How to Stop Making Excuses and Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

January 2, 2018 by Joe Grunnet

Let’s face it, New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep. We can all find a million excuses why we fail at our new year goals, “It’s too hard!”, “I’m too busy!”. Well guess what, we all are! We all have a million things vying for our attention each and every day. If you really want to make the change you can’t make excuses or else you will fail every time. We want to give you are few words of advice on how to cut the crap and keep your 2018 New Year’s resolution.

1. Be Realistic. We all know that we can’t start the year with the resolution, “I want to make a million dollars”. While that is a fine goal, it might not be a realistic one. If that is truly your goal, you need to make a plan on how you are going to get there. Making a big sweeping declaration is going to get you nowhere. Sit down and think through every step that is going to get you to that million dollars. By setting these small sub goals you are more likely to achieve your final goal and not quit after the first month because it was simple “too hard”.

2. Write down your goals. By writing down your goals it is going to force yourself to think less in the abstract and more in the concrete. Not only do you have to mentally visualize your goals and how to achieve them, you also need to take the time to write them down and make a plan.

3. Find your drive. What is motivating you to keep your new goal? Are you truly passionate and hungry to make the change? If you answered no to these questions you are never going to be able to stick to your resolution. To stick to new goals, you must recommit to them every morning when you wake up. Find your drive and hunger to succeed and remind yourself of why you are making the change in 2018.

The start of the New Year isn’t the only time to think about improving yourself or your situation. Each day presents the opportunity to reach new heights and push yourself to be the best version possible. Your goals should turn into daily, weekly, and monthly affirmations of success. What is your New Year’s resolution? Do you feel like this will be the year that you finally follow through? Remember today can either be one day, or day one; you decide. Happy New Year!

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