Up until a few years ago, I made HUNDREDS of resolutions every New Year’s.
The act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something. (source)
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I didn ‘t make a New Year’s Resolution last year or this year. As I mentioned last week, just because I didn ‘t make an exhaustive list of resolutions doesn’t mean I don’t have goals.
Of course I do.
Of course YOU do.
We all have goals. Just like me you want to find your better. For me, my better is qualifying for the Boston Marathon. My goal isn’t about fad diets or esthetics, it’s about bettering myself, and is meant to help me live by my own mantra: Ã…”Live Active, Eat Healthy & Enjoy life! Ã‚Â
Step 1: Write down your goal.
Think long and hard – what do you want to accomplish? Once you know what you want to achieve, write it down. This simple approach is unbelievably powerful. Studies have been done that prove you are 50 percent more likely to achieve a goal that you write down, and 75 percent more likely if you share the commitment in writing with a friend. It sounds simple, but seeing your goal in writing daily helps you focus on the objective even when your mind is occupied elsewhere.
Step 2: Research your goal.
Few things worth accomplishing come easily. The greatest sense of accomplishment comes from surpassing goals that challenge the mind, body and spirit. If your goal is audacious, you will require information beyond what’s currently in your brain. Research what you can about the process and the environment impacting the goal. Give yourself every chance of hitting your goal by surfacing every potential obstacle in your way and exploring every possible solution. This helps prepare you for step 3.
Step 3: Create a plan.
Focus and discipline are key to any big accomplishment. Doing something extraordinary requires changes in patterns and behaviors. In my case, I need to make new time in my schedule to follow a training plan and to train regularly. It won’t be easy, but I am committed enough to the goal to make the extra effort instead of just hoping I will magically be ready.
I know I can reach my goals with hard work, and that you can too! Afterall, January is all about NEW changes, challenges, and a new YOU!
Like me, GoodLife Fitness (the awesome gym that I’ve belonged to for over 13 years) and SportChek want to help you better yourself and reach your goals ” so they’ve teamed up to bring you www.yourbetterchallenge.com! During the Your Better Starts Here Challenge GoodLife Fitness will be giving you new challenges each week and a Chek-list to inspire you in 2014! Complete the weekly challenges on their website www.yourbetterchallenge.com and win! Visit now to start the challenges for week 2.
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Disclosure: Although this post has been generously sponsored by GoodLife Fitness, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect GoodLife Fitness.