New Year’s Resolutions…. Most of us whether we say them or not, do make some kind of resolution for the New Year. And like most, we absolutely have the best of intentions of making them come to fruition. I know I do every year. I heard a some amazing statics just the other day and would like to share them with you.
45% of Americans make Resolutions | 38% of Americans NEVER make New Year’s Resolutions
8% of people are successful in achieving their resolutions
**People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions**
Isn’t that interesting?? I thought so. I like the word “explicitly” used above. That word means fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated. That to me means it is written down as a goal, verbally express to friends and the universe, and a mindset and desire to achieve.
That leads me to all the infinite possibilities we can attract and achieve if we shift our mindset to do so. And let me just say, it’s not about “wishing” and it happens. Do you really think that would happen? No – it’s about constantly working to make it happen. For example – we “wish” to lose 30 lbs, but we all know it won’t happen UNLESS we take full and clear actions to make it happen. Life goals are the same way.
So – let’s begin with asking yourself “What do I want to accomplish in 2013?” – “What do I want to change or do better?” Here are a few more statistics on New Year Resolutions by category
#1 – Self improvement or education resolutions – 47%
#2 – Weight related resolutions – 38%
#3 – Money related resolutions – 34%
Get out a piece of paper or journal, take time to think in each of these areas – personal, spiritual, financial, and physical. Write down goals in each area. Also write down actions step to take to make them happen. If for example you want to lose weight and you know you need to exercise 3 times a week to make that goal happen. Schedule it on your calendar – 3 one hour sessions to work out. Keep to the schedule!! Continue to do this for each goal. Don’t just “wish” it to happen – make a plan – visualize it, write it down, and take action steps! Every day you need to visualize it already accomplished.
Visualization is what Olympians do every day. Coaches have them sit with eyes closed and visualize them winning the goal. Seeing themselves walking up to accept the gold metal and feeling it being put around their neck. Feel the joy and visualize it already happening. This will motivate you to make it happen!
Let’s think about all the possibilities!!
Love and Passion!