Are you excited to reinvent yourself in 2010?
Goals and resolutions can be set any time of the year, but one feels more motivated and encouraged to set resolutions on a New Year. After all, it is a fresh start, something new that has powerful feelings of joy, encouragement and hope for a better, brighter and rewarding future.
Here are some tips and reminders to consider:
Create a Plan
It is important to have a plan of action for any resolution, but especially for a major one. Plan the small steps you will take to attain your goal over the next year. Writing your plans down and keeping them in a place where you can see them on a daily basis will help you stick to your resolution.
Talk About it
Don't keep your resolution to yourself. Tell friends and family members who will be there to support your resolve to change yourself for the better or improve your health. The best case scenario is to find yourself a buddy who shares your New Year's resolution so that you can motivate each other. There's no shame in seeking help if you can't accomplish your resolution on your own.
Keep track of your progress and reward your achievements. We tend to assume that success is its own reward, but change is difficult. Rewarding yourself will help you to effectively change and to make that change last for the long haul.
Go for it
As Nike says, "Just Do It". It may be a small phrase, but it has a whole lot of philosophy to it. Some people fail in their goals because they either make too many excuses or simply give up. They are always in a mind state of "I will do it", but rarely do. Don't be in such a position... act on your plans!
Set your New Year's resolutions and keep these reminders and tips in your mind. Happy 2010!