By: LJ Innes
5 Sure-Fire Approaches to Reaching Your Goals
Every year we set our best intentions for the New Year and make resolutions. We discuss what we’re going to do in the weeks ahead that will make the coming year more productive, more relaxed or whatever our personal goals are. But by week three, most of that thought, effort and devotion probably gets tossed out the window. Seems like we find comfort in going back to what we know. If that scenario sounds familiar, then maybe it’s time to take a new approach and conquer this age-old problem. Therefore, here are a few suggestions on how to make your New Year’s resolution a reality for the coming year.
1. Start Early
As the famous saying goes, “Don’t put off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today.” If you’ve got a goal in mind, there’s really no reason to wait until January 1 to start. If you started preparing now to meet a goal for the New Year, by the 1st it will already have become a part of your daily routine. You’ll be weeks ahead of schedule and you could already see progress that will carry you into the New Year.
2. Take Baby Steps
A New Year’s resolution is something you don’t currently do, but you want to make it a part of your everyday life in the coming year. That’s no small feat, and the statistics say that while half of the American population will make a New Year’s resolution, only eight percent of them will keep it. However, if you don’t want to be one of the people who … [keep reading]