It's a new year and as we all know, every new year comes with new resolutions, either good or bad.
However, how sad it is when you achieve short-term changes which therefore causes internal stress and you have no choice but to revert to your old patterns.
Well, it might interest you to know that you can make your new year resolutions/goals work this time around. All what you need to change is the approach and fortunately, that's the core of this article.
Without much ado, join me as we trek through the following aligned tips in making your new year resolutions work:
# PEN IT DOWN
" Products of the mind become concrete when they're written down. So always learn to pick up your pen and write."
Nobody will run with what they can't see. Your resolutions are like sandstones, until you put them into writing, they remain that way and if you linger in writing them down, they continuously disintegrate and become dust.
Besides, we remember what we record. Dawson Trotman used to say, " Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through your fingertips."
It isn't too late, we're still in the preliminary stage of the year. You could still think it through and pen it down.
# DISCUSS IT WITH A TRUSTED FRIEND
Writing your thoughts turned resolutions down serve as nitrogenous base to build on.
The next step is to discuss it with a friend. However, not just a friend but a trusted friend.
Don't get me wrong, this friend could be a family of yours, a co-student, business partner or anyone but it has to be a trusted friend.
Importantly, what you should first decipher is the type of friend you want to share your resolutions/goals with.
Not all friends are meant to be friends. It will be disastrous and disheartening if you reveal your heart and soul to someone with whom there's no intimacy.
Well, justice has been done to that in this article . It will show you where to place different people you have encounter with in your life.
Why discuss it with a trusted friend you may ask? You see, two heads are better than one and your other friend may help you see the full picture which you may not see if left to you alone.
# SET A TIME-FRAME
One beautiful thing time does to us is to keep us up and doing.
When you set a time-frame for each of your goals, it keeps your entire system alive and alert, working towards getting the task done before the time elapses.
See it in this picture, a student who is writing a terminal examination is given two hours maximum to attempt the questions given.
One thing you'd notice is this, that student that sure knows what to write won't be seen looking like Alice in the wonderland but rather, the whole body will be aligned towards writing everything he knows down before the time elapses.
Same thing setting a time-frame for each of your resolutions does to you.
# WALK WITH PEOPLE THAT INSPIRE YOU TO DO MORE
See, the truth is that even if you write your resolutions down, discuss it with a trusted friend and set a time-frame for it and you fail to tag along with those people who can inspire you to chase your goal, it's almost certain you'll achieve just a few or nothing.
Why? It's simply because in life, there are distractions from all sides, things that seem important and timely but obviously unnecessary will come your way.
And in such conditions, you need people of like mind to stand with you.
However, if you feel you do not need anybody, I'll advise you read this article
# THINK YOURSELF HAPPY
Anything you allow in your mind/thought centre will sprout and grow robust and fill the entire space.
In every step you take towards checkmating your goals, you need to think yourself happy
NEGATION INFLUENCES will only water down any iota of readiness to achieve your goal.
"You can if you think you can. If you think you're beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don't, if you think you'll lose, you've lost. Success begins with a fellow's will, it's all in the state of mind.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man but sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can."