How to Succeed with Your 2013 New Year’s Resolutions


Summary

If you are like many people, you have made New Year’s resolutions in the past and then let them slip. Sure, you did okay for a few days, maybe even a week or two. Let me give you four tips on how to keep goals past January.


If you are like many people, you have made New Year’s resolutions in the past and then let them slip. Sure, you did okay for a few days, maybe even a week or two. Let me give you four tips on how to keep goals past January.

Share them. Do not keep your resolutions a secret. The more people who know, the more people you have keeping you accountable. This is a powerful system! For example, perhaps you want to run at least four half marathons this year.

If so, then register for those races and then make your plans public. Tell your friends and put it on Facebook. Ask people to keep you accountable so that you will stay on track. If others are watching you and asking for progress updates, you will have a better chance at success.

Another way to keep your resolutions is to make a list and keep up with it. Write down several things that you would like to do in the New Year. Just make sure that they are reasonable. You are not going to lose twenty pounds in one month or get out of debt in just a few weeks. Once you have a list, check in on it frequently.

What if you mess up? No worries! Everybody slips now and then. Do not let a setback hold you back from finally reaching your goals. Just get up and keep moving onward. Understand that just because you slipped up does not mean that you are a failure.

And make sure that you reward yourself for reaching your goals. We all love rewards. After you have reached a goal, find a way to congratulate yourself with something that you love. Maybe schedule a massage for yourself, or perhaps buy yourself a new item of clothing.

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