Today is January 8th, is this your 'official' start of the new year? Perhaps. And that's ok, I personally felt with the holidays being on Sunday/Monday it really threw me off schedule.
So, how is your new year resolution going?
Are you still keeping at it?
Are you struggling to keep those promises to yourself?
I have an idea for you. A minor shift in perspective to help you stay on course for your 2018 goals.
Set INTENTIONS. It's a strong, deeper more personal strategy to stay committed.
1. an act or instance of determining mentally some action or result.
2. the end or object intended; purpose.
Statics show: 80% fail their New Years Resolutions by February
Hmm, not very promising and from personal experience, I agree.
Here are some strategies to help stick to your Intentions.
*Focus on a specific goal
1)Counting the number of calories you consume per day, instead
on fitting into that beautiful dress for your friends wedding in May.
2) Aiming for more muscle mass, instead
on daily workouts that prepare you for the Tough Mudder race.
uccess ~John Lee Dumas
Learn a language
loose 20lbs by March 17th
learn conversational Russian by June 3rd
save (an extra) $5,000 in retirement funds by July 12th
You must have a innate reason for your intention, otherwise when life happens, we get distracted, overwhelmed and forget.
And everything stops.
The momentum is gone, excuses take over and so does the rest of your life's stuff.
One of my business teachers says 'if it's not in your calendar, it doesn't exist.'
"work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion"
Meaning, if you don't block out a specific time to complete a task, it could easily extend to 4hrs later.
Being specific gives you clarity, which sets you up to WIN.
I hope this guide helps set you up for a winning 2018!!