Most people probably don’t make new year’s resolutions anymore. Perhaps because they have failed countless times in the past. Assuming you made one for this year, then here are some pointers to help you attain your goals.
1) Why: First and foremost, make sure you have pure intentions and a clear view of your target. Most people tend to jump on a bandwagon most of the time, and this of course can be deadly to resolutions. When you are passionate about your goals you will persist no matter what.
2) Be Realistic: Make it a realistic goal when you make a new years resolution. Ensure it is realistically attainable within a sensible period of time. Usually goals are attainable, but you must provide a reasonable amount of time for you to achieve it.
3) Focus point: Make a list of your goals then prioritize them accordingly. Also be specific and strategic in your paper plan. Indicate each milestone and focus point, include breaks if possible.
4) Be Specific: You cannot be vague about your goals. You must be clear and specific so that you are able to measure your progress. And perhaps draw a reward chart for each milestone to encourage you further.
5) Make it Tangible: Write or draw it down to make it a tangle project. A lot of the time we fail at our resolutions because it is not something we can see or touch. Draw a project plan (which I find to be very fun). Stick it in a place you can’t miss daily, maybe your office desk, your shower.
6) The More the Merrier: No doubt there is power in number so make it a team effort. If you have a friend or relative that shares the same goal as you, make them a part of your project. You can come up with a weekend routine together, if it’s not possible to meet more often. This can help encourage and motivate you to stay on your game.
7) Nothing is Perfect: It’s ok to mess up once in a while, so don’t be too hard on yourself. But reinforce with double task load to help discourage it from happening again. There is no reason for you to give up your resolution just because you failed to follow through a couple of times. Simply take it where you left off and increase the workload to meet your deadline.