With the New Year quickly approaching, everyone is considering new goals that they wish begin on January 1, 2014 and have accomplished by 2015. Although is it not the same goals every year? The same goals that quickly get put on the side burner a month into the New Year? Why is it that we fail to complete these highly motivated goals that we set for ourselves? Could it be laziness? Sure, but there are plenty of other factors that go along with why these life changing “resolutions” quickly become just temporary changes.
New Year’s resolutions are goals that people make and wish to accomplish over the next 365 days. Among some of those goals, the top ones include things such as, lose weight, spend less save more, get organized, and quit smoking. But why is it that only 8% of the 45% of Americans that make resolutions actually successfully achieve their goals? Sure, it is quick to say, “Well because they’re lazy”, but that is not the only thing that goes into the failure of resolutions. A huge reason why resolutions are quickly given up on, within the first month is because people set unrealistic goals and expectations in their resolutions. As far as resolutions, such as quitting smoking, a majority of people are not mentally ready to change their habits.
Who says you have to be so quick to throw in the towel and let those resolutions die? From us here at Sharn Enterprises, we would like to give you some helpful tips for keeping those resolutions going strong for the whole year.
- Start off by focusing on each little piece of the big picture. Also, make sure that you set realistic and specific goals. For instance, if your goal is to lose weight, that is not specific enough. Set a specific amount you wish to lose and focus on that. You have to remember to take small steps. More often than most, the reason people give up is because the goal overall is too big and they feel they need to take one giant leap to reach it, when really it’s the little steps along the way that matter.
- Remember that you are not in this alone! The best way to accomplish anything is with someone by your side helping you and motivating you along the way. Make sure to celebrate each milestone, as though it is as important as the finale.
- Be mindful people! You have to become emotionally, physically, and mentally aware of what is going on in the inside as each external event happens, take it moment by moment instead of looking into the future or the past.
- But above all else, HAVE FUN! Laugh at yourself when you “slip up”, but don’t let the slip up hold you back from working at your goal! From everyone here at Sharn Enterprises, we wish you all luck on your New Years resolutions and hope you keep your eye on the prize!
“Tomorrow is the 1st blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one!” –Brad Paisley
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