|So how do you actually maintain that motivation beyond the first few weeks or month of the year to “STAMP-IN” the new patterns of behaviour that are going to make your New Years resolutions a reality? The start of a new year, for most of us, is normally a time we think back and assess where we are in life and the things we want to change and improve on in the coming year ahead. Whether it’s financial, health and fitness, relationships or even time-related, it’s generally accompanied by promises and thoughts and statements beginning with; “THIS YEAR I”M GOING TO……..MORE / LESS”.|
The key is to make it as clear as possible in your own mind as to WHY making these changes, and hence reaching a certain outcome, is so important to you and how you will FEEL if you DO or DON’T follow through on your intentions.
To help you out with the process I’ve put together 8 essential questions you need to answer to cement in your mind why it’s so important you make good on your new years resolutions…..
Q1. What are the RISKS and DANGERS if you don’t stick to your resolutions? (Make a list)
Q2. How will these things impact your life and the lives of your loved ones?
Q3. How will you FEEL if you give up and don’t stick with your resolutions?
Q4. How will your life be better (medium term and down the track long term) by sticking to your resolutions?
Q5. With the end goal in mind, construct a specific workable plan to get you there?
Q6. What possible road blocks and saboteurs may you encounter and how are you going to prevent them from derailing you? (Make a list)
Q7. What type of reward system can I create to positively reinforce my new behaviours?
Q8. What excuses could I possibly come up with to NOT follow through on my new years resolutions and how are these excuses INVALID?
Now by answering all these questions it should be very clear in your mind WHY you can, should and must follow through and stick with your resolutions. Keep your written answers to the above questions and if you start to stray from your goals read over it and get RE-MOTIVATED!!!
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