We’re less than a week into 2014, yet research shows that most of us have already broken our New Years resolutions! If you’ve already broken your promise to exercise for 2 hours everyday or survive on fruit alone, don’t lose all hope. The giddiness of a new year may make you feel like you can meet lofty heights of motivational bliss, but setting unrealistic goals is the main reason most people’s resolutions are already down the drain.
Throughout the rest of this week I’m going to share a 3 part series of posts about goal setting to help you adjust your resolutions to set yourself up for success rather than failure. We’ll talk about finding your priorities to help you zone in on what is really important to you, then go through how to come up with realistic goals that are achievable for you at this particular time, as well as how to keep yourself on track for the long-term.
Remember, if you change nothing, nothing will change. YOU need to do something differently to get to where you want to be. It might be scary at the start, but a bit of hard work will help you to find the best version of yourself and open up a whole new (and longer) life for you. Think of people you know who have made changes for themselves. Got someone in mind? The only difference between you and them is that they decided to make a change and not let anything get in the way of their dreams.
So what are you waiting for? Are you willing to let unrealistic goals have the last laugh or are you ready to make achievable goals that help get you closer to your dreams?