The Right New Years Resolution

The new year has arrived.  Time for a change?

Countless choose to have a go at weight loss at the beginning of every new year.  This is the time when self assessment happens for most of us, and choices of change and improvement are made.

Unfortunately these resolutions often become just more unrealised dreams.

Having successfully undertaken this journey, I have discovered the reason why this happens.  We so often express our resolutions in ways that are no more interesting than rice.

“So you want to loose 30 pounds?”

That is a problem.  It is just a number.  It has no real meaning which makes it impossible to personalise into something motivating.  It just does not work.

For a resolution to really stick, ask yourself why you want to loose the weight.  Make that your resolution. Express it in terms of something that you like or wish to be able to do, but cannot right now.

I love hiking. When I started, it was so far out of reach for me to do a 10 mile hike that it was just unimaginable.  I made that my goal.

I want to do a 10 mile hike.

After figuring what I needed to do to get there, I did what I had to and have since done several of those.

To succeed at your resolutions follow this formula:

  1. Figure out what you want.
  2. Make sure that you can personalise it into something that excites you.
  3. Figure out what you need to do to make that happen.
  4. Then… Just do it…

If you loose your motivation along the way, go try whatever it is you were hoping to reach. See how much closer you have gotten to reaching your goal.  “Do a 2 mile hike.”  You might be surprised what you have achieved.

Good luck with your journey.

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