One of the most important factors in achieving our goals can sometimes simply be accountability. So I want to ask you today, how are you going with achieving your New Year’s Resolutions?
It is perhaps a little unfortunate that we call them “New Year’s” resolutions, because it seems to imply that once the year is not so new any more, they become irrelevant.
Did you write down your goals for this year? Were they things that you really wanted, things that you think about while falling asleep and as soon as you wake up, things that excite you? Or were they things that you thought you “should” do, things that make you roll your eyes and sigh when you are reminded of them? Were your goals achievable? Was there a realistic measure of success? How will you know that you’ve achieved them? Do you know what actions you need to undertake on a regular basis in order to make your goals a reality? Have you been taking those actions?
Everyone has heard the saying that you can’t arrive unless you know where you’re going. I hope that you used the land-mark of January 1st to set some goals for yourself. Remember that it doesn’t matter if you have lost some momentum, lost your way, strayed from your path, or even if you haven’t even made those New Year’s Resolutions yet. What matters is that you identify where things went wrong, and get back to work.
If you have been consistent in performing those actions which you outlined at the beginning of the year, but feel that you haven’t made progress, it might be time to call on an expert for help. A personal trainer, a nutritionist, a naturopath, a financial planner, a life-coach – whatever your goal, there is someone who can help you to come up with an efficient strategy for turning your New Year’s Resolution into an End-Of-Year Achievement.
So guys, how ARE you going? I would love to hear from you!