December 28, 2016

The Secret to New Year's Resolutions

The new year is coming upon us. This is a time of year where we all make resolutions. Or don't. I made six resolutions for 2016 and completed two of them. I also read that only around 8% of people actually achieve their new year's resolutions each year. As someone who has not been successful in resolutions, I re-evaluated mid year and was able to make new resolutions and succeed in those.

I attribute my success in achieving my latest resolutions to a quote I saw last year on Dave Ramsey's (if you don't know who he is, you should!) instagram page. It read:

He also wrote: "Best intentions and positive thinking are not enough for real change. You have to set specific and realistic goals."

I wrote them generally on the blog, but behind the scenes I had a plan for every goal and how it would be obtained. I outlined what I was going to do, my time frame, etc...and it worked. I made sure all the goals were relevant to me. These are things that carried more risk if I failed. It was motivating.

Only you can hold you accountable this year. It took me a while to figure that out. I spent too much time reading articles about resolutions to make and how to keep them that were so general. You can't keep those. Also I realized (especially in eating) that making the same mistake over and over again isn't a mistake, it is a habit.

Check back and see my Ten New Year's Resolutions and participate yourself during Tuesday Topics. We start with resolutions on Tuesday.

1 comment:

  1. I've found that unless I write my goals and resolutions down, I usually fail. This is so true!


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