Did you start the New Year all gung-ho with resolutions to lose weight, get in shape, read more books, find a new job, take a class or save more money?
Today is January 31st.
Sooo…How’s it going?
There’s something wonderful and inspiring about starting the New Year with a fresh set of goals. But if they begin to feel insurmountable, it can feel like going to war with yourself to stay motivated. Take time today to revisit your resolutions.
What can you break down into manageable chunks? If you’re trying to save money, can you start with X amount per week for the first month then continue to increase as time goes on?
Small steps over time = big results.
What do you need to hold yourself accountable? For some, sharing with others helps them stay on track. For example, if exercising is a goal, form a fitness group and agree to support each other.
Are you resisting a specific goal? What are you avoiding? If it’s too big, break it down. If it no longer resonates, go with your gut and cross it off the list.
Why do so many New Year’s resolutions go by the wayside? Here are a few…
Too many goals. Not enough time. Lack of accountability. Fear of failing. Other priorities take precedence. And so on.
This year, make resolutions you’re gung-ho about — and can achieve with optimism and enthusiasm!
Coaching question (from Robert Schuller)
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?