Updated: Aug 25
How many times have you started the new year hearing, reading and more importantly saying to yourself and sometimes out loud to others with absolute conviction 'new year, new me'. But by the end of the month, and even more often than not, by the end of the first week the promise you had made to yourself is all but forgotten as you find yourself slipping way too easily back into the negative lifestyles, behaviours and mindsets you had vowed to change.
Too many times to even count, right? Well take it from me you are not alone and although we are more than halfway through the year it's not too late to absolutely slay your goal and killing it in the second half of 2019. So grab a notepad and pen, find a quiet space, get comfortable and let our 3 steps guide below help you own the year.
1. Re-read your new year resolution
At the start of the year you probably came up with a long list of things you wanted to change. Now it's more than halfway through the year it's time to decide on the one that matters the most. The one if you were to give 100% of your full attention and commitment to would create a ripple effect that will positively impact all the other areas of your life and be a real game-changer. For instance, by choosing to focus on a fitness regime you will unlock a host of other payoffs such as a stronger, leaner body, improving your mood, sleep, nutrition, health and overall well-being, become more self confident not to mention have the energy and vitality you will need to say, take the necessary steps to embark on a career change or a new relationship for example,
2. Apply the pain / pleasure principle
If you haven't been able to successfully create the positive changes you want to make in yourself and your life, it's because you haven't been applying the pain/pleasure principle. Simply put, everything you do in life is either to avoid pain or to move towards pleasure. In order to achieve anything you want in life you have to link massive pain to the limiting behaviour/s you want to stop and begin associating massive pleasure to the desired behaviour/s.
Change happens when the pain of staying the same
is greater than the pain of change.
- Tony Robbins
3. Set it as a SMART goal and visualise its achievement
Goals that are Smart, Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time based is proven to be more attainable. Check here to make sure that your chosen goal meet the criteria and visualise the outcome. See, feel and believe you have it right now! Applying massive pleasurable emotions to its completion, make certain that you schedule in weekly as well as daily steps into your diary and fix your mindset on success.