Four Ways to Get Your New Year’s Resolutions to Stick.

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Four Ways to Get Your New Year’s Resolutions to Stick.

Encourager-In-Chief: December 25th, 2019

Make them count this time!

How many people do you know that will be making New Year’s resolutions next week? There’s a good chance that most of the people you speak with will tell you what they’re going to do next year. Unfortunately, this also a good chance that most of them have given up on their New Year’s resolutions by the third week in January.

So let me ask you something: Did you do it again? Did you wait till the last minute before writing your goals down? I know for many people the answer will be, “yes.” Well, whether you did or didn’t, it’s still not too late to make sure that your New Year’s resolutions stick. Here are four easy ways to get better results in 2020.

Let’s face it, resolutions are goals that aren’t usually written down. So first of all, write your goals down. I know you’ve heard this many times before but, apparently, it still has not gotten through to you. When you write your goals down and you commit them to paper or computer screen, they become much clearer and easier on which to focus. Just indulge me and give it a try. I know you’ll be pleased with the outcome.

Second, post your goals in a public place. We’re not talking about Grand Central Station. I’m talking about your refrigerator where other members of your family can easily see them. The fact you make your goals public creates a greater sense of accountability to see them through. Hopefully, your family members will be encouraging you. By the way, if weight loss enters into any of your 2020 goals, the refrigerator is definitely the right place to post your goal list. Just remember to read before you open the door.

Third, tell some of the people you’re closest to what you’re going to do. When you make a declaration to someone else, you create more accountability and more incentive to follow through on what you said. After all, you don’t want your friends to think you don’t keep your word. Besides, keeping your word to yourself is the surest way to increase your self-esteem, self-confidence, and accomplish your goals.

Finally, make sure to check off your completed goals as they are done. I also like to highlight my goals once they’re completed so I can visually see my progress. When I look at my goal list and it starts becoming more yellow than white, then I know I’m gaining on my progress and it inspires me to work even harder.

Writing your goals down is easy to do and it’s easy not to do. You’re staring at a brand-new year, just one week away. What will you do with it? The choice is yours, but remember an opportunity missed is an opportunity lost.

Knowledge is not power. Knowledge, plus action, plus disciplined follow-through, is power.
- Dave Romeo

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