Who are you and what do you want? What are your resolutions for the new year? How close are these resolutions to reality? I’m sure you’ve got answers to that right before you!
We are in the time of the year when practically everybody is busy jotting down their new year resolutions. And there has being a lot of articles about our year’s review, new year resolutions and the likes. As a matter of fact, just this morning I think I read 3 articles analyzing to how to write loads of resolutions. It’s helpful though, but what’s the use of these resolutions if they are not going to become a reality?
Wait who is deceiving who? ………..
The beginning of a new year looks like the best time to track our progress in life, drop unproductive habits and declare areas which we would want to improve on. But the fact remains that more than 70 percent of people fail to stick to their resolutions; after the first 3 months, it’s all gone. Some may not even last that long.
Why is it that most resolutions are dissolved? Here is one answer I discovered – It’s because they aren’t on the path of reality!
You can turn your resolution into grand realities if you really want to. All you have to do is to know what you want and take virtuous steps to set yourself on the right track of success.
Below are 6 effective steps to turn your resolutions into reality.
1. Be specific about your resolutions
The most common mistake people make while setting their new year resolution/goals is that they just write down what it is, not including how they want it to look like.
The first thing you need to do in order to turn your resolutions into realities is to get specific.
For example, let’s suppose one of your new year resolution is to save 40 percent of your business spending every week, which one of these two looks more realistic and which one looks vague?
- “This year I would save a whole 40 percent of my spending every week”
- “This year I would promote sales through my existing channels only and I would save 40 percent of my spending.”
The later is definitely more realistic and the former vague. That’s the basis of having a specific resolution.
Get clear and specific; break it down to the smallest possible unit. The more specific you are, the better your motivation, the better your motivation the best chances for your success.
2. Set your priorities
Setting priorities is very important in turning resolutions and goals into reality. It’s a joke to say you can handle all things at the same time. You should divide your big goals into smaller unit
To get started with priority setting, you should get a list of your new year goals, and differentiate between the important and the urgent ones.
If you are being given the permission to visualize/see anything now what exactly are you going to envisage about yourself?
“You cannot Feature into the future that you cannot picture.”
Close your eyes often and take time to view what you will really look like when you achieve this goal. Realize what good you are going to stand for if you successfully implement these resolutions. This would fuel your motivation even more. Viewing how the end looks like from the beginning will make your goals more real and achievable.
4. Map out a strategic and creative plan
You just viewed what you want. Now the next thing is to discover the distance between you and your envision. What exactly is serving as a roadblock to this view? It’s time to get creative!
“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” ~ William Plomer.
One big mistake I’ve seen people make and I’ve myself made many times is “doing the usual and expecting a better result.” Life gets boring at times when you do the norms without even trying new things.
A simple way to get motivated to break grounds is by being creative. Sit back and plan out a creative strategy which would turbocharge your progress and help you fulfill your new year goals.
5. Take consistent actions and commit totally to it.
Now that you’ve got a creative strategy on how to work out your goals, it’s time to take actions. Achieving success isn’t just a thing of the moment. It is the accumulation of non-stop efforts/actions.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Always ineffectiveness.” ~ William Hutchison Murray.
Unless you have a virtuous commitment, your new year resolutions and goals remain mere words. No goal can be achieved without commitment. Hurdles are bound to appear, but with the rightful commitment you would successfully overcome them and move on to the bright side.
6. Don’t let the enthusiasm burn out.
“Every person is enthusiastic at times. One person has enthusiasm for 30 minutes; another person has it for 30 days; but it’s the person who has it for 30 years that makes a success of life.” ~ Edward Butler George.
Enthusiasm is one very important factor in achieving your goals. Being unenthusiastic is depressing. Not only will you be stuck, it will also be hard to find someone to work with you. With enthusiasm, you tend to get things done better and more easily. Whatever goal you set for yourself, it must be exciting and plausible to you for you to accomplish.
You can always keep your enthusiasm up by knowing exactly what you want to do, making continuous progress and by reminding yourself of the greater ending.
Author: Daniel Moayanda
Dan. is a young strategist, motivational writer and public speaker. He provides entrepreneurs with success strategies and backs it up with the right motivation needed to explore. He also writes about finding a way out of everything in general!