A new year is here and we find ourselves thinking about fresh starts and new goals. While setting goals comes easy for most of us, reaching them on the other hand is where it gets challenging.
Your New Year’s resolutions from last year may have gone unresolved, but worry not, you’re not alone. Whatever your goals are (new or old), we want to share five simple steps that can help you reach them and get you ready to start the new year with renewed enthusiasm.
Most of us wake up in January and want to change everything at once. We want to be healthier, be more active, get better grades or do better at work, earn more money etc. Hold your horses! One thing at a time. Rome wasn’t built in a day, the same goes for reaching your goals. So, pick on and start small.
Believing in yourself is key in all aspects of life, including reaching your goals. So, turn off that voice in your head saying you will never make it, it’s impossible or it’s just not meant to be! You can do whatever you want, it’s your life.
The power of now
“I will start tomorrow”, “as soon as” or “next Monday”… We have all used some of these excuses, if not all of them. Even though we like starting the new year with fresh goals, remember the power of now. You don’t need a Monday or a new year to do what you want to do. Ditch the excuses and go for it.
At some point you will want to give up, but if your truly committed then stay strong! Envision your goal and don’t let it out of sight. But remember, you’re pretty awesome with or without your goals, whatever they may be. While dreaming big and working hard is good, don’t get to focused on external future achievements. Remember to enjoy the present moment and be satisfied with where you are while working on getting somewhere else.
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By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred