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New year, new goal, same resolutions

January 08, 2020 - 00:00
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The Player’s Club

  • New year, new goal, same resolutions

Every day and year that you are alive, you’re given another chance to fix the problems in your life. We talk a lot about the goals we are going to achieve, and end up being less likely to put in the actual work to achieve that goal. I tend to put things out there about me that I feel are relevant. Those things are usually prefaced with “I’m going to do this” , or “I’m going to change this“ statements, but, because of reality, I often fail to commit to them.

Sharing your thoughts or intentions with the public can be motivating because you’re working hard to accomplish whatever it was you said you’d accomplish.

Private failure to attain goals is one thing, public failure is quite another. If you think of sharing a goal with others as a means of strengthening your commitment, an added accountability measure, then that should help in reaching the goal. Whether your goal is to quit smoking or to get to the gym, to make a career change or to lose weight, unless you are motivated from within, have a good support system and a healthy environment, it is difficult to make lasting lifestyle changes. The saying, “How do you eat an elephant? By taking one bite at a time,” comes to mind.

Make small steps toward your goals, and use your sense of accomplishment to further fuel your healthy habits so that you can keep feeling proud of what you’ve done, and what you will do.