Resolutification!

Yes, that is not a “real” word but it is my word for resolving to
make resolutions that really stick!

As this comic amplifies, most of the time New Year’s resolutions turn out
to be a to-do list.
How can we stop this from happening?  I am certainly not a resolutions
expert, whatever that means, but here are some tips that I find
effective and may work for you as well.

Distinguish between your long-term and short-term goals.  You should
have both, but it is important to not overwhelm yourself into thinking that your
long term ones need to be completed in a short amount of time.  That
is where burnout comes in and fizzles us out.
Make separate lists of those in your head or on paper.

Make a daily check-list.  Whether it be on the refrigerator, the
bathroom mirror, or an application on your cell phone or computer,
lists will help you stay focused and tangibly see completed
accomplishments.

Don’t let missed days stop you forever!  When you miss a day or two,
pick yourself up and get right back to it the next day.  Once you do
something for at least 3 weeks consistently it becomes a habit.  We
all know habits are hard to break, which can be a very awesome thing,
if they are good habits.

I hope this helps as you seek to improve and clean up your new year!
Best of wishes to you as you attempt to be a better you!

“There is no achievement without goals.”
Robert J. McKaine

“This one step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything.”
Scott Reed

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.”
Earl Nightingale

“You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.”
Charles C. Noble

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
Zig Ziglar

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About catlas

Just a girl who loves technology and her Apple products and who uses those cute little “i” pad, pod, books to read, search, socialize, game, and type out her random thoughts.

Posted on January 2, 2012, in Blogroll and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. loved the toon and the message you write
    bows (~_~) humble

  2. I HAVE MY RESOLUTIONS READY—–!!!!!! SO HERE I GO—-!!!!!!! MY RESOLUTIONS—( IN CASE YOU MEANT TO ASK–HA!!)
    IS TO INCREASE MY WALKING—-ON THE TREADMILL EACH DAY—
    WONDER WHAT RESOLUTIONS OTHERS ARE MAKING—?

    • Mine is to focus more on my guitar skills, read the Bible through in a year, continue posting my blogs, and be more faithful and consistence with my exercises.

  3. catlas, loved the Ziglar and Noble quotes. I will have them hovering over me all during 2012, thanks to you, dear girl! However, the cartoon is just priceless. You can guess why I plug so easily into anything spoken by “critters”!

  4. Beautiful Post ——– Best and Brightest wishes to You Cat xoxoxo
    Cat xx!!!!!!!

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