With New Year come new resolutions. Yet those Resolutions barely last a month before they are buried into the unconscious part of our brains. Statistics show that only 8 percent of individuals who make New Year resolutions are able to achieve them. So, what is it that our enthusiasm-filled pledges wane within weeks?
The problem could be with either the resolutions themselves – i.e. too general or lofty. Or it could be with your mental attitude towards the resolutions.
Here is a quick checklist of what your resolution and mental attitude towards resolutions should be like.
Resolution must be specific rather than a general statement. For instance, I’ll lose 12 pounds in the coming year, one pound in each month. This will make the resolution not only easier to achieve but also, it’ll be more manageable and the progress can be recorded.
Do not aim too high. For instance, if you aim at losing 25 pounds within a year; you would probably get overwhelmed by the work you’ll need to do for it. And as a consequence, when you do not see things going as you wished they would; you would quit the effort altogether!
As for the right mental attitude, it important to keep yourself motivated. You could join a support group or like-minded people; who would inspire you to achieve your goals.
Last, but not the least; the most important to-do of any resolution – the belief that you CAN. It literally is the foundation of any thought, idea, action or habit. And thus perhaps the sole trigger to success!
Happy New Year – Wish you all wise and successful resolutions!