For the rest of the world January 1 is a new lease on life.
Promises to ourselves of: weight loss, eat less, eat healthier, read more, be a better person, focus on family and friends, improve your business or find a new job. All of these promises that we make to ourselves, to improve our lives through self awareness. Unfortunately 98% of us lose track and we fall back in our old ways. It's comfortable. Change is not.
Most fitness club memberships are abandoned my March, eating habits go back to what they were and the Kobo is loaded up with books but is still sitting on the bedside table, instead of in your bag to read everyday and you've made plans to meet up with your friends - in June. Well at least meeting your friends in June is better than Christmas.
Remember- change takes place outside our comfort zone!
How can you make permanent changes?
It takes 120days to commit to a new change and make it permanent. This requires you to do something everyday for the 120days, even in a small way to help make this part of your new routine.
Not only should you write down your goals - health, business or personal, but review them daily. Make these goals realistic, for example-winning the lottery, although is a lofty goal, not something you have a direct affect=outcome.
I recommend each person write down a goal from each aspect of their life: one financial goal; one personal goal; one lifestyle goal; one happiness goal; one fitness goal-mental or physical. Write them on a small piece of card and keep it with you, review it daily. Keeping these goals in mind as you go through your daily lives will help you change your outlook from "what can I do" to "I can do it".
Commit your goals to writing, personal and professional reasons why you should.
These can be personal- weight loss, personal growth, financial goals, since these are the most
common concerns that I see in my practice with my patients. Financial goals can also be small business goals, these will help you focus your goals and measure the results from your efforts.