Deciding what kind of resolution to make at the beginning of the New Year is not an easy task. One might even decide not to make a resolution because they know they will break it right off the bat! But this year…This year is going to be different.
You have to dive in head first, and the first step is to really reflect on what you want to achieve and not let yourself fall off the wagon. Because what really is a resolution? It’s a solution to a problem you are trying to fix.
Your resolution may be to lose weight, get a promotion or maybe just to spend more time with your family. But achieving a goal like any of the former isn’t an easy feat. My mother always told me a good piece of advice when trying to reach a goal, “You can’t rise to the top of the ladder without hitting a few rungs.”
That’s why, whether a business or personal New Year’s resolution, take these things consideration.
Make a plan of success
Think about your resolution carefully and write down the steps you will need to take to reach your goal. For example, if your goal is a promotion, maybe decide to stay later at work to complete a new project or set a goal to finish your to-do list every single day. Coming up with a plan will allow you to see the future and what is next in your professional and personal life.
Set realistic expectations
Let’s say you want to lose weight. You can’t set your goal to lose 100 pounds because you will not see results quick enough. That is why making mini-goals for yourself is a must. Try setting a goal for 2-3 pounds each week, which is healthy, and actually do-able. You will be more likely stick to the program if you see the small results, rather than having that 100 pound huge number looming in the back of your mind.
Write down your resolution, EVERYWHERE!
Keep a reminder in your phone, write your resolution with a dry erase marker on your mirror, or keep a post-it note in your purse. These constant reminders will keep you from forgetting the goal, especially during a time where you feel as though you need extra motivation.
Don’t look back
As easy as it may be, do not fall back into the same patterns you were in before. Success rarely comes from comfort zones!
But forgive yourself
If you fall off the wagon and are unmotivated one day, don’t let that discourage you from your success. Everyone has off days, but it’s the people that power through the hard times that reach their goal.
Once you hit your target or maintain your resolution, whether it happens in weeks or a year from now; treat yourself to something you love to do. Having a reward to look forward to gives you an extra boost of encouragement and keeps you on the right track.
Sharn’s goal in 2015 is to grow our business by continuing to treat our customers, employees, and vendors fairly and with the respect they deserve.
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