It's New Year's Eve, so we are suppose to make resolutions right? So what's it going to be this year? Lose weight? Quit smoking? Start exercising? Have you made this resolution before? If you are making it again I assume that is because it didn't keep. According to Forbes.com only 8% of people achieve their New Years resolutions. Why is that?
1) You have to first ask yourself is this something I want and I am going to take serious. I think a large number of people say a resolution but know before they make it that they aren't going to keep it.
2) Am I creating a support system or some kind of avenue to help achieve my goal. Ie if your goal is to lose weight, are you hiring a personal trainer or nutrition coach?
3) Is this something that is worth it? Is this better for my health, they people around me. There has to be a big reason why you are wanting to do this. Typically that reason has to be bigger than ourselves. That's what truly motivates people. Getting healthy impacts others. Your family would like to keep you around as long as they can.
4) Am I willing to accept failure? You will fail at your resolution at some point, I guarantee it. The question is how are you going to respond. Are you going to get back on track and fight for it, or will it be another failed resolution?
Think hard about your resolution, 2014 is a chance to make yourself better.
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