6 Secrets Behind a 90% New Year’s Resolution Success Rate
Have you ever set a New Year’s Resolution, and then just kept putting it off? OR made a little progress, only to get discouraged and find yourself with ANOTHER holiday hangover, no better off than before?
Think about yourself 90 days from now.
Don’t you want to do that person a HUGE favor?
Imagine waking up in 90 days with the lifestyle or body you want, and the sense of accomplishment that you finally put in the effort to make your life happier and healthier, once and for all.
Stop delegating all of your weight-loss plans or accomplishments to your future self.
That person is no stronger, or better equipped to handle them than the person who is reading this sentence right now.
This New Year’s Eve, it’s time to re-write your narrative.
Ah New Year’s. My FAVORITE holiday. I LOVE setting resolutions, because I have found a way to succeed at them, 90% of the time.
Because one of my resolutions for 2016 is to help you accomplish your aspirations in any way I can, here is my Secret 6-Step Formula to finally make New Year’s Resolutions happen for you.
1.Write Down Your Goals ON PAPER (yeah . . .that white stuff made of trees people used before iPads).
Case study after case study proves that writing down goals, to-do lists, and personal narratives is one of the highest factors leading to success versus failure.
Writing something down, even privately, strengthens your commitment to it.
2. Scribble down how you will handle moments of weakness.
Take today to really think about things that have held you back from accomplishing what you want in the past. Write them down, and resolve how you will get past them.
This will skyrocket your mental strength through the roof. When faced with a challenge or moment of self-doubt, have a plan you can refer to that can keep you on track.
Journaling or writing down how you handle things when the going gets tough, will also force you to reflect on your own inner-critic, see the progress you’re making, and bring flawed beliefs or self-doubt into perspective.
3. Get Creative and Have Fun.
The more exciting your goals, the more excited you will be to go after them.
Do you want to visit Greece? Write a book? Perform a circus act? Sky-dive? Try standup comedy? Color coordinate your closet? Try escargot?
Resolutions don’t all have to be an exercise in Spartanic over-achieving. I write about 20 resolutions, and make sure at least half sound outrageously fun, easy, and achievable.
4. Make your goals MEASURABLE and ACTIONABLE.
Without a milestone to celebrate, you are flying blind. How will you know when you’ve accomplished what you’re after?
A measurable goal means assigning a numerical value to your progress. Here’s an example of how a goal should be written for maximum effectiveness: I will lose 20 pounds by March 31st, 2016.
Remember to also take an inventory of where you are now, so you can see how much progress you make by 2017.
For example, the 9-Minute Workout app has a handy weight and measurement tracking feature. Use it to compare your health stats now, and again 3 months to see how far you have come.
5. Add a Deadline.
In school, did you ever put off writing a paper until a few hours before it was due? And then after weeks of procrastinating, surprised yourself by squeezing something brilliant out of your brain in record time?
Deadlines are the powerful extra kick to make rapid progress in the final stretch. The fatal flaw of New Year’s resolutions: a whole year to procrastinate is way too long.
Set goals and checkins throughout the year to make sure you are going strong on your progress.
“PATIENCE YOU MUST HAVE my young padawan” – Yoda
Remember that the deadline is important, but don’t let it be the enemy. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve set a goal date for myself, and accomplished what I was after just a few weeks or months later. It is still just as gratifying!
6. Make It Public.
Now that you’ve gotten your goals written down, I want you to try one more thing to really obliterate your chances of failure: tell someone what you are going to accomplish.
Post it on Facebook, call up your mom, do what you have to do.
Terrifying? Yes. Motivating as hell? You bet.
Stating your goals to an audience or friend will create a public persona for yourself that you will start unconsciously living up to. It can also offer clarity on your dreams, and keeps you accountable for reaching them.
The best part about sharing aspirations? The connection it creates.
Something wonderful happens when people hear you are working towards something: they begin to brainstorm ways to help or cheerlead.
What is the coolest New Year’s Resolution you have ever pulled off?
Do you have a secret trick for getting things accomplished?
Leave them in the comments and I will read each one to see how I can help.
My goal for 2016 is to help you accomplish your aspirations in any way I can. I would love to hear what you are trying to get done and brainstorm ways to help.
To kick-off my helpfulness resolution, I’m sending out special emails all through January and 2016 to offer an extra motivational boost and support.
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I’m excited to say, some of the reader’s have already used the program to do a lifestyle overhaul and lose over 20 pounds. I’d bet it will work for you too!
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Check it out so on December 31, 2016 you feel like this:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!