Every year millions of people decide to create resolutions for the new year. I never create any resolutions because I believe if you want to change a habit you need to create a plan and stick to it no matter what time of the year it is. This is the concept I used to write four books and it’s helping me to write my next book.
The key to keeping a resolution or as I call it, a goal, is to break it down into smaller goals or baby steps. When most people create a goal they jump in completely, get overwhelmed and sink. Then they shrug it off and say they tried and can’t do it. If they used baby steps they would reach their goal. For example, if you have a goal of exercising start out with something simple like -go to the gym twice a week. If you can’t make it have a backup plan you can do at home such as -complete 20 crunches, 20 pushups, etc. The next week have your goal set at going to the gym twice but see if you can add in one extra day that would be optional. Keep your backup plan too. Add in more time the next couple of weeks. If something happens like you get a cold or the flu and you stop exercising obviously rest but when you start feeling better start doing some exercise at home to help motivate you to go back to the gym. This part of the strategy is key. You meed to have a recovery plan because there will always be something that will try and derail your plans.
I use this concept for all of my goals and it has helped achieved all of them. I’ve used this to organize my house, build my car, grow my garden, and write books. It also helps me savor the completion of each small goal, which helps motivate me to continue to complete the other ones and reach my end goal.
So this year try this concept as your resolution. You may find using it will help you achieve more of your goals!
Happy New Year!