It’s that time of the year again. The time of year when most people make resolutions.
You’ve probably already made a few and have vowed that 2016 is going to be the year you start accomplishing all your dreams and put in the extra effort to working towards crossing off your goals.
You’ve probably said something like, “this is the year you’re going to take your business and life to the next level”.
The sad reality is resolutions, for the most part DON’T WORK!
Research shows about a third of the people who make resolutions will give up and quit in the first 30 days, even if they look at them often.
29% of resolution makers don’t even last a laughable fourteen days and about six months into the year only a handful, less than 10% will make it through the year – only the ones who are truly dedicated and more importantly committed are left.
The good news is, doing more than you did last year and/or finally getting closer to the life and business you really want is really not as hard as you may think.
Even if you’ve never gotten the results you’ve always wanted, you have the power to change that reality … it doesn’t have to be that way this year. If you can commit to making a few or all of the following changes, I can promise you that in as little as one week you’ll notice a difference, in 30 days even more so, and in 90 you’ll see big results and by the end of the year well, you’ll be a business badass for sure.
Here are a few proven, easy to implement strategies that can help you ensure you have a year you can be proud of:
Change The Conversation
Stop being hard on yourself, be kind, loving and patient with yourself and the process. Say nice encouraging things to yourself, say it aloud and say in the mirror. Try It
Your Why Should Make You Cry
I know you may have heard this before but knowing your why is everything when trying to make a lasting change in life and/or business. Your why needs to be so compelling that thoughts of it literally bring you to tears. Your why has to be about more than material things or exaggerated ideals of what you think life will be like when you accomplish your goals. They need to be heartfelt, emotional reasons, true desires.
Write It Done
If it’s not written, it’s not happening. Research shows you are 42% more likely to follow through with you’re to-do’s if they are written down and scheduled. A written goal gives direction, brings clarity and focus. Writing your goals is a powerful way to reaffirm your desires.
Think In 90 Day Intervals
Anyone can change their life in 90 days. It enough time to form a new habit, develop a new skill and just enough time to keep the process of accomplishing your goals challenging but also possible.
Breaking down your year into quarters or 90 day intervals reduces the urge to procrastinate and allows enough time for significant change.
Record Your Progress
When you keep a record of your week to week and month to month progress you are better able to catch areas for improvement. This can help you see your progress which in turn will help you stay encouraged
Project It Until You Perfect It
I don’t believe in faking it but projecting until you perfect something is an idea I can get down with.
Visualize where you want to be 30 days, 60 days, 90 days from now and act as if you are already there.
Celebrate The Small Stuff
Don’t focus on what you have not or how much farther you need to go all that stinking thinking will eventually lead to feelings of defeat and giving up. Pay attention to what you do get done, what you do accomplish and what you do feel good about.
I hope you find these tips helpful, it’s time for you to make a few small changes and get some big results.
Need someone to help you work through the process of figuring out your why or any of the other steps? Reach out to me, I’d love to share how I can help.