goals – what you need is a plan to keep you going beyond the first few weeks of each year.
What’s the Problem?
Most of us view the new year as a fresh start. We have big visions of becoming a new person, which include prioritizing health, happiness, and prosperity. So we make a long list of changes to conquer and we wait until January 1st to start. Once January 1st comes around, however, we’re lost. The problem is that we fail to make a plan to accomplish the items on our list. We simply state that we want to “lose weight” or “save more money” or “be healthier”. What we fail to do is set specific goals and plan out reasonable steps to reach them. Major changes don’t happen overnight. We need to outline and make small changes to achieve larger ambitions.
What’s the Solution?
What are your New Year’s resolutions? Whatever they may be, have a happy and healthy New Year!