The fact that you have a desire to make some sort of change indicates that you do want to improve something about your life. Luckily, there are many things that you can to do help your resolutions succeed.
Listed below are six of my favorite articles on the topic. Hopefully, at least one of them will resonate with you and help you achieve your goals!
5 Simple Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution
In 5 Simple Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution, Kayla Matthews shows you how to focus on your process. Her advice is both sound and practical. In short, her five tips are:
- Make a Bucket List for the New Year
- Focus on the Process and Make It Enjoyable
- Set Mini-Goals and Take Small Steps Daily
- Write Your Goals Down and Use Checklists
- Make Goals That Are Attainable and Measurable
- Why You Should Change Your Goals Into Quests
One of the best productivity writers today, Benjamin Hardy, teaches us in Why You Should Change Your Goals Into Quests how to see our New Year’s Resolutions differently. Instead of just setting goals, strive for something you truly desire in life. He describes why we procrastinate and emphasizes the importance of including play in our lives. This article will help you alter your view of your life in a positive way.
Why You Shouldn’t Bother Making New Year’s Resolutions
Although Michael Hyatt says to “forget New Year’s Resolutions” in Why You Shouldn’t Bother Making New Year’s Resolutions, he goes on to show an efficient system for goal-setting. He states that there are five dimensions for goal-attainment that one should consider:
- Genuine possibility
- Past experience
- Effective design
- Intrinsic motivation
- Proven tactics
3 Things You Can Do To Start A Year Of Action
Mike Vardy is an expert at reducing complex ideas into simple concepts. In 3 Things You Can Do To Start A Year Of Action he gives us three things to start a year of action during the month of January. Although he often advocates beginning your year at any time during the year, these three tips provide an excellent foundation for anyone wanting to achieve their New Year’s Resolutions.
- Connect Better With Your Actions
- Turn Things Down So You Can Turn Things Up
- Be Selective With Your Attention
- New Year’s Resolutions Suck. Do This Instead
Just as Kayla Matthews suggests focusing on the process of reaching a goal, Benjamin McEvoy takes it a step further in New Year’s Resolutions Suck. Do this Instead. He describes how people view a New Year’s Resolution as an event and because of this, we tend to ignore the process. The three things that you must do to change your life are:
- Know what you want
- Figure out a simple step you can take right NOW
- Do something every day
The Top Nine Ways to Make Successful New Year’s Resolutions
Of course, this list would not be complete without including The Top Nine Ways to Make Successful New Year’s Resolutions by yours truly. In this article, I describe proven techniques to achieve any goal. The article begins with proper goal-setting techniques and ends with a framework for how you can start to achieve that goal. Each stage includes examples.