The Best Is Yet To Come

Demetra Moore | January 14th, 2016
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How that another new year is upon us, I am sure you are all thinking about what your resolutions will be for 2016 and wondering how in the world you are going to achieve those lofty goals you have set for yourself. Since these goals can be overwhelming for so many, and sometimes downright unrealistic, I decided to do a little research to see how many resolutions are actually kept each year. The numbers may not be surprising but they certainly speak volumes. Did you know that 50% of resolutions are broken within the first two weeks? And that by the end of January, 95% of resolutions have been abandoned altogether? Only 5% of New Years’ resolutions are kept beyond January! In my research, I found reasons that pointed to how people with such great intentions can get sidetracked so easily. The reasons are many but here are the main causes that those 95% of people give up on their goals.

  1. Procrastination – putting off daily commitments that add up over time
  2.  Lack of discipline – giving in to the ‘now’ and losing sight of the long-term picture
  3. Financial Roadblocks – something unexpected occurs or you didn’t budget properly
  4. Doing it alone – turning away from the opportunity to have others motivate, or influence you, to help you succeed

I realized that the majority of resolutions fail because only a small percentage of people are committed to reaching the goals they have set for themselves, without room for excuses. You have what it takes to overcome these obstacles and find yourself in that 5% of people who are finding success at reaching their goals! The catch is you have to attach your actions to your future emotions. Picture how you will feel when you tell your family and friends what you have accomplished. How does it make you feel when you picture your success at health, wealth, completed projects or whatever you have set your mind to? Whatever your goals are for the New Year, I urge you to put them into action and do not wait. Action creates results. If you’re really serious about making some changes this year, here are some surefire ways to make your goals a reality.
1. Schedule a Meeting to Map Your Way
Stay with me here. You wouldn’t drive anywhere without knowing the way. Then why would your resolution ‘destination’ be any different? Ask yourself important questions like, “Where do I want to be 3- 6 months from now?” and “How will accomplishing this goal make me feel?” Write down your responses. Your answers will give you a clear indication on the direction you need to go. If you need help contact a coach.
2. Have a Daily Planning System and Define your Key Results
Based on your answers from the first question, we know it wouldn’t make sense to drive somewhere without knowing the way. It’s just as important to know how you’re going to get there. Writing down the key results, or action steps to take along the way, will help you to get through the day-to-day decisions and better manage your time without feeling overwhelmed. Keeping yourself accountable for your key results will not only help you stay on track but it will also allow you to see smaller results that are necessary for progress towards your larger goals.
3. Take Action
Action creates results. Now is the time to take everything you’ve learned about reaching your goals for 2016 and achieve the results you want and deserve! If you follow the steps above you’re bound to the make the accomplishments in your life you have always dreamed of. Once you’ve experienced the satisfaction of reaching your goals, you won’t settle for anything less. So don’t delay! Do whatever it takes to define and achieve your goals today. If you need assistance with this process email We have free tools to help you take flight in 2016.

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