Many new years resolutions are wimpy. Most of the time they are focused on what we want to STOP doing: quit eating junk food, end credit card spending, don’t buy Starbucks every morning, etc.I challenge you to make your 2008 goals to be about what you want to accomplish. Instead of quitting junk food, decide to eat healthy. Don’t end credit card spending, choose your debit card as the only plastic to be used for spending. I have no advice for Starbucks since they own my mornings! The general consensus is that all new years resolutions fail. I think it is because we are not passionate about what we want to accomplish. We all know deep in our heart who we want to be, what we want to do, and how we wish to positively impact those around us. When making your 2008 plan, don’t scratch off something because you already feel defeated before you even try.
Dustin Wax has a great guideline for 8 Ways to Achieve Success in 2008. I think all of his tips are relevant but I really liked these three:
- Find a support group
- Accept failure graciously — and move on
- Change yourself, not the things around you
- Create a Trigger
- Behavior First, Results Later
- Consistency Counts