Making New Resolutions Stick
Here are a few thoughts as you sit down to make your new year’s resolutions:
1. Find the good in what has happened for you so far. Count your blessings from your past.
2. Let go of things you can’t control. Free your mind of what is holding you back.
3. It is the time to take the chance in doing something that really matters. Think “this is my chance” and go for it.
4. Realize every challenge is a necessary step towards a better destination. Just down your goals in a SMART format. Example: Lose weight: weigh 175 lbs by June 30, 2015.
5. Keep going and believe in the power of compounding small increments. Understand that little results are visible in the beginning.
6. Expect resistance as you get started. New habits are hard to form and easy to break. Stay consistent.
7. There will be smiles and tears. Learn to live with ambiguity and frustration; all champions have lived through peaks and valleys.
Thank you for reading and reflecting on today’s nuggets. Please pass them on to others.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.
Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy