Every January, millions of people make promises to themselves in New Year’s Resolutions.
- “This is the year I finally get in shape!”
- “This is the year I lose the weight!”
- “This is the year I start my business!”
And then by every February, the vast majority have failed already. Let’s talk about why.
If we discuss a few common reasons why well-intentioned resolutions fail so often, then maybe we can find a better way to reach the desired end.
- They’re too vague. Instead of saying, “I want to get in shape,” say you’re going to spend 15 minutes walking around the neighborhood twice a week. (Don’t worry – it will lead to more.)
- Don’t be so demanding of yourself. Realize that the best change is gradual.
- Choose to do something positive that you enjoy, and then you won’t have to force yourself to do it every day.
- You don’t track your progress. If you want to eat better, download an app to record what you eat every day. If you want to slim down, take a photo of yourself each week to see that you really are making progress despite how you might feel.
- You don’t know your “why.” If you don’t have a profound, compelling reason for doing what you’re doing, it’s bound to fail.
The key is to examine your desire a little more deeply and then take small, bite-sized actions each day to get started.
As they say, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”, and is followed by another and another.
If you’re ready to make that first step, make sure to check out our 15-Day Jumpstart Challenge. Registration opens tomorrow night, Wednesday, January 13th, and is only open for a limited time. Click here to learn more and to add yourself to the express notification list to be notified when registration opens.