It’s 2019 an many people made New Year Resolutions. Did you Make New Year Resolutions? I have a YouTube video I made in 2016 about this subject. In the the video, I reveal that I don’t make New Year Resolutions. I listed ten steps I take to meet my New Year’s plans and goals. I also share that I view New Year’s Resolutions as Progressive Life Changes (PLCs) and that I created a five-year plan to achieve these Progressive Life Changes.
In this post I share more about this system which continues to work for me. This is how to Crush your Goals With Out Making New Year Resolutions.
Always bear in mind that your
Own resolution to succeed is more
Important than any other.
-by Abraham Lincoln
CHANGING THE WAY, I VIEW NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
My reasons for viewing my New Year Resolutions as PLC’s and for having a five-year plan are simple. Because I changed the way, I saw them I was able to construct a foundation that’s solid. This method is dependent on me always moving forward to effect personal growth and change in my life. By focusing on Progressive Life Changes, I’m able to set a five-year plan that maps out a purposeful route. My plans and goals are heavily reliant on my five-year plan. This fact propels me to take meaningful, achievable and highly focused actions.
WHY CREATE A FIVE-YEAR PLAN?
Creating a five-year plan gives me long-term goals that are not too far off in the future. Since five years is not too far away, it allows me to have a vision of the near future. I then create a two-year plan from my five-year plan, which makes it even more realistic for me to reach my goals. Finally, from my two-year plan, I created a one-year plan, and this gives me my short-term goals. I’m then able to set daily, weekly and monthly goals that are time sensitive and attainable. Below is my YouTube video in which I shared the ten steps.
WHY I’M ABLE TO STAY ON TRACK WHILE OTHERS FAIL
I’m able to stay on track while others fail at their new year’s resolutions because of having a five-year plan. It’s a critical part of my annual success. I review it quarterly to make sure I’m on track and to keep it updated. Having a big pictures goal creates a sense of urgency, excitement, and accomplishment; that’s very addictive. Every new year is a continuation of what I’ve started working on in the previous year. Using this approach solidifies my commitment to my short-term and long-term goals.
CREATE YOUR PERSONALIZED METHOD
The method above is how I chose to approach the problems and challenges I faced in keeping my new year’s resolutions. It took me time to get to a five-year plan that I was happy with, but it was worth the years spent getting to know and understand myself. The five-year plan I have now has changed a lot from when I first made it because I’ve matured. It took trying and failing but was worth it. My plan keeps evolving as I do. There’s a quote from brainyquotes.com which sums up self-discovery perfectly.
If you asked me for my New Year Resolution,
it would be to find out who I am.
by Cyril Cusack
Create your method to fit who you are. Always keep in mind that you are a unique individual and that your approach should suit you and your values; not the other way around. You can create one from scratch or string together different idea by choosing those that fit who you are. Remember to stay true to yourself with whatever method you wish to aid you in meeting and keeping your new year’s resolution goals.
“Statistically, the percentage of people who succeed at meeting their new year resolution is 8%.” That’s according to statisticbrain.com. While 24% of people who make new year’s resolutions, “never succeed and fail on their resolutions each year.” But if you do make new year’s resolutions don’t stop making them or get discouraged, why? According to statisticbrain.com, “People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions.” I believe the key is knowing yourself and finding creative ways and solutions to accomplishing your goals.
THE TOP TEN NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018
1. Lose Weight
2. Get a New Job
3. Save More Money
4. Learn a New Skill
5. Eat Healthily
6. Learn Something New
7. Make New Friends
8. Get More Exercise
9. Take Up a New Hobby
Most likely your new year’s resolution is on that list. If it’s, no problem and congratulations, you’re not in the majority club. That’s not a bad thing at all. The statistics for those who will make it past one month is 64%, not too bad; right? However, only 46% of all those who made new year’s resolutions this year will make it past six months that according to statisticbrain.com.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A LONG TERM VISION
Having a long-term vision of your future self and your future lifestyle, helps you create a clear focus for the lifestyle you desire. When you do, you’re more likely to keep your goals in the new year. Alan Richardson, an Australian psychologist, conducted an experiment which confirmed that visualization works.
Visualize this thing that you want, see it,
believe in it. make your mental blueprint,
and begin to build.
by Robert Collier.
If you’re determined and committed to creating lasting change in your life, it is possible. It’s not easy, and there are no magic fixes but if you’re willing to put the time and work in its achievable. The internet offers many sources with ideas and methods, which you can tailor to your personality and your goals. Remember visualization will help and motivate you in getting there.
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Date Accessed: February 11, 2018