First off, we’re just 2 days from Christmas so Merry Merry to all who celebrate. It truly is the most wonderful time of year.
It’s also a time when many people reflect as the year is winding down and look forward to new beginnings.
We know that most New Year’s resolutions fail within a few weeks so I wanted to share some things that might help you stay the course.
Yes you need to have a goal. The reason is quite simple. If you don’t have a goal, you’ll never know if you’re closer or further from where you want to be.
We should all be asking ourselves questions like this:
What does is mean to be fit and healthy?
What does it mean to be a good spouse?
What does it mean to be a good parent?
What does it mean to be a good friend?
What does it mean to be successful in my career?
If we don’t know the answers to these questions, progress in any area is nearly impossible.
But it’s not just having the goal.
Most people can get excited about a goal but they don’t get too excited about the process.
You mean I have to wake up earlier to exercise and be a little tired?
The magic isn’t in the goal itself. It’s in the process.
Nothing worthwhile is accomplished without a commitment to a process.
The other area that’s often missed is the people that can help us.
There are people who have accomplished what it is we desire.
I can’t think of many better steps than modeling successful behavior.
No matter your situation there is someone who has been where you are and has overcome.
The key is being willing to acknowledge that we need help.
Once you acknowledge that, you’ll be on your way.
Most people model exactly what doesn’t work. They follow their friends and do diet after diet that is destined to fail.