3 Simple Tips for Making New Year Resolutions You Can Keep
As this year gives way to next, many people are thinking about New Year resolutions.
BIGG success is life on your own terms. And there’s one term to keep in mind as you make your New Year resolutions if you want to keep them.
That word is…too.
Here are three reasons people don’t keep their resolutions, all involving the word “too”. As you’ll see, they all have one underlying theme:
Keeping your New Year resolutions has a lot to do with making them.
Too little motivation
Many people fail to keep the resolutions they make because of a lack of motivation. As you think about a possible New Year resolution, ask yourself a very important question: Why?
Why is it important to achieve this one thing? You need a compelling “why” in order to maintain the motivation to keep your resolution.
Think “must”, not “want”. Know why you must achieve any resolution you make.
Too many resolutions
Another reason that many people fail to keep their resolutions is an easy one to fix. They simply make too many of them.
Don’t plan to go on a diet, start exercising, stop smoking and drinking all in one fell swoop. Limit the number of resolutions you make to one or two – perhaps one personal and one professional or one fitness-related and one financial resolution.
Too much change too quickly
Yet one more reason many people fail to keep their resolutions is they make sweeping changes. BIGG success is the result of sequential small changes.
So if you plan to go on a diet, don’t go from feast to famine. Instead, change one habit at a time.
For example, substitute a piece of fruit for that candy bar in your mid-afternoon snack. Once that becomes a habit – plan on two weeks to a month – make another change.
Little by little, you’ll see the BIGG change you want. Take time to celebrate each victory along the way. It leads to BIGG success!
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