Did you set some New Year’s resolutions?
Chances are good you made some last year – and the year before as well.
In fact 45% of American’s make New Year’s resolutions.
But, looking back, how many of the resolutions did you actually keep?
If you’re like most people, not many. The truth of the matter is that many people set resolutions, but few actually follow through on them.
Why is this? And more importantly, what can you do to ensure that 2016 is different?
Here are the Top 3 Reasons Resolutions Fail and the Fix.
1. Lack Of Vision
The first reason why resolutions fail is because those setting them don’t have a clear vision. They’re unsure of what it is they want to obtain.
They set a resolution that’s wishy washy so you can’t quite see when you’ve reached it.
Here’s an example.
Let’s say you set the resolution to lose weight. How will you know when you reach this resolution? How much weight do you want to lose?
A better resolution would be: “I want to fit into my skinny jeans.”
In fact, people who are specific in the resolutions they make are 10 times more likely to attain them that those who are not specific.
Make sure that whatever your resolution is, you can envision yourself in that resolution. If you can’t see yourself obtaining it and living with it, you are suffering from lack of vision.
How to Fix It!
To fix this problem, take some time when setting your resolutions to really determine in your mind what it is you want. It should be crystal clear – no doubts, no questions, no uncertainties.
2. No Game Plan
The second reason many people fail with their resolution is because they lack a game plan. When you set a goal, you can’t just dive in and hope that it comes together.
You need a road map to get from point A to point B.
Taking the time to figure out that road map is the best way to ensure that you realize success. Trust me when I say it’s time well-spent.
How to Fix It!
After setting your resolution, write down all the steps you will have to take to achieve success. What will you need to do to make it happen?
Creating a series of mini-goals is a great strategy. Plan how you will celebrate each success too!
Don’t leave anything out. The more involved your plan is, the more effective it will be.
3. Lack Of Social Support
Finally, the last reason for not achieving your resolutions is due to lack of social support.
Do not underestimate the power that social support has.
This can be a friend who’s going about the journey with you, your significant other, or a friendly co-worker who checks in daily to see how you’re doing.
This is precisely why my 6 week Challenges and one on one Coaching programs have support built into them for accountability, support and motivation.
Not to sound like a broken record, but my Get Lean in 2016 Body Challenge starts on Monday January 11. So if you’re ready for a step-by-step fat loss plan with unlimited boot camp workouts, delicious fat-burning recipes, and easy meal plans, join me at www.strongerbootcamp.ca