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