Why is it that most of us actually fail to accomplish any of our resolutions, year after year? Every New Year's, we all vow to be more active, eat better and declutter our houses. These are resolutions that we are so adamantly determined to achieve on New Year's Eve but then forget 2 days later. Well, it's because resolutions are just that, resolutions, dreams and ideas. They aren't plans. We may resolve to do something, but that does not mean that it will get done. We are creatures of habit and new habits and actions are hard to implement. That's why we need a plan!!
Basically, a resolutions is a dream! Whether you dream big and really reach for those stars, or you are simply resolving to spend less time on Facebook and eat more greens, I'm behind you 100%. Whatever the size of your dream or resolution, it's important. It means something to you. You can't just let it stay a dream, it must evolve and grow into a goal and have a plan attached.
Most people forget their resolutions by this time in Janaury, only to remember them again on December 31 when they are making their next list of resolutions. They may have pushed away that pizza in favour of a salad for the first day or two of the new year, but without a plan, the resolve falters and they are back to their old habits. It's true, old habits die hard.
My instagram feed, in the first week of the year, was full of 'just starts' and 'new year, new beginnings' which are all well and good, but once you start, then what?
And you will hit set backs, many of them. It's not a big deal, we all make mistakes and if you know that going in, then it'll be eaiser for you when you do hit them. Don't think of a set back as a failutre, because that will make you want to give up. Just see it for what it is, a bump in the road, that you simply need to figure out how to get over (or around, or even under ;)
With a plan in place, you may be prepared for set backs, but you may come across unforseen set backs too. But, you're smart and I know you'll be able to figure it out!
What are your 2018 resolutions? Do you have a plan to achieve them? If not, don't forget I've got Plan Your Dreams at Big Picture Classes to help with all that.