S2-E52 – 3 Ways to Turn New Year's Resolutions into New Year's Realizations

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

~~ Abraham Lincoln

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Turn New Year’s Resolutions into New Year’s Realizations

It’s the end of the year and like millions of people in the United States and other countries and possibly even on other planets you are probably thinking about making your usual New Year’s Resolutions.

Well, don’t make your usual New Year’s Resolutions because they don’t work. I talked about this last year and I am going to mention it again this year. Why, because you keep making New Year’s Resolutions when they don’t work.

But they could.

I’m going to tell you 3 ways to turn your New Year’s Resolutions into New Year’s Realizations.

  1. Be Specific

    Don’t just make generic, broad, vague resolutions.

    I will lose weight this year.
    I will get a new job this year.
    I will improve my grades this year.
    I will be make more money this year.

    Your resolutions should be more specific.  You should tell yourself and the universe exactly what you want to accomplish this year. Make it specific:
    I will lose 25 pounds by September 1st of this year by eating healthier and being more active.

    I will take a more active role at work so that I can provide more value and I will apply for a more senior position.

    I will work on my top prospect list each day and double my presentations by August 1st so I can make more sales and improve my income this year.

    They key is to be as specific as possible so your mind know what it has to do to produce the results you want to achieve.

  2. Write your resolutions down.

    Most people when they set their New Year’s Resolutions simply say they will do them. In their mind they think about what they want to do.  The use of visualization is a powerful tool. However, if all you do is say that you want to do something, it doesn’t really register in the mind.

    You want to put it down on paper. Put the paper where you can see it everyday and then use the mental act of visualization as you read it to picture yourself achieving that resolution. Seeing the words will register in your subconscious mind more and as you visualize yourself achieving it your mind will start believing it.

  3. Draft an Action Plan.

    After you’ve written down the specific resolution you intend to achieve, you must draft a step by step plan to achieve it. This is the step that most people forget to do. They may write down a specific resolution but they fail to figure out what it will take to achieve it. It’s like we expect Santa Claus to bring it down the chimney at the end of the year and Poof, we achieved our New Year’s Resolutions. But as we know Santa won’t come and bring you your resolution. It’s not magic. It takes action. Create an action plan.

I guarantee, if you do these 3 steps for each New Year’s Resolution, you will turn more of them into New Year’s Realizations.

I’m looking forward to a fantastic new year. I have had a great year this year. Thanks to you.

Thank you for sticking with us here at Goal Getting Podcast. This is one of my passions and my desire is to inspire. I set my goal for the next part of my life to inspire one person every day. #Inspire1 is my hashtag for this year. Can you do your best to inspire one person every day? Let me know how it goes. Tweet me at @GoalsPodcast with the Hashtag #Inspire1 when you have done something that inspired someone.

Leave a comment telling us what you want to inspire others to do. Let us know how your doing.

Go out and make New Year’s Realizations not Resolutions next year.

 

About the author, Tony

I am the founder and host of Goal Getting Podcast. GGP was launched February 25, 2015.
I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a professional speaker and you can find out more about what I speak about and hire me to speak to your organization by visiting www.TonyWoodall.com

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