That’s right. I mean it. FORGET resolutions…. oh you thought I meant the other F word. Whatever you thought, you’re right. Resolutions are so commonly mistaken for goals. If you want 2019 to rock, use my take on resolutions to get you there. This is just solely my opinion, but I do know a lot about transforming lives and helping others do the same. If you haven’t been successful in the past with resolutions or you’re just looking to change it up, maybe you should continue reading.
RESOLUTIONS ONLY WORK IF YOU WORK TOWARD IT
Many people think they can go right into not drinking, eating clean, and workout 7 days a week starting right away to get to their ideal weight. Sure, you can… and it’ll last for a few weeks or even few months. But then what? YOU GET BURNT OUT. It’s a common mistake that happens. I know you’re going to work for it, but you have to make realistic, easy to manage, small steps to make sure you stick to it.
RESOLUTIONS ARE NOT GOALS
Inc. states that the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Success and Happiness in 2019 are:
1. Diet or eat healthier (71%)
2. Exercise more (65%)
3. Lose weight (54%)
4. Save more and spend less (32%)
5. Learn a new skill or hobby (26%)
6. Quit smoking (21%)
7. Read more (17%)
8. Find another job (16%)
9. Drink less alcohol (15%)
10. Spend more time with family and friends (13%)
These are great things and if you do all these things in one year, that’s great. I have, I did all of these in 2016. Yes ALL OF THEM including stop smoking and finding another job. Probably the two hardest things on the list. But at the end of 2016, I didn’t feel much different. These were really just goals I created, not a resolution to be what I want to be. I had crushed so many goals but I was still very unhappy and not in the best life that I wanted.
So in 2017 and 2018, I decided that I would change up my resolution instead of making them sound more like goals I decided to change up how I defined my resolution. In 2017, I resolved to feel more love for myself and from others. In 2018, I resolved to feel more successful. At the beginning of each year, I wasn’t sure how I was going to do it - I just knew what I needed .
DEFINE YOUR RESOLUTION
Google defines “resolution” as:
a firm decision to do or not to do something.
the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.
Your decision to do or not do something isn’t a goal, it’s a resolution. Goals can change throughout the year so focus on how you want the year to go. How do you want to feel? Here are some of my favorite go to resolutions:
Don’t suck this year (very general but really works!)
Love myself more.
Create a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
Be happy with my body no matter what I look like.
Do more things that make me feel confident and loved.
Notice how those are just a resolution (a firm decision) to do something for myself? 2018 was the best year because I used the top 5 listed above to create goals along the way that lead the way for me to advance in an amazing career, start my own business, love myself more than I ever have, be in the best shape of my life, and have the most amazing friends I could ever ask for.
All the things you can do to meet your resolutions changes over the course of a few months or a year. So, I encourage you to figure out how you want to feel at the end of 2019 and make that your resolution.
LAST - BASE YOUR GOALS OFF OF YOUR RESOLUTION
Once you’re able to figure out how you want to feel, you can start to figure out what areas of your life need the most attention. Where are you the most unhappy? Start there and work your way to the best life you’ve ever had.
I want to share with you some of the tools I used last year to figure out where I needed to start. Starting is sometimes the hardest thing to do.
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Go get ‘em, Tiger! 2019 is yours for the taking!
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