I hope you had a good Christmas and new year filled with family, friends, good food and good energy. Mine was definitely filled with good food, so now it’s time to get back in the saddle, set my new year’s resolution and get cracking.
Why set a New Year’s resolution?
I’ve covered the importance of goals and how to reach them in a past post, but just to refresh your memory here is why goals are important:
Goals are what we want to achieve in life. Those achievements are partly what build our personalities and make up the basis of our identities. Goals give our lives a purpose, something to aim for and keep working towards, to eventually reach and gain something from.
So why do we need to set new year’s resolutions? The answer is that we don’t. If we already have goals then there’s no particular reason to be confused by a bunch of goals made while we’re slightly, or perhaps very, drunk on NYE. If we, however, are in the need of new goals then the new year is a good time to make them since it’s a new beginning and has significant symbolic meanings for some.
Let it loose!
This is supposed to be fun! When you’re setting goals / new year’s resolutions you’re in fact designing your future year. How cool is that? Very cool in fact. Right now you have the power to determine how 2011 is going to be. What you’ll do, who you’ll become, how you’ll look. The world is yours for the taking so let your imagination loose and just write down what you truly want.
If you followed the step above and chose something you truly want to achieve then I bet you’re very excited right now. Keep that passion and remind yourself of how exciting it is to be on this journey towards your new goals which will bring you something which to you means a lot.
This is the secret to achieving something, not a lot of people know it, so if you’re the secretive type then don’t tell anyone. If you actually want to achieve something you have to do something. Once you’ve finished writing down your goals you have to start doing something to achieve them. The next step will make that a little easier.
Habits will make change permanent and they’ll make sure you do something to bring you further along on your journey towards your goal every day. Changing and/or developing habits takes time so be patient, have discipline and consciously act towards changing/developing them.
I hope this will help you achieve your new year’s resolutions for 2011 and have an absolutely great year. Remember to be excited, have discipline and enjoy life. I’ll be here all year supporting and cheering for you!
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Thank you for reading.
Yours truly, The Fitness Motivator