It’s another new year, which means the time is ripe for making a New Year’s resolution, right?? Each new year brings feelings of newness – a brand new perspective on life, family, and our passions. But this year, perhaps think of approaching your resolutions a little differently. Instead of making a laundry list of things that you’ve always tried to do and failed, make sure your forward goals are valuable and worth your time while breaking them into conquerable portions. Here’s how…
Conquering the New Year’s Resolution
- Think about what is meaningful and worth spending time and effort on. If we aren’t into it, we won’t conquer it. Ask yourself if it adds value to your life’s core.
- Write it down to produce a “Go-By.” Habakkuk 2:2-3 explains the importance of writing down our visions – promises – as a road map for attainable goals. When the time is right, your goals will manifest themselves. Writing a “Go-By” makes your goals memorable, attainable, and sustainable over the long-haul.
- Break it down. Commit to smaller or phased portions, thus making the goal measurable and conquerable. Don’t make the goal so broad (i.e. I am going to exercise or become a millionaire). When you commit to an over-sized or broad resolution, it just becomes a mundane, uninspiring task
- The key to a resolution is to have a sincere desire to perform better and to perfect an area of your life to create a level of freedom and happiness.
Understand the Term RESOLUTION:
Resolution is the act or process of resolving, as:
- the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones
- the act of answering: solving
- the act of determining
Be determined to move forward! If you feel it is worthy of your time or it may be a value-add to your life, right then and there commit to doing it. Sometimes we think change is sooo hard, but we do things when we want. Psychologically, it takes 21 days of mentally committing to something new and continuously practicing it in order for it to become a new habit and ingrained into your daily lifestyle. So if you can commit to conquering the first 21 days of the new year, you can get it down for a lifetime!
3 Common New Year’s Resolutions
- Get more organized or balanced
- Get in Shape/Fit/Eat Healthy
- Launch that new biz, new project, or new hobby
What are your New Year’s Goals??