Did you just realise that the first month of the new year 2017 just flew by ? That is 31 days, and about 10% of this year is already flown out of the window.
Sure, when it was December you were feeling that you will change this or that about everything.Like everyone else, you decided to come up with a list of Resolutions for a brand new year.
You were full of enthusiasm and excitement because you told yourself that this year it’s going to be different.
Well, really, has it been any different? You are still firefighting, the moment the exuberance of getting a chance to restart your life waned down, you suddenly realised that nothing has really changed.
In actuality, making resolutions is not a bad thing. The problem usually comes from the lack of motivation and accountability that inevitably follows this period of excitement. You have to transform your enthusiasm into concrete and sustainable plan.
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), some 40-50% of people in America follow this yearly tradition, but only 10-15% of these people will eventually succeed in reaching their goals. So where do we come up short? The answer is simple. We don’t have a plan and therefore we focus on the wrong things.
To change your resolutions into success you need to have some accountability .
Something simple and basic common sense, similar to diet programs. Why do you think they suggest a daily log of your food and exercise, and regular meeting with your dietition? Its not so uch that you will learn anything new (although that is part of it ) about your own body mechanism, but most of the benefit from all this comes from the support and accountability that you will get from it all.
So where does Ms accountability live? There are many places. Rope in your friends and family. Tell as many people as you can. Actually tell people who will be supportive and hold you to realistic expectations. Not plastering on social media.
Jot down a plan to accomplish your goal. List the steps. If you are not sure where to start, think about hiring a Life Coach or a professional. Join a support group. Just make sure there is a measure of accountability.
If you have a goal in mind, start right away. Don’t wait until the end of the year. Just start! Why wait until the end of the year? It’s very seldom that conditions will be perfect. So go ahead and take that step.
The new year does not hold the answers, but you do. The real question is, are you ready to embrace change? Think about it. You’ve been stuck in a dead end job, or you’ve wanted to start a new venture. Or maybe you want to lose weight . What is that worth? If your resolution has been on your mind for awhile, don’t you owe it to yourself act on it?
Don’t get caught up in the trap. Start hunting for better opportunities, join networks like QWEEN. Get rid of the junk food in your house .Action brings results. Start now. Not tomorrow. Not tonight. But now! You’ve thought about it and talked about it. The only thing that is stopping you is you.
If you take nothing else away from this article but this one thing, I hope that it’s that there is never a perfect time except right now to start acting on your goals.
Take the first step!