Statistics show that most people don’t stick to their New Year’s resolutions but you can beat the odds. While you can of course make resolutions for change any time of year, the New Year brings a fresh new-start energy and momentum that invites change.
Making a successful resolution begins with your frame of mind. Here are a few tips to support YOU in resolution success this year:
Set Your Intentions
How do you want this year to be different from last year? What changes would you like to see? What is your heart longing for more of, or less of? This isn’t a dress rehearsal – it’s your life. What do you really want to experience? Write it down. Then…
Activate the Power of Decision
Be specific about what you are setting out to accomplish. *Getting clear on how you will know when you have fully achieved your intention or resolution is key to success.* Too often people sabotage their goals and dreams by being vague about what they are looking to create or achieve. Be specific at the start about what success will look like for you and you’ll know with clarity when it’s time to celebrate! Determining your end point at the start is a gift you give to yourself.
Before taking action on your resolution, get clear on what is at the heart of your motivation. Check in to be sure it’s not a “should” or something someone else wants for you. Why do YOU want this?
By getting clear on your “why” at the start, in the event that you do get off track, you’ll be able to quickly reconnect to your resolution fuel.
When supporting a client in creating a solid goal-setting plan, we walk through what I call The Create Your Life! Why Wonder Process™, which includes completing these 3 sentences to activate authentic motivation:
- This year I will _____________ because …
- When I successfully accomplish this, I will …
- If I give up or don’t follow through, I will …
Grab a journal and be as honest as possible in your replies.
Active the Power of Declaration
This is about making a commitment. Once you’ve decided what your resolution is, say it out loud – to yourself and to other people. While we all have our lone ranger tendencies, the right support makes all the difference. By sharing your resolutions with others, you create accountability to stay on track so that you are successful this year.
*A Gift for You!*
Want to explore how hiring a coach can help ensure your success? As my gift to you, let’s connect for a 1:1 complimentary tele-session. Visit https://tarasagecoaching.com/dream-discovery-session/ to claim your FREE session and together we’ll determine the next steps that will serve you best.
Make THIS YEAR your absolute best year yet!