The holidays are here and many people become nostalgic. Did they accomplish the tasks and goals of the year that has just passed? What new aspirations do we have in the next year coming? 2012 is right around the corner but many people find themselves recycling their old resolutions for the year of 2011. Why do we get trapped in this cycle? How can we go forward with a resolution and actually accomplish it? When it is December 2012 many of us want to sing Auld Lang Syne and actually look back on the year with pride: We made goals and we accomplished them. Cheers for the New Year!
Many gyms and health clinics can attest that there is a boom of service within the first two weeks of January. Regular work out rooms are packed with many people aspiring for better health. But by March the gyms are again at regular pace. Where did all of these die hard fitness fans go?
Resolutions are often put to the side or thrown out of the mind because we are not achieving the results we are looking for. Using the popular weight loss goals as an example, many people become discouraged after a month at the gym and not seeing the extra fifty pounds melt off in a thirty day work out.
Set realistic goals for yourself. Weight loss, going back to school or a new renovation often times take time and money. These goals cannot be achieved overnight. With a keen sense of awareness of what you want and what it takes to achieve them, you can stay on your path to your aspirations a lot easier when you know what to expect. Write out your goals and understand what it takes to achieve them.
Research, Research, Research!
The library is an excellent resource for researching the path to your goals. If your personal aspiration is to eat healthier, researching the foods, (including fruits and vegetables) to give you the energy. y. After you begin to eat healthier, you will have more energy for other activities. Just watch as your whole lifestyle begins to change and improve just because of a few dietary changes! Researching, asking questions to professionals and reading are great ways to jump start to your goal and again help you with realistic expectations to achieve what you want.
Want to Achieve? Believe!
Believing in yourself, your goals and truly knowing that you can achieve what you want is just a change of an important mantra. Change the “I can’t” to “I can” or “I will.” It sounds simple, but really listen to how you speak to yourself when accomplishing a task. Do you notice a lot of negative discouragement? Change your mantra, remember what you want and know you can do it.
New Years is just around the corner. Let’s make those resolutions come true with our three steps to making what you want to truly happen. Cheers to 2012 and at the end of next year, you can toast yourself for your achieved aspirations rather than recycling old resolutions.
Grace Ste.Croix is a writer, entrepreneur and a motivational speaker in Canada. She writes for a number of international magazines on subjects including personal growth, health and wellness, and current events. She uses her legal experience in her writing to dissect current issues, and apply a number of possible answers for hard questions. As an animal rights campaigner, she strives for tougher laws on animal abuse and encourages their adoption from humane societies and animal shelters. Visit her at VividLife.me, Bythespirit.net, and Feng SHe.com. Join my facebook page! Facebook:Grace Ste.Croix
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