Making and Keeping Your New Year Resolutions
I can’t believe we are already this close to the end of a New Year, where did the time go? Did I accomplish everything I had planned, not exactly but I can say I’m walking away with a better understanding of whom and what I want to be. How about you?
Did you make and keep your 2011 resolutions this year? If you did, GOLD start for you! If you did eventually break your resolutions then you can rest easing knowing that 4 out of 5 people did the exact same thing and often times it’s within the first few months of the year.
As the New Year approaches let’s not dwell on what we didn’t accomplish, instead let’s reflect on what we DID accomplish this past year and think of ways we can improve going forward into 2012.
Terri Savelle Foy, a Life Coach and author of Make Your Dreams Better than Your Memories offers some great tips on how to create goals or resolutions that you can achieve in the upcoming year.
“If you struggled in an area last year, make up your mind that you will defeat this thing and get in the best shape of your life,” said Terri.
Goals must be in writing.
Goals that are not written down are just wishes.
Goals must be measurable.
There’s a big difference in saying, “I want to lose weight” and saying “I will lose 10 pounds by March 1.” Your goals must be measured by something; this is what increases your chances of achieving them.
Goals must be realistic.
If your goals are completely unrealistic, then you’re setting yourself up for defeat. Be practical.
Goals must have a deadline.
You will be more determined to achieve your goal when you have a deadline. Always assign a deadline to your goals. It’s energizing and motivating.
Reward yourself when you reach certain milestones toward your goal.
If your goal is to lose 50 pounds, reward your progress and treat yourself when you reach 10 pounds. This will keep you motivated and help keep your momentum going.
Put yourself in situations that will be conducive to reaching your goals.
Surround yourself with positive people who will help you achieve your goals. If your goal is to save money, don’t go out with friends who are lavish spenders.
Terri Savelle Foy is a gifted speaker and author with a passion to instill value and ignite vision in people all over the world. She is the president and founder of Terri Savelle Foy Ministries and also serves as the executive vice president of Jerry Savelle Ministries International. She is the co-host for the Jerry Savelle Ministries TV broadcast that reaches a worldwide audience. For more information about Terri, go to www.terri.com.
What goals are you setting for the New Year?