5 Key Factors to New Years Resolution Success in 2014
I love the energy around this time of year. People have a great attitude towards really improving their lives.
This New Years motivation comes from people finally thinking about what they want, rather than what they don’t.
Because of this need for improvement, television, radio and magazines all dedicate a majority of their segments toward it. This creates an overload of information that will have you spinning in circles and before you realize, it’s the end of February, you’ve tried a couple of healthy tips and nothing has stuck. You are officially spinning your wheels for another year.
The key factors below are not for a fluffy feeling. Their purpose is for you at the end of this year, 2014, to stand in front of the mirror, look into your own eyes and honestly know that you have done everything required to achieve your goals! Not only that, you will have the body and health to prove it!
You have to be consistent to create the habit!
Some time ago NASA researched Astronauts on their ability to adapt to being upside down in space. They did this by having the astronauts wear convex glasses, which made their world appear upside down.
What they found is that between 25-40 days the astronauts brains created new pathways and their world appeared write way up! This shows the ability of your brain to adapt to your new healthy lifestyle.
The key to this adaptation is the consecutive days. If the astronauts wore the glasses 3-4 days a week, then zero adaption would have taken place.
Commit yourself to a solid 30days of new habits. Be strong!
Don’t be afraid to fail at your new goals.
Your goals aren’t always the destination for your success. Some will act more as an initial navigation system, setting you off in the right direction but they really weren’t meant to be achieved. Letting go of this fear will allow you to feel more positive toward you outcomes.
If you work hard and consistently, you’ll find that your biggest achievement of the year is something you can’t even conceive today.
Find a support network.
First of all, if you could do it alone you already would have. People who are successful in any area of life know the benefits of having the right people around them. Your support network should have someone who has achieved (or helped people who have) what you want in life. You can go though the journey with a friend but if you both do not have strong habits or mindset, this is likely to fail.
Voice your goal, then get going!
A lot of advice out there will say you should tell everyone about your goal creating accountability. I would agree about the action of this, but disagree with the frequency that people do it. At this time of year, everyone is voicing how they want to do better. I have no doubt that everyone is sincere abount what they want, but not actually committed. In most cases the people that you tell won’t mind if you don’t achieve your dreams. They like you just as you are.
Find someone that you have the utmost respect for and let them know about your goal. Once you tell them, commit to yourself then get to work!
Build momentum (The snowball effect!)
A snowball cannot be the size of a car straight from the get-go. It requires constant movement, time and picking up more snow on the way. Same as you cannot be super-fit and have ultra-discipline from day 1. You, like the snowball, require movement in the right direction, picking up new habits and skills along the way.
Don’t put unrealistic expectations on yourself. This will only lead to disappointment and your return to the same old you.
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